Vidal and his teammates need to recover points in the standings: they will try against the green and gold first in the group
The national teams return to the field. The goal is to qualify for Qatar 2022, the first World Cup in winter starting on November 18 next year. The first match scheduled for Tite’s Brazil is against Chile: kick-off at 3 am on the Italian night, between 2 and 3 September. The verdeoro come from the knockout in the America’s Cup final against rivals Argentina. Ended in the quarters, however, the adventure of the men of the coach Lasarte eliminated by Neymar and his teammates.
A goal from Paquetà was enough for Brazil in the 46th minute to eliminate Chile from the America’s Cup on 3 July. Now the opponents want to take their revenge. Among those called up also the “Italians” Medel, Pulgar and Vidal. Outside Sanchez, who will continue his physical treatments in Milan. Between the ranks of the Seleção the bianconeri Alex Sandro and Danilo. The defeat against Messi’s troop still weighs heavily. In the qualifying round of South America for Qatar 2022, Brazil is first in the standings with 18 points, chasing Argentina with 12 and Ecuador with 9. Chile is only seventh with six points won in six games (1 win, 2 draws and 3 defeats). The other two commitments of Lasarte’s team are against Ecuador and Colombia, while the verdeoro will face Scaloni’s Albiceleste and Peru.
Chile and Brazil challenged each other on 67 occasions: the Seleção won 49, the Roja just 6 and 12 draws. The statistics speak for themselves. The verdeoro have scored 160 goals in previous matches against 58 goals by their opponents. Before the challenge in the quarter-finals of the America’s Cup, the last confrontation between the two national teams was four years ago. Race valid for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Brazil won 3-0 with a goal from Paulinho and a brace from Gabriel Jesus. It was 11 October 2017. The two coaches will try to rotate the men in view of the three scheduled games. Chile and Brazil, of course, will not spare each other on the pitch. La Roja to redeem the very recent knockout, the Seleção to keep close to the first place in the standings. The race in Qatar 2022 has started again.
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