Argentina vs Paraguay LIVE: Stream, TV channel, score and teams for World Cup 2022 qualifier – The Sun

Argentina vs Paraguay LIVE: Stream, TV channel, score and teams for World Cup 2022 qualifier – The Sun

ARGENTINA host Paraguay in what should be a spicy South American World Cup qualifier.

Lionel Messi and co have enjoyed two hard fought wins out of two against Ecuador and Bolivia so far.

But the Argentines haven't beaten their neighbours in the last three meetings and lost this fixture 1-0 through a goal from Derlis Gonzalez when the sides met in World Cup 2018 qualifying.

  • Unfortunately, Argentina vs Paraguay is not live on UK TV.
  • If you're in the United States, however, then you can catch the game on DIRECTV.
  • Argentina XI: Armani; Montiel, Martinez Quarta, Otamendi; Ocampos, De Paul, Paredes, Palacios, Domínguez; Messi; Lautaro Martinez
  • Paraguay XI: Silva; Rojas, Balbuena, Gómez, Alonso; Gimenez, Cardozo, Villasanti; Angel Romero, Lezcano, Almirón

 

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    ARGENTINA 0-0 PARAGUAY

    4. Paraguay are seeing lots of the ball inside the opening five minutes, they're knocking the ball across the backline unopposed.

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    ARGENTINA 0-0 PARAGUAY

    3. Nothing comes of the throw and Argentina have a goal-kick.

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    ARGENTINA 0-0 PARAGUAY

    2. Lovely start by the visitors, they've shown some nice touches and got themselves an early corner.

    Some slick one-touch football opens up some space down the right-hand side, Romero manages to knock the ball off Otamendi and out for a throw-in deep inside the opposition half.

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    ARGENTINA 0-0 PARAGUAY

    1. Argentina clear the corner comfortably but only as far as Alonso on the halfway line.

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    ARGENTINA 0-0 PARAGUAY

    1. A lovely pass down the line by Alonso finds Almiron, Montiel gets across to put the Newcastle man under pressure and he ends up conceding an early corner.

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    ARGENTINA 0-0 PARAGUAY

    1. Argentina go long in search of Martinez straight from kick-off, Balbuena gets his head on the first ball and clears the danger but only as far as De Paul.

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    ARGENTINA 0-0 PARAGUAY

    1. Messi gets us underway!

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    PEEEEEEP!

    AND WE'RE OFF!

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    HERE COME THE TEAMS

    Both sets of teams are making their way out onto the pitch ahead of kick-off.

    Argentina are wearing their home colours of sky blue and white, Paraguay are in the blue and red.

    Cue the national anthems!

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    NOT LONG TO GO

    We're just over ten minutes away from kick-off!

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    DANGER MAN

    Lautaro Martínez has got off to a good start in the Italian Seria A this season, scoring four and assisting one in seven games!

    He also has an impressive record for his national team, scoring ten and assisting two in 19 games.

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    ONE TO WATCH

    Newcastle's Miguel Almiron starts for Paraguay tonight.

    Almiron has scored two and assisted three in 28 games for Paraguay.

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    PARAGUAY BENCH

    3 Alderete, 7 Bobadilla, 8 Sanchez, 9 Sanabria, 12 Aguilar, 13 Escobar, 14 Morel, 17 Hernan Perez, 18 J.Rojas, 20 M.Rojas, 21 O.Romero, 22 Miguel Martinez.

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    ARGENTINA BENCH

    Tottenham midfielder Lo Celso makes the bench for Argentina tonight.

    3 Perez, 6 Kannemann, 7 Gomez, 9 Correa, 11 Di Maria, 12 Andrada, 13 Alario, 14 Medina, 16 Rodriguez, 17 Dominguez, 20 Lo Celso, 23 Emiliano Martinez.

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    PARAGUAY STARTING XI

    The visitors look like they're lining up with the 4-3-3 and to some of the British viewers following along, there's a familiar face in the starting line-up!

    Miguel Almirón of Newcastle and Fabian Balbuena of West Ham start for Paraguay tonight.

    1 Silva; 6 Alonso, 15 Gomez (c), 4 Balbuena, 2 Rojas; 23 Villasanti, 16 Cardozo, 5 Gimenez; 10 Almiron, 19 Lezcano, 11 Romero.

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    ARGENTINA STARTING XI

    Lionel Messi starts tonight for Argentina alongside Ocampos, in behind Martinez.

    It looks like a 3-4-3.

    1 Armani; 4 Montiel, 2 Lucas Martinez, 19 Otamendi; 15 De Paul, 5 Parades, 8 Palacios, 21 Gonzalez; 10 Messi (c), 18 Ocampos, 22 Lautaro Martínez.

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    TABLE CHECK

    Argentina sit third in the table on six points from a possible six.

    Paraguay are within touching distance of their opponents tonight, they've won one and drawn the other leaving them on four points.

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    MESSI INTERNATIONAL RECORD

    Lionel Messi has scored 71 goals and provided 47 assists in 140 games for Argentina!

    He's yet to win silverware with his country at senior level.

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    HEAD-TO-HEAD

    Argentina have beaten tonight's opponents Paraguay 58 times.

    Paraguay have however beaten Argentina 16 times and the two sides have drawn on 33 occasions.

    The last time the two sides met, it ended 1-1.

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    GOOD EVENING

    Welcome to the live blog for Argentina vs Paraguay!

    Tonight’s South American World Cup qualifier should be spicy.

    Argentina are looking to coast through the qualification process in order to get a fairly reasonable draw for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

    Lionel Messi will be desperate to win something with his country having missed out on multiple Copa America’s and a World Cup back in 2014.

    Paraguay, however, have not qualified to compete in the World Cup in ten years, where they topped the group which included Italy, Slovakia and New Zealand.

    Paraguay made it to the quarter-finals after beating Japan on penalties in the round of 16, but went on to lose to eventual world champions Spain.

    Argentina will be without Paulo Dybala and Marcos Acuna.

    The Argentine FA released a statement saying: “arcos Acuna and Paulo Dybala have been dropped.

    “The Sevilla player has been withdrawn from the squad as a result of the muscle problem he suffered playing for his club on Saturday.

    “Meanwhile Dybala has also been left out after presenting general genito-urinary symptoms.

    “He needs to rest from playing sport, and to have tests.”

    Captain Lionel Messi is available for action alongside Di Maria.

    We will bring you all the latest team news shortly so don’t go anywhere!

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