Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
The ground at Campeon del Siglo stadium will shake when Uruguay and Argentina face each other in the 2022 World Cup qualifier. La Celeste aim to bounce back from a heavy 4-1 loss to Brazil, and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field. All Sebastian Caceres, Matias Vina, Federico Valverde, Nicolas De La Cruz, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Maximiliano Gomez, and Edinson Cavani have all been left out of the squad through injuries, while Atletico Madrid attacker Luis Suarez should lead the line for the hosts.
La Albiceleste, on the other hand, are eyeing their third consecutive win in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Lionel Scaloni’s troops, aim to extend their unbeaten run to twelve games, and seeing that they would be happy with one point from the match, the share of spoils is on the cards. Juve star Paulo Dybala returns to the squad, while Papu Gomez, Lucas Alario, and Juan Foyth remain in the recovery room. As always, a man to watch in the away team will be PSG ace Leo Messi.
Highlighted Player (Luis Suarez):
Luis Suarez is a controversial footballer who plays for La Liga side Barcelona as a striker. The Uruguayan forward moved to Europe in 2006, signing a deal with Groningen. After scoring 10 goals in 27 league appearances for the club in the 2006/2007 Eredivisie campaign, he joined Ajax at the end of the season. The prolific striker scored no less than 81 goals in 110 appearances for Ajax and, as a result, Liverpool chiefs decided to sign him on 31 January 2011.
Suarez became the club’s most expensive signing and he was producing thrilling performances with the Anfield outfit between 2011 and 2014. Liverpool were on the verge of winning the 2013/2014 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and they eventually finished the season in second place in the standings.
In 2014 Suarez joined Barcelona and he was the top scorer in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. He won the 2013/2014 Premier League Golden Boot as well and in 2011 he clinched the Copa America trophy with Uruguay.
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.