Our prediction for this World Cup 2026 match:
Argentina will look to recover from a heart-breaking loss to Uruguay when they take on Brazil in Superclasico de las Americas. La Albiceleste failed to break the deadlock in the last group game and they face yet another tough task against the Selecao. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Leo Messi, while Inter striker Lautaro Martinez is pushing for a start. Angel Di Maria should start against Brazil as well, while defender Gonzalo Montiel remains in the recovery room.
The hosts, on the other hand, head into the match without Real Madrid ace Vinicius Junior, who suffered an injury in a 2-1 loss to Colombia. Anyhow, we do not believe that Brazil are capable of grabbing more than one point from the derby as they have been struggling in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers under Fernando Diniz. Al-Hilal ace Neymar remains on the sidelines with injury.
Highlighted Player (Lionel Messi):
Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the best players in the history of football. He was born on 24 June, 1987 in Rosario and he began his football career at Newell’s Old Boys. At age 10 he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, but having realized his potential at a young age, Barcelona decided to pay for his treatment.
Messi joined Barca in 2001 and he has been playing for the Camp Nou outfit ever since. The Argentine magician has won eight La Liga trophies with Barca and he helped the Catalan giants lift no less than four Champions League titles (2005/2006, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2014/2015).
In the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign Messi scored 50 goals for Barca, while netting 14 goals in the 2011/2012 Champions League campaign. The five-time Golden Ball award winner has established himself as Barcelona’s all-time top scorer, but he has yet to win a trophy with Argentina national team at major tournaments. Leo Messi, though, has won Olympic Gold Medal (2008) and FIFA World Youth Championship (2005), with la Albiceleste.
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.