BRAZIL are facing Argentina in a World Cup qualifying Superclasico in Sao Paulo TONIGHT.

The Selecao are looking to expand their lead at the top of South American qualifying and earn revenge for a Copa America final defeat in July.

  • Kick-off: 8pm BST
  • TV/ live stream: Premier Sports 1
  • Brazil XI: Weverton; Alex Sandro, L. Verissimo, Eder Militao, Danilo; Casemiro, Gerson, Everton Ribeiro, Lucas Paqueta; Gabi, Neymar Jr.
  • Argentina XI: Martínez; Montiel, Romero, Otamendi, Acuña; Di María, De Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso; Messi, Martínez.

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  • Nyle Smith

    THIS GOT MESSI

    The moment Brazilian Public Health Officials storm the pitch to deport four Argentinian players who have been in the country since last week.

  • Nyle Smith

    UPDATE ALERT

    I must stress that this is unconfirmed but reports suggest that Brazil are about to conduct a training session because the Argentinian players are preparing to leave the stadium on a coach.

    Like I said, nothing has been confirmed but for all of us getting our hopes up that the game is going to continue, it's looking highly unlikely.

  • Nyle Smith

    POSITIVTE SIGNS

    The Brazilian national team have started warming up again as the talks between officials continue.

    Could the match resume?

  • Nyle Smith

    CONFUSED.COM

    If an image could speak a thousand words.

    Nobody has an idea what is going to happen.

  • Nyle Smith

    BREAKING NEWS

    Reports are suggesting from the stadium that the traffic regulators are organising for a coach to come and pick up the Argentinian players take them to an unknown destination.

    Nothing official yet but we will soon see if this is true.

  • Nyle Smith

    35 MINUTES AND COUNTING

    Players, coaches and fans are still awaiting confirmation on whether the game will continue and it has been more than 35 minutes now.

    The longer this goes on, the more you get the feeling that the match will be called off.

  • Nyle Smith

    SUSPENDED

    As the chaos continues to unfold, the Argentinian Twitter account has just tweeted that the game between themselves and Brazil has been suspended.

  • Nyle Smith

    WHAT'S NEXT?

    Both Brazil and Argentina are bound to qualify for the 2022 Qatar World Cup because the top four go through and they are both ahead of the pack.

    But if this game was to be postponed, would the points be awarded to Brazil?

    Or would they reschedule this fixture?

    And will there be any repercussions for Argentina despite being given the green light for the players to travel?

    So many questions and so little answers but one thing for certain, we will keep you updated right here on SunSport.

  • Nyle Smith

    DEPORTATION

    The Brazilian health officials takeover.

  • Nyle Smith

    RECAP

    So the game kicked off and around five minutes into play, the Brazilian health officials came onto the field to address the deportation issue with the Argentinian national team players who are based in England that have travelled to Brazil.

    A couple minutes later, the Argentinian players were ordered to leave the pitch whilst the situation gets sorted.

    This could take some time to resolve but what I don't understand is why let the game start in the first place?

    The Brazilian players are just standing on the pitch waiting in suspense to see if the game will continue.

  • Nyle Smith

    THE GAME HAS CURRENTLY BEEN STOPPED

  • Nyle Smith

    BRAZIL 0-0 ARGENTINA

    10. My word you just couldn't write this.

    The Argentinian players are leaving the pitch because the officials on the pitch are indeed Brazilian health officials who are adamant on deporting the four Argentine players.

    Wow, this is crazy!

  • Nyle Smith

    BRAZIL 0-0 ARGENTINA

    8. Hold on a minute!

    The commentator is guessing that the people on the pitch could be the Brazilian health authorities who have something to say about the four Argentina players who had a deportation order before the game.

  • Nyle Smith

    BRAZIL 0-0 ARGENTINA

    6. Not even 10 minutes in and the play has been stopped because the guys in the technical area aren't behaving themselves.

    The referee is under immense pressure at the moment.

  • Nyle Smith

    BRAZIL 0-0 ARGENTINA

    3. OOOOFFFF this is what rivalries are all about!

    Lucas Paqueta put in a reckless challenge on Rodrigo De Paul just to let him know what kind of a game this is.

    Thankfully it wasn't too dangerous but nevertheless it was a definite foul.

  • Nyle Smith

    BRAZIL 0-0 ARGENTINA

    1.  Quick update ICYMI

    Brazilian head coach, Tite has to make do without NINE of his players who currently play their club football in England due to the 10-day quarantine rule.

