Who do you think will win this game, Brazil or Argentina?
Sports Desk: Four-time world champions Brazil are not having a good time. The team’s disappointment at the World Cup in Qatar is still fresh, and so far they have won just two of their five matches in the qualifiers for the next World Cup.
In contrast, defending champions Argentina are still in great form. With four wins from five matches, they have topped the Latin American qualifying table. Lionel Messi lost to Uruguay in only the last match after Saudi Arabia in the World Cup.
The Albiceleste will face hosts Brazil at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro in the Super Clasico tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6:30am.
The day before the match (today) the coaches of the two teams came to the press conference. There, Lionel Scaloni said to be careful even if the two main stars of Brazil, Neymar Jr. and Vinicius Jr., are not there. On the other hand, Brazil’s domestic coach, Fernando Diniz, told Messi’s plan – to think.
The Brazil-Argentina match is undoubtedly exciting, but the Seleção camp is worried about injuries. Neymar is already out of the field for a long time. The top goalscorer in Brazil’s history was injured again before returning to the team after recovering from injury.
In addition, Real Madrid star Vinicius also got injured in the last match. Brazil will have to play against Argentina without them. For that reason they were naturally questioned by Scaloni.
Even if they are not there, there are substitutes in the Brazil team, according to Scaloni, ‘Vinicius-Neymar are both excellent. Both have to be considered. But we know, they also have substitute players in the Brazil team.
Every one of their footballers is top class, young, fast and experienced. Surely their coach has prepared something different. Brazil played well against Colombia. They were excellent till 76 minutes, but the result of the match says otherwise.’
“We didn’t think about whether Argentina is mentally ahead or not.” We just play for us. “I don’t think about what will happen to the opponent team,” Albiceleste coach said in response to the question.
Meanwhile, on the question of stopping Messi in the Clasico, Brazil coach Diniz said, ‘We have to play our normal game and try not to let him (Messi) play his creative football.
Dealing with Messi is obviously a different matter and you have to think. A player of his stature and a great ability to make effective decisions on the field will be a concern.’
“We are ready to play against a team that is one of the best if not the best at the moment,” he added. And it’s not because they won the World Cup, they’ve been the best for a long time.
They have footballers playing in the biggest leagues in their team, they are used to always being in the limelight. And Messi is there… this is a team that has been playing well for a long time, on a winning streak… we know their strength. We are also preparing to give our best.’ And in such a situation, in your opinion, who will win this game, Brazil or Argentina?