The highly anticipated FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier match between Brazil and Argentina is set to take place at the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Scheduled to kick off at 6:00 AM IST on Wednesday, football fans are eagerly awaiting this crucial clash between the two South American powerhouses.
Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, will be looking to replicate their success at the Maracana Stadium after securing the Copa America title with a victory over Brazil in 2021. The last time these two teams met was in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign, which was suspended after five minutes due to the COVID-19 threat.
Both teams will be looking to bounce back from recent defeats, with Brazil coming off a shocking 2-1 loss to Colombia and Argentina suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Uruguay. Despite their recent loss, Argentina sits at the top of the standings with 12 points, while Brazil is currently in fifth place with seven points.
Injuries to star players such as Neymar, Casemiro, and Vinicius Junior have left Brazil with some concerns ahead of the match. On the other hand, Messi is expected to lead Argentina’s campaign as they seek to regain their winning form.
For football fans in India, the match will be available for live streaming on Fanatiz, with no telecast on any TV channel. The stage is set for an electrifying encounter as these two football giants battle it out for crucial points in the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers.