SAO PAULO, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Victories for Brazil and Argentina on Thursday set the 2 sides up for an attractive World Cup qualifying conflict in Sao Paulo this weekend.
Argentina beat Venezuela 3-1 in Caracas to increase their unbeaten run to 21 video games and know they’ll overcome Brazil on their house turf, having crushed them 1-0 within the Copa America last on the Maracana stadium in July.
“It’s particular for the gamers to have the patch of champions on their chest, they fought so onerous to win the Copa America,” Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni mentioned. “The vital factor is to not relaxation on our laurels.”
Brazil, too, will probably be assured after successful all seven of their first video games in World Cup qualifying for the primary time. The five-times world champions have 21 factors, six greater than Argentina in second place.
“Seven wins in a row is historic, we’ll now hope to make it eight,” mentioned Everton Ribeiro, who scored Brazil’s winner of their 1-0 victory over Chile in Santiago.
Goalkeeper Weverton mentioned they had been properly conscious of Argentina’s high quality.
“It will likely be onerous fought sport and so now we’re going to relaxation to recuperate and prepare,” he added. “(Coach) Tite goes to organize us properly, it’s a derby and a very tough sport and we hope to win another, that’s our goal.”
Brazil will probably be with out 9 of their England-based gamers, who had been prevented from travelling by their golf equipment, however will probably be assured their squad depth can cowl the absences.
Reporting by Andrew Downie
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