Five-time world champions Brazil will welcome title holders Argentina in a crucial FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers football match at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.
The BRA vs ARG football match is scheduled to start at 6:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time) on Wednesday.
The Argentina football teamled by Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, will have fond memories of the Maracana Stadium. The Albiceleste, courtesy of a first-half strike from Angel Di Maria, defeated Brazil for the Copa America title in September 2021 at the same venue.
The last time two football teams took the field was in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign in November 2021. The match was suspended after five minutes due to the COVID-19 threat.
Both Brazil and Argentina come into the contest on the back of defeats. Brazil were stunned 2-1 by Colombia while Argentina were blanked 2-0 by Uruguay.
However, Argentina still hold the pole position with 12 points (four wins, one loss) — two points ahead of second-placed Uruguay. Meanwhile, the Brazil football team is struggling at fifth with seven points (two wins, two losses, one draw) from as many matches.
The top six from the 10-team group, competing in home and away round-robin league format, qualify directly for the FIFA World Cup 2026 in the USA, Canada and Mexico. The seventh team will make the Inter-confederation play-offs.
Brazil will also have some concerns with injuries to their star players. The hosts will be without the services of NeymarCasemiro and Vinicius Junior.
Lionel Messi is expected to start and will look to bring Argentina’s campaign back on track following a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay.
Where to watch Argentina vs Brazil in FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers live in India
Live streaming of Brazil vs Argentina in FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers will be available on Fanatiz. The match will start at 6:00 AM IST on Wednesday. There is no telecast of the Brazil vs Argentina football match on any TV channel in India.