Argentina face Bolivia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Bo Pani, Bolivia’s Estadio Hernado Siles on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (10/13/20).
Here’s what you need to know:
What: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Who: Bolivia Vs. Argentina
when: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 4 p.m.
Where: Hernando Siles Stadium
T.: N / A
Brazil and Colombia had no trouble winning their first World Cup qualifiers on Friday, beating two weaker South American teams. The match took place without fans due to the Coved-19 epidemic health protocol.
Brazil easily beat Bolivia 5-0 in the rain in Sਓo Paulo while Colombia won all their goals 3-0 in the first half in Barranquilla.
After the first round, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Argentina are three points ahead. Peru and Paraguay have one. There are none in Ecuador, Chile, Venezuela and Bolivia.
All five matches of the second round will be played on Tuesday: Peru vs. Brazil, Bolivia vs. Argentina, Chile vs. Colombia, Ecuador vs. Uruguay and Venezuela vs. Paraguay.
Neymar, who was experiencing back pain before the match and was only confirmed in the starting lineup at the last minute, had two assistants. He had more trouble with the rain in Sਓo Paulo than the chaotic Bolivian defenders who barely touched him during the match.
Defender Marquinhos opened the scoring with a title in the 16th minute. Roberto Fermino scored the first of his two goals in the 30th minute to push the ball into the net after a low cross from Renan Lodi.
Frimino scored 3-0 in the 49th minute, with Neymar’s help putting the ball between goalkeeper Carlos Lamp’s legs. Then 19-year-old striker Rodrigo scored his first goal for the national team with a header in the 66th minute.
Philippe Coutinho completed a route in the 73rd minute with the help of Near.
“The team took it very seriously, we are very respectful,” said Brazil captain Casmiro. “We still need to improve teamwork. We will get match by match. “
Brazil coach Tait said the team would continue to play aggressively.
Bolivia dropped some of their players in La Paz, looking to face off against Argentina. The team is in crisis due to political controversy involving the country’s football body and major teams.
Match in Barranquilla Colombia defender Santiago Areas suffered a serious left ankle injury when he faced Venezuelan striker Darwin Machis in the first few minutes.
Matches were initially sent, but the video review made it clear that Venezuela had not touched the area.
Colombia showed why it was a favorite for one of South America’s four straight berths in the 16th minute Qatar 2022 World Cup when Duane Zapata scored comfortably after Juan Cuadrado’s lower cross.
Ten minutes later Johan Mozica bulldozed the left side of the Venezuelan defense and assisted in adding a second with Luis Muel’s right-footed class.
Muriel scored Colombia’s third goal in stoppage time of the first half. He beat John Chancellor and beat goalkeeper Wheelker Freeze with a hard left foot shot.
Venezuela coach Jose Pesiro, who was in charge of the team for the first time, could not do much in the second half – he met most of the players just a few days ago. His predecessor, Rafael Dudamel, resigned earlier this year following a dispute with the country’s football body.
“We played our game from the first minute and so we won,” Zapta said. “Also, a good team is one that defends well. Today he was the key. Leaving our lines behind allowed us to use our talents to the front. ”
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)