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A “Maracanazo” to end Messi’s perfect year

A “Maracanazo” to end Messi’s perfect year

The year 2023 started in the best possible way Argentine national team. With the world champion badge on her chest, the Albiceleste had a perfect year that allowed her to take the starting signal South American qualification for the 2026 World Cup. As could not be otherwise, Argentina will end the year in Maracana playing for the title super classic against Brazil the South American qualification for the World Cup.

Although Marcelo Bielsa’s Uruguay ended Lionel Scaloni’s team’s unbeaten record in their last game, the Argentine national team goes into the Superclásico as clear favorites to take three points. The team led by Messi faces a Brazilian team in rebuilding that has no clear project. Brazil has had two defeats in a rowin Montevideo and Barranquilla, an unprecedented event in the South American qualifiers for the World Cup.

On the other hand, the Albiceleste’s defeat against Uruguay in their last game does not worry the Argentines too much. The project of Scaloni He is very solid and his tactics can easily surpass his Fernando Dinizwhich didn’t entirely convince the head of the Brazilian national team.

Uruguay, the only bump in 2023

And that’s it Of the 10 games Argentina has played in 2023, it has only lost to Uruguay. This year, the Albiceleste played a total of five games in the South American World Cup qualifiers (against Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay) and also played four friendly matches that ended in victory.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Uruguay team ended the streak of 14 consecutive games without defeat (12 wins and 2 draws) of the current world champion. Argentina hadn’t lost a single game since then the defeat against Saudi Arabia of the first game of the World Cup in Qatar. Exactly, This defeat also ended an unbeatable streak of 36 games undefeated. since Lionel Scaloni took over as manager of the national team.

Now that the Argentine coach’s project is more than strengthened, the Albiceleste is trying to end a perfect year in the best possible way: He won the Superclásico in Maracana with the world champion badge on his chest.

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