The Argentine national team was only able to play a goalless draw against Brazil in the 2022 World Cup qualifying match for the South American zone at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, Wednesday (11/17/2021) morning WIB.
With the addition of one point, Argentina remains in second place in the South American zone’s 2022 World Cup qualifying standings with 29 points. They are six points behind Brazil at the top, and 12 ahead of Peru in fifth.
This nick made the Argentine national team one step closer to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup finals. The reason is, with four matches remaining, Team Tango only needs one point to be able to get a ticket to Qatar.
Acting as the host, the Argentine national team received fierce resistance from Brazil. Argentina’s goal, which was escorted by Emiliano Martinez, was threatened several times by the Brazilian national team’s attack line.
Vinicius Junior and Matheus Cunha had good chances to score against Argentina in the 17th and 19th minutes. However, the ball shot by both only slightly deviated from the target.
The attack from the Argentine national team , led by Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, and Lionel Messi, still struggles to penetrate the tight back row of the Brazilian national team. As a result, until the break the score 0-0 remained.
In the second half, the duel was getting more and more interesting. Fred almost broke into Argentina’s goal in the 60th minute. However, the ball from Fred’s right foot shot still hit the crossbar.
Entered the 73rd minute of the turn of the Argentine national team who threatened the Brazilian goal through the action of Lionel Messi. However, the ball from Messi’s left foot was thwarted by Selecao goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
In the 90th minute, Lionel Messi again had the opportunity to break the deadlock of the Argentine national team. Unfortunately, the ball from La Pulga’s kick from outside the penalty box can be thwarted by Alisson.
Until the game ended, no goals were created and the score was 0-0 coloring the duel between Argentina and Brazil.
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Argentina faces Brazil in the 2022 World Cup qualifying match at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, Wednesday (11/17/2021) morning WIB. With the support of their supporters, the Argentine national team was arrested by Brazil with a score of 0-0.
Despite winning one point, La Albiceleste remains in second place in the South American zone’s 2022 World Cup qualifying standings with 29 points. They are 12 points ahead of Peru in fifth.
Initially, the Argentine national team needed one more point to occupy the top four positions in the standings, as well as sealing a ticket to Qatar. But apparently, Argentina qualified faster for the 2022 World Cup .
Chile’s defeat is a blessing
This is inseparable from the defeat that Chile got from Ecuador. Playing at home, Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo, Chile surrendered 0-2 to Ecuador.
That way, the collection of 29 points owned by Argentina can no longer be pursued by Chile or Peru.
Chile, which is currently sixth with 16 points, will only gain a maximum number of 28 from the remaining four matches. Meanwhile, Peru with 17 points can collect a maximum of 29 points.
The Argentine national team followed Brazil, which had already ensured qualification for the 2022 World Cup from the South American zone. The Selecao are currently firmly at the top of the standings with 35 points.
List of qualified teams:
Serbian national team (Group A winners qualify on 15 November 2021)
Spain National Team (Group B winners qualify on 15 November 2021)
Swiss National Team (Group C winners qualify on 16 November 2021)
France national team (Group D winners qualify on 14 November 2021)
Belgium national team (Group E winners qualify on 14 November 2021)
Denmark National Team (Group F winners qualify on 13 October 2021)
Netherlands National Team (Group G winners qualify on 17 October 2021)
Croatian national team (Group H winners qualify on 14 November 2021)
England national team (Group I winners qualify on 15 November 2021)
German national team (Group J winners qualify on 12 October 2021)
South America Zone :
Brazil National Team (Top four positions in the standings qualify on 12 November 2021)
Argentina National Team (Top four positions in the standings qualify on 17 November 2021)