Paraguay and Chile face each other as direct rivals in the fight to qualify for the World Cup: time, TV and formations

Paraguay and Chile meet in Asunción for Date 13 of the South American Qualifiers (Photos: Gettyimages)

It will be like a final for both teams. Within the framework of Date 13 of the South American Qualifiers heading to Qatar World Cup 2022, there is a game that faces two direct rivals: Paraguay and Chile face in the Defensores del Chaco Stadium with the obligation to win to get closer to the classification positions. The referee will be the Argentine Patrick Loustau.

Before a capacity of 43,000 viewers In Asunción, the Guaraní national team will have the debut as the Argentine’s coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who replaced his compatriot Eduardo Berizzo and took over a team marching in eighth position with 12 points.

The Albirroja, who did not qualify for the last World Cup, comes from suffering two consecutive defeats, the last of them was the most painful because it was thrashed by Bolivia in Peace. Despite this crisis, the Twin At a press conference, he highlighted the good mood of his players and asked his audience for support.

“We are in an instance where we have six games to define our future. Going back is useless, today we do not have time to think what happened, we still have this, Let’s be positive, let’s support the players, this group and let’s try to beat ChileIt is the first step we have to take, ”said the Argentine coach, who comes from directing the Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS.

Chile beat Paraguay 2-0 on October 10 in Santiago (Photo: EFE)
Chile beat Paraguay 2-0 on October 10 in Santiago (Photo: EFE)

For its part, Chile comes in full comeback (he has two consecutive victories) and appears in sixth place in the standings with 13 points, one more than his rival, although he also appears outside the classification zone. The cast led by the Uruguayan Martin Lasarte he aims to get a victory like last month, when he won 2-0 in Santiago.

Lasarte will not have Erick Thumb, author of the two goals in the victory against Venezuela of the last day, who is sanctioned for accumulating cautions. Another absent of weight will be the central steering wheel Charles Aranguiz, who has a injury muscular on the right leg, nor with Mauritius Island for being close contact of COVID-19.

In return, he recovers important players such as the left back Eugenio Mena and the scorer Eduardo Vargas placeholder image, who were not in the previous call due to physical problems. “An error, a success, a deconcentration can lead us to a victory or a defeat,” warned the DT of the Chilean team.

Probable formations:

Paraguay: Antony Silva – Juan Escobar, Gustavo Gómez, Júnior Alonso, Mathías Villasanti – Ángel Cardozo, Braian Samudio, Alejandro Romero Gamarra, Miguel Almirón – Antonio Sanabria and Ángel Romero. DT: Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

Chile: Claudio Bravo – Nicolás Díaz, Guillermo Maripán, Gary Medel, Eugenio Mena – Claudio Baeza, Diego Valdés, Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sánchez – Ben Brereton Díaz and Eduardo Vargas. DT: Martín Lasarte.

Referee: Patricio Lostau.

Stadium: Defenders of the Chaco (Asunción).

Hour: 20:00 local time / 23:00 GMT

20:00 Argentina, Uruguay, Chile

19:00 Bolivia and Venezuela

18:00 Peru, Colombia and Ecuador

TV: TyC Sports


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