Neighbors Argentina and Uruguay occupy the top two spots in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying four games into the campaign, but the former sit atop the rankings after a perfect start. Reigning World Cup winners Argentina will stay there win, lose, or draw but with Lionel Messi expected to be fit, they are the favorites to take all three points in this one.
Here’s our storylines, how you can watch Argentina vs Uruguay live stream World Cup Qualifiers online from anywhere.
How can I watch Argentina vs Uruguay from anywhere
- Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
- Kickoff Time: 9 p.m. local (7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT)
- Location: La Bombonera (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- TV: Telemundo (USA)
- Stream: Watch Anywhere
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Argentina have had to perform with and without Messi during the early stages of the qualifying campaign and found a way to win each time. Having the Ballon d’Or winner around after recovering from a recent injury spell will be a plus, despite the fact that he has played just once in the last 25 days.
Messi is obviously the focal point of the team with three goals in two games, but he will be supported by a full-strength squad that is similarly expected to deliver, especially in attack. Nicolas Gonzalez and Enzo Fernandez each have a goal and assist in World Cup qualifying, while Angel Di Maria has two assists as he completes his final matches in an Argentina shirt. Di Maria will retire from the national team after next summer’s Copa America.
Argentina vs Uruguay lineups, team news
Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho didn’t make the Argentina squad, which is a sign of how much strength in depth Scaloni can call upon in his squad. Lionel Messi will start in a free role, with the likes of Rodrigo de Paul and Enzo Fernandez tasked with covering the ground behind him.
- Argentina projected lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Martinez (GK) — Montiel, Romero, Pezzella, Tagliafico — Mac Allister, Fernandes, De Paul — Messi, Alvarez, Gonzalez.
Luis Suarez is back in Marcelo Bielsa’s squad, but it looks unlikely that he’ll start the game, given his advancing years and the presence of Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez. He could be an impact sub, with the side built around Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde and Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo.
Uruguay predicted lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Rochet (GK) — Varela, Araujo, Gimenez, Vina — Valverde, Ugarte, Bentancur — Pellistri, Nunez, De La Cruz.