Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay are all dealing with harm issues forward of upcoming World Cup qualifying matches. For Brazil, ahead Philippe Coutinho is out. Argentina can be lacking striker Paulo Dybala. And Uruguay should do with out midfielder Federico Valverde.
Brazil has the added drawback of lacking Neymar for the group’s match towards Venezuela on Friday due to a groin harm. However he may return towards Uruguay on Tuesday. Brazil and Argentina lead the 10-team qualifying group with six factors from two matches, adopted by Colombia and Paraguay with 4 factors every. Uruguay has three factors.
Argentina will host Paraguay on Thursday after which journey to Peru for a match on Tuesday. The Uruguayans play at Colombia on Friday after which face Brazil. In different matches, Bolivia performs Ecuador on Thursday after which faces Paraguay on Tuesday. Chile hosts Peru on Friday after which goes to Venezuela for a match on Tuesday.
The highest 4 groups within the group will routinely qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The fifth-place group will attain a playoff towards a group from one other continent.
ARGENTINA vs. PARAGUAY
Argentina can be with out Dybala towards Paraguay due to a urinary an infection whereas Sergio Aguero stays out with muscular issues, making it seemingly Lionel Messi can have Ángel Di María as his associate up entrance.
Issues aren’t a lot better behind the attacking line. Midfielders Marcos Acuña and Eduardo Salvio are injured and defender Lucas Martínez Quarta could possibly be left on the bench due to well being protocols. He’s anticipated to reach in Buenos Aires solely a day earlier than the match at La Bombonera Stadium.
Argentina struggled to a 1-1 draw towards Paraguay that final time the 2 groups met, on the 2019 Copa America.
“There may be related issues to that Copa America match,” Paraguay coach Eduardo Berizzo stated. “Primarily in the way in which we closed the defensive gaps, how we helped one another by being shut and the way we attacked them with velocity and ease. However no match is like the opposite.”
BRAZIL vs. VENEZUELA
Moreover Coutinho and Neymar, Brazil additionally has harm issues with Casemiro, Fabinho and Rodrigo Caio. One other defender, Eder Militao, is out with COVID-19.
“When you might have a group that’s enjoying many matches collectively and you then lose some components there could possibly be a scarcity of stability,” Brazil defender Thiago Silva stated. “However that’s no excuse, we now have to point out our mindset to show our worth, show why we play for Brazil.”
Nevertheless, striker Gabriel Jesus and goalkeeper Alisson, who missed the primary two qualifiers due to accidents, will return.
Venezuela has misplaced each of its qualifying matches to date.
COLOMBIA vs. URUGUAY
Uruguay isn’t alone with accidents forward of its match towards Colombia.
Moreover Valverde, who has a proper leg harm, Uruguay goalkeeper Martín Silva, defender Sebastián Coates and striker Maxi Gómez are additionally out.
However Colombia is dealing with its personal issues forward of Friday’s match in Barranquilla. Radamel Falcao has a proper leg harm, defenders Santiago Arias and Stefan Medina are out, and ahead Rafael Santos Borré has COVID-19. Added to that, defender Dávison Sánchez will miss the match as a result of his spouse is about to present beginning.
Goalkeeper David Ospina, nevertheless, can be again. Ospina missed the primary two World Cup qualifying matches due to well being protocols.
“It is a vital match,” Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz stated. “We have to know we’ll face an excellent group, with quite a lot of expertise, among the best on the planet.”