Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
All eyes will be on Arena Pernambuco when Brazil and Argentina square off against each other in El Clasico on Sunday evening. Both teams are vying for top position in the South America WC qualifying group, but there can be only one. The Selecao defeated Chile thanks to Everton Ribeiro’s goal despite the fact that several first-team regulars missed the match.
Since all Ederson, Alisson, Richarlison, Gabriel Jesus, Fred, Fabinho, Douglas Luiz, Renan Lodi, and Thiago Silva are out of contention for the hosts, we are not tempted to put our money on the Selecao. Leo Messi and Co, on the other hand, recorded a routine 3-1 win over ten-man Venezuela, and seeing that Lionel Scaloni can count on key players for Sunday’s derby, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. Kun Aguero remains on the sidelines through injury.
Highlighted Player (Neymar):
Neymar is a Brazilian football superstar who plays for PSG as a winger. The pacey footballer, who is capable of playing as a centre forward as well, is well known his creativity, passing and finishing. Neymar was born in Mogi das Cruzes on 5 February, 1992 and he began his senior career at Santos. After scoring 54 goals in 103 appearances for the Brazilian outfit, he joined Barcelona in 2013.
The Brazilian ace signed a five-year deal with the Catalan outfit and he has been playing for the La Liga giants ever since. Neymar the 2014/2015 Champions League trophy with Barcelona and that is considered his biggest success. It has to be noted that he clinched the FIFA Club World Cup trophy with Barca as well.
Speaking of his international career, the Barcelona star made his Brazil debut on 10 August, 2010 against USA and it has to be noted that he scored on his debut. In 2013 he won FIFA Confederations Cup with the Brazilian national team. Neymar was born on 5 February, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Argentina):
Members of the CONMEBOL confederation Argentina national team are headed by coach Gerardo Martino and are considered one of the most nations in footballing world. Renowned for their attacking powers and defensive discipline Argentina have been playing their international matches since 1901 and their first ever competitive victory over Uruguay 3-2.
Commonly referred to as La Seleccion, Argentina are top of the FIFA World ranking, but their most recent records have been below par with the team last winning a major trophy in 1993. Two-time World Cup winners have lost the 2014 final to Germany coming agonizingly close to the crown they last won in 1986. Javier Zanetti is the most capped player with 143 matches to his name while Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi with 124 and 108 respectively are the current team members with most games to their name.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is six goals short behind Gabriel Batistuta who is the team’s top scorer with 56 goals he scored playing for La Seleccion from 1991 to 2002.