Brazil will take on the world champions Argentina on Wednesday morning. The spotlight will be on Lionel Messi at the Maracana Stadium. Leo will play in Brazil for the first time after winning the World Cup.
Moreover, the two stars who were the stars of the Brazil team are injured. A Neymar Jr. who suffered an injury in last month’s World Cup qualifier. The other is Vinicius Junior. This youngster of Real got injured in the last match against Colombia.
Without Neymar-Vinny, the pressure to return the team to victory against Argentina is on the shoulders of Brazil coach Fernando Diniz. He also has to take the challenge of keeping Lionel Messi. Coach Diniz commented in the pre-match press conference that there is no way to worry about someone like Messi.
He said, ‘You can’t help but think about a footballer of Messi’s stature. But we have to play our own game. So that we can put all of Messi’s creative work on hold. Dealing with Messi is certainly difficult and worrying. It’s impossible not to be concerned about someone like Messi’s decision-making ability on the field.’
Brazil and Argentina will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 am Bangladesh time. Brazil are winless in three consecutive World Cup qualifiers. On the other hand, Argentina tasted defeat for the first time against Uruguay in the last match after becoming the world champion.