It is the fifth world champion: Brazil have celebrated another victory in the World Cup qualifying. Argentina lost, however, without a superstar Messi.
Bangen in Argentina, jubilation in Brazil: The qualification for the football world championship 2018 in Russia is very different for the two major South American football nations. While losing Argentina 1-0 against Paraguay without their injured Superstar Lionel Messi, Brazil won the fourth win in the fourth game under the new coach Tite.
Thanks to a 2-0 victory against Venezuela, Brazil took the lead. The 21-point Seleção played without the yellow-backed superstar Neymar, and took advantage of the score of the previous leader Uruguay (20 points) in the 2-2 (1: 1) in Colombia, the table team (17) as the last team directly for the World Cup Would be qualified. Ecuador (17) were in third place with a 2-2 (0-2) win over Bolivia.
Argentina are currently only fifth with 16 points, but eight are still out. The current rank would only qualify for the participation in the playoffs, in which it would go against the ocean master. In addition, the team from Paraguay (15 points) and Chile (14) are pressed. The reigning Copa-América champion Chile won 2: 1 (1: 0) against the third-placed Peru (8) thanks to double-scorer Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich.
Without the injured World Footballer Messi Argentina lost for the first time in the World Cup history a second home game within a World Cup qualifying phase. Derlis González (18) scored for Paraguay. On the other hand, top striker Sergio Agüero failed just 30 seconds after restarting the handball by Justin Villar. Brazil’s win was the start of a fourth goal in the fourth round, with young star Gabriel Jesus (8th minute). Willian increased shortly after the break (53) to 2: 0.
The Jürgen Klinsmann-trained national team of the USA came out despite a goal of Bayern player Julian Green (27 minutes) in the test against New Zealand not over a 1: 1 (1: 0). Monty Patterson were able to volley out a goal after 72 minutes. Klinsmann had changed his team to six positions on Saturday, compared to 2-0 on Saturday.