    Alisson (Liverpool) Fabinho (Liverpool), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Fred (Manchester United), Richarlison (Everton) and Raphinha (Leeds) are all the Brazilians who are unable to make Septmeber’s qualifiers.

    Which is why it's interesting that the Argentinian players who are part of Premier League teams were given the green light.

  • Nyle Smith

    BRAZIL 0-0 ARGENTINA

    1. IT’S GO TIME!

    Finally one of the biggest rivalry’s in football kicks off and I hope we witness nothing but wonderful crafted goals tonight.

  • Nyle Smith

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    AND WE’RE OFF AT THE NEO QUIMICA ARENA!

  • Nyle Smith

    ATTENTION!

    The game hasn't even kicked off yet and there is already drama.

    Argentinian quadruple Giovanni Lo Celso, Emi Martinez, Emi Buendia and Cristian Romero were ordered to deport from Brazil having been accused of giving false information to health authorities.

    But all three are in the Argentina's starting line-up.

  • Nyle Smith

    THROUGH THE TUNNEL

    It's all smiles as the players come through the tunnel because some of them of club team-mates.

    Neymar and Di Maria even gave each other a big hug before stepping out onto the field.

    However, once that first whistle blows, friendship goes out the window.

  • Nyle Smith

    STAT ATTACK

    In the CONMEBOL qualifying, Brazil have managed to keep six consecutive clean sheets and have conceded only three times in 17 competitive matches.

    On the other hand, Argentina have conceded at least one goal in their last 12 matches but La Albiceleste are currently on a 21-match unbeaten run.

  • Nyle Smith

    TITE TALKS

    The Brazilian head boss spoke about the bitter rivalry between his side and Argentina in a virtual press conference and he mentioned that this game is like no other in the world.

    As a matter of fact, he called it a ‘different game’ and for anyone who had never witnessed Brazil vs Argentina before, these short sentences should entice you to want to tune in.

    I learned, I grew up with Brazil and Argentina being a different game. It is not worth using hypocrisy or half words. You have to compete with those you admire.

    Titecbf.com

  • Nyle Smith

    SENSIBLE SCALONI

    Argentinian manager, Lionel Scaloni can have a lot of confidence going into this game knowing that his side have got the better of Brazil in the last two encounters.

    However, he took to the press to let everyone know that the result is never a foregone conclusion especially when it comes to a rivalry as big as this one.

    Whoever you play, Brazil is always an important rival. It comes from an incredible positive streak and proves to be up to the task for its players of enormous quality. We will face the game with the utmost demand.

    Lionel Scaloniafa.com

  • Nyle Smith

    FANATIC

    Despite the amazing footballing talent that is usually on display when these two huge nations go toe-to-toe, the ruckus of the fans adds to the atmosphere and has a huge part to play in the tension of the match.

    But due to Government guidelines in Brazil, the stadium is not allowed to reach its full capacity which is a real shame for anyone on that side of the world.

    However, according to The Brazilian Report, authorities in Sao Paolo will allow roughly 12,000 supporters inside the 49,000+ seater Neo Quimica Arena for the Brazil’s World Cup Qualifier against Argentina.

    This is a massive U-turn on what the Governor Joao Doria had planned three weeks ago when he stated that sports venues would only be able to welcome fans after November 1st.

    It seems as if the executives of South American football persuaded Mr Doria to change his mind which is good for the sport and for the players morale too as long as procedures are conducted correctly.

    Will the spectators have an impact on either side?

    Stay locked to find out as we are under 15 minutes away from kick off.

  • Nyle Smith

    HEAD-TO-HEAD

    Argentina have not only won the last couple battles but they are also are currently leading in the footballing war and it was also La Albiceleste who took the early advantage.

    We have to roll back the clocks to over a century ago when the two South American rivals had their first ever encounter in 1914.

    A match which La Albiceleste were victorious in thanks to a brace from Carlos Izaguirre and one from Aquiles Molfino helping the Argentinian’s to see out a comfortable 3-1 win.

    Since then, Brazil and Argentina have faced each other a further 104 more times with Selecao coming out on top 38 times in comparison to Argentina’s 41 across all competitions.

    But one thing that is interesting about these two huge nations, is that Argentina’s most recent Copa America win means that they are both tied on trophies secured. (18)

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