Argentina beat Brazil 0-1 in a classic of the South American qualifiers that the press demonstrated as Lionel Messi’s farewell to the Maracaná, at least in official matches and in case he is not called up for a friendly

This is the stage in which he had his greatest sadness and one of his greatest joys.

Messi, the main star of an Argentina that confirmed itself as leader of the classification and that plunged Brazil into a crisis, since the Canarinha had never lost three games in a row in a qualifying round and not even as a host.

Number ten was dismissed with applause.

In the legendary stadium of Rio de Janeiro, Messi lived the saddest moment of his career, due to the defeat against Germany in the final of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

But seven years later, on the same stage, he celebrated the 2021 Copa América title, his first trophy with the Argentine team.

Messi’s story on Brazilian soil began 15 years ago, in 2008, when, at the age of 20, he played for Mineirao in Belo Horizonte in a qualifier for the 2010 World Cup in which Argentina tied 0-0 and from which the then promise of the Spanish Barcelona came out as a figure.

Today the Brazilian public applauded him when Argentina’s lineup was announced over the loudspeakers. His teammates were booed.

The Brazilian press considers that this was the Maracaná's farewell, at least in official matches since he is 36 years old. And he would have to be active at 40 and in good shape to be called up for the 2030 World Cup qualifiers.

Brasil vs Argentina with Leo Messi (Final Score)

Argentina163′ Otamendi


  • Brasil – Alisson, Emerson, Marquinhos, Gabriel, Carlos Augusto, André, Bruno Guimaraes, Raphinha, Martinelli, Rodrygo, Gabriel Jesús.
  • Argentina – Dibu Martínez, Molina, Otamendi, Romero, Acuña, Fernández, Lo Celso, De Paul, Mac Allister, Lionel Messi, Julian Álvarez.


The Albiceleste, with their pride wounded after losing 2-0 to Uruguay last Thursday in the Bombonera, a historic defeat, will be looking to overcome the setback with a win that would also be unprecedented on their visit to Brazil, who have never lost a World Cup qualifier at home, let alone at the Maracana.

Brazil, for their part, need to shake off two consecutive defeats against Uruguay (2-0) and Colombia (2-1), something historic in World Cup qualifying, and are desperate for a win as they could end the year outside the World Cup qualification zone.

Argentina vs Brazil: match details

  • Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023
  • Time: 9:30 PM (ARG, BRA) | 7:30 PM (ET) | 4:30 PM (PT)
  • Where: Maracana Staium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Broadcast: FIFA+, TyC Sports, TV Pública, SporTV, DSports, DGO, Telemundo, Fubo, Fanatiz

How to watch Brazil vs Argentina Live Stream in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying

To follow every detail of Brazil vs Argentina for the 2026 qualifiers, you will be able to connect to the streaming available for the match. For all of Latin America, the FIFA+ platform will be available, but there are other options depending on the country.

In Argentina, the broadcast will be on TyC Sports Play Broadcast.

While, in Brazil, local fans will be able to follow it on DGO (as well as all Latin America)

On the other hand, Argentines and Brazilians, as well as all South American soccer lovers in the United States, will be able to connect to FuboTV and Fanatiz’s exclusive broadcast.

What time do Brazil vs Argentina LIVE for the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers?

The match between Brazil and Argentina will be played at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. Kick-off at 00:30 GMT / 21:30 (ARG, BRA). Time by State in the US:

  • ET: 7:30 PM
  • CT: 6:30 PM
  • MT: 5:30 PM
  • PT: 4:30 PM

Possible starting lineup for Brazil vs Argentina

  • Brazil: Alisson, Emerson Royal, Marquinhos, Gabriel Magalhães, Carlos Augusto; André, Bruno Guimarães, Rodrygo; Raphinha, Gabriel Jesus, and Gabriel Martinelli.
  • Argentina: Dibu Martínez; Nahuel Molina, Cuti Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Nicolás Tagliafico; Rodrigo De Paul, Enzo Fernández, Alexis Mac Allister; Di María (or Nicolás González), Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez (or Julián Álvarez).

How did Brazil fare in their last games in the qualifiers?

  • Brazil 5-1 Bolivia | 08/09/23 | Date 1 - Qualifiers 2026
  • Peru 0-1 Brazil | 12/09/23 | Date 2 - Qualifiers 2026
  • Brazil 1-1 Venezuela | 12/10/23 | Date 3 - Qualifiers 2026
  • Uruguay 2-0 Brazil | 17/10/23 | Date 4 - Qualifiers 2026
  • Colombia 2-1 Brazil | 11/16/23 | Date 5 - Qualifiers 2026

How did Argentina fare in their last few games in the qualifiers?

  • Argentina 1-0 Ecuador | 07/09/23 | Date 1 - Qualifiers 2026
  • Bolivia 0-3 Argentina | 12/09/23 | Date 2 - Playoffs 2026
  • Argentina 1-0 Paraguay | 12/10/23 | Date 3 - Playoffs 2026
  • Peru 0-2 Argentina | 17/10/23 | Date 4 - Qualifiers 2026
  • Argentina 0-2 Uruguay | 11/16/23 | Date 5 - Qualifiers 2026

Brazil vs Argentina: Who has won more matches?

  • Matches played 109
  • Argentina wins: 41
  • Brazil wins: 42
  • Draws: 26

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