Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Estadio Hernando Siles will host Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier between Bolivia and Brazil, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. La Verde once again missed out on a place at the World Cup finals, and given their three-game losing run, home win should not be considered. Keep in mind that both Diego Bejarano and Adrian Jusino have been omitted, speaking of the March qualifying games.
The Selecao, on the other hand, did well to crush Chile 4-0 on Friday. Tite’s troops aim to put icing on the cake on a very successful qualifying campaign, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Bolivia. Goalkeeper Ederson continues to miss out with injury, as well as Leeds United ace Raphinha. Everton attacker Richarlison is widely expected to return to starting XI after scoring as a substitute against La Roja. Anyhow, anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise.
Highlighted Player (Luis Haquin):
Born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), Luis Haquin is a 190-cm-tall defender who plays for Mexican side Puebla. Haquin started his senior career at Oriente Petrolero and after scoring three goals in 63 appearances in the Bolivian top flight, he moved to Puebla in 2018.
The Bolivia international made his debut for the Mexican team on February 16, 2019 in a 1-1 draw with Pachuca in Liga MX. Speaking of his international debut, Luis Haquin played his first ever match for the Bolivia national team on June 7, 2017 in a friendly against Nicaragua.
La Verde won the match 3-2, with Haquin coming as a substitute for Joan Candia in the dying minutes of the game. It has to be noted that the Puebla man has 4 caps for Bolivia U20 team. His main position is centre-back, but he is used as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Brazil):
One of the most decorated teams in world football, Selecao have also been regarded as one of the most attractive and exciting teams with glowing reputation preceding them. Members of the CONMEBOL confederation, Brazil have played their first international in 1914 losing to bitter rivals Argentina with a comfortable 3-0 margin.
Brazil is the most successful nation in the FIFA World Cup with five championship title to their name. However, Selecao failed to advance past the quarter-finals of the last two tournaments last winning their World Cup in 2002. Their last title was the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the star-studded team will be looking to get back to winning ways at this year’s historic Copa America Centenario in the United States.
Legendary Pele is Brazil’s top scorer with 77 goals to his name, while the team’s biggest star of the modern era Barcelona forward Neymar is sitting in fifth place having so far netted 46.