Argentina vs Colombia Live Streaming: Fans of football across the world have kept their eyes on the recent development in the international matches for quite some time now. The Argentines have done that as well. But they were left disappointed when Brazil beat them 3-0 at Belo Horizonte. However, the Argentine fans will get yet another opportunity to witness their national team playing in the upcoming Argentina vs Colombia clash.
Argentina vs Colombia: Match Preview
It is going to be an acid test for the Argentina team when they are up against Colombia in the upcoming tie in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier. The build-up to the match has been quite interesting as Argentina will be coming off a hugely embarrassing defeat at the hands of their arch-rival Brazil. They will be very much eager to register a win against the Colombians, for a draw, or defeat will see them fall way behind in the race to catch the ticket for the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Colombia will be coming from a draw against Chile where they were decent enough throughout the 90 minutes. In fact, a draw seems to be fair result against Chile. In fact, their display against the defending Copa America champions was quite impressive as they prevented the big names of Chile from scoring. They will also be looking forward to making an impact in this match. Defeat for them will also be a setback in their bid to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018.
The match will be a big match for Colombia in the sense that there last win in Argentina came way back in 1993 when they beat the hosts 5-0. Since then these two teams have played 11 matches; Argentina has won seven of those while Colombia has managed to win only one and the rest have ended in draws. So Colombia will be looking forward to getting the record books in their favour a bit. From Argentina’s point of view, they need to win this match. Because at this moment, they are sitting at the 6th spot in the table. The top four will go through to the FIFA world Cup 2018 in Russia while the team on the fifth spot will have to participate in the play-offs. As it stands, now Argentina is in a position where they can’t even get to the playoffs. So to get the situation in their favour Argentina need to win this match badly.
Argentina vs Colombia: Team News
Both the teams are set to field their strongest possible teams. Argentina will be led by their captain Lionel Messi. He will definitely be assisted by Di Maria from the wings. What remains to be seen is whether Gonzalo Higuain is able to retain his spot in the playing eleven or not. Because, after a subdued performance against Brazil, it is not quite sure whether the Argentine team management will persist with him up front, particularly when a player like Sergio Aguero is there in their line-up. The Argentine team will also be looking forward to strengthening their defence as well as they leaked cheeky goals against Brazil. Also, Lionel Messi needs to play as a leader rather than just concentrating on his own game as it is often found that the Argentina team lacks a leader in their team while going up.
Colombia will also look forward to winning this match. And they are expected to start with a strong eleven. James Rodriguez will be their biggest bet as he is quite experienced in playing big matches. Juan Cuadrado will also have a crucial role to play in his delivery from the wings might just be able to disturb the vulnerable Argentine defence. Radamel Falcao might just need to come to life and get back to his older form to secure a crucial win in this Argentina vs Colombia tie.
Argentina vs Colombia: Probable Line-up
Argentina: Romero, Mercado, Demichelis, Musacchio, Zabaleta, Banega, Mascherano, Biglia, Messi, Agüero, Di Maria.
Colombia: Ospina, Arias, Mina, Murillo, Diaz, Aguilar, Sanchez, Cuadrado, Rodriguez, Falcao, Bacca.
Argentina vs Colombia: Match Prediction
The Argentina vs Colombia match will start from a 50-50 situation, but things will get tense if neither team manages to score a goal. With the pressure of performing in a big situation, there are chances that Argentina might just edge past Colombia with a scoreline of 2-1. This is simply because of the fact that they have someone like Lionel Messi up front who can change the course of a game within few seconds. Also, the threat of Sergio Aguero looms large over the Colombian defence. Hence we might expect a tight match, but the result might just come out in favour of Argentina.
Argentina vs Colombia: Match Details
Date: November 16
Venue: Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, Argentina
Time: 05:00 AM IST (next day); 11:30 PM GMT
Argentina vs Colombia Live Streaming and TV Guide
TV Listings: The match will be telecasted live on Sony ESPN in India and on TyC Sports International USA in the United States of America (USA)
Live Streaming: Argentina vs Colombia Live Streaming clash will be available on different websites across the world.
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