While a smiley Neymar observed Brazil’s exceptional frame in World Cup qualifiers wearing a Uruguay shirt given to him by his Barcelona partner Luis Suarez, a peculiarly pugnacious Lionel Messi declined to shake hands with a linesman after a limited Argentina prevail upon Chile.
In the wake of whipping Uruguay 4-1 at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo on Thursday, Brazil will secure its spot in one year from now’s World Cup on the off chance that it beats Paraguay in Sao Paulo in the following round and Ecuador and Chile, which are fifth and 6th, lose. In the event that that happens, mentor Tite’s side will be the principal nation to fit the bill for the competition.
Argentina, which was runner-up in the 2014 World Cup, is in a significantly harder spot. The unconvincing 1-0 prevail upon Chile in Buenos Aires, after Messi scored from a disputable punishment, moved Edgardo Bauza’s side third in the table. An annihilation would have abandoned it 6th with just five diversions to play.
Argentina confronts a refreshed Bolivian group in the height of La Paz one week from now. The greater part of Bolivia’s beginning players did not go to Colombia for the 1-0 crush Thursday.
The last time Argentina won at 3,600 meters high was in 2005. In the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, a squad drove by Messi lost 6-1 to the hosts. An annihilation in the Andes could mean tumbling to fifth place.
A couple of months prior it was entirely unexpected world, with Argentina going for titles and Brazil slacking 6th. Be that as it may, seven straight wins in the qualifiers under Tite brought certainty back after two early disposals in the previous two releases of the Copa America, dull exhibitions and the constancy of the 7-1 injury against the Germans in its home World Cup in 2014.
“This was more than I had envisioned. Regardless I don’t have the measurement of how much this group could at present develop (until Russia),” Tite said in a question and answer session in Uruguay. “I would prefer even not to think about alternate amusements and the table. I don’t do math, I concentrate on the execution and this was striking in light of the fact that surprisingly the group needed to respond (in the wake of trailing).”
Neymar trusts that the away triumph over second place Uruguay demonstrates that Brazil is as of now develop and experienced, which ought to number in Russia. “This is vital for what’s to come. We didn’t feel shaken after they scored their objective, we knew there was still a considerable measure of time. We need to keep our cool, and that is the thing that we did here,” Neymar said.
Argentinians can’t begin considering Russia right now, however their issues are clear, as a feature of day by day Ole recommends. With a photo of Messi indicating the skies, it peruses: “Without him, we are nothing.”
What’s more, there are figures to back that up: Argentina scored 83% of their focuses with their fundamental man on the pitch, however without him that number tumbles to 33%.
The Barcelona star did not address the press after the match as a result of the group’s blacklist to the media. Bauza denied that his group relies on upon Messi and guaranteed less enduring to fans later on. “It was critical to win this match. As we have more opportunity to work, we will enhance,” he said after the diversion at the Monumental de Nunez.
However, next Tuesday Brazil will at the end of the day be delighting in a gathering like environment while Argentina feels the weight each moment.