LIONEL Messi will spearhead Argentina’s assault on Brazil as the two legendary nations go head-to-head in one of the biggest football matches ever staged on the MCG. We’ll have all the action from the Superclasico covered live on Friday night from 7pm, Melbourne time, with the kick off at 8.05pm.
Brazil are sure to miss Barcelona forward Neymar for their global tour friendly against Argentina. However, the Selecao still have enough quality up front to score goals against La Albiceleste in Australia. The quality comes from Chelsea forward Willian, along with Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
Of course, new Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli can call on Neymar‘s club team-mate Lionel Messi to help get one over on the old enemy. Before a preview, here are the schedule and viewing details:
Date: Friday, June 9
Time: 11:05 a.m. BST, 6:05 a.m. ET
TV Info: beIN Sports.
Live Stream: beIN Sports CONNECT, fuboTV
When is Brazil vs Argentina and where can I watch it?
Brazil take on Argentina on Friday, June 9 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The match will kick off at 11.05am UK time and 8.05pm local time. It will not be broadcast on television in the UK but you can keep up with all the action on the SunSport live blog.
Goalkeepers: Diego Alves (Valencia), Weverton (Atletico Paranaense), Ederson (Benfica)
Defenders: Alex Sandro (Juventus), David Luiz (Chelsea), Fagner (Corinthians), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Gil (Shandong Luneng), Jemerson (Monaco), Rafinha (Bayern Munich), Rodrigo Caio (Sao Paulo), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
Midfielders: Fernandinho (Manchester City), Giuliano (Zenit St Petersburg), Lucas Lima (Santos), Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Renato Augusto (Beijing Gouan), Rodriguinho (Corinthians), Willian (Chelsea)
Forwards: Diego Souza (Sport), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Nahuel Guzman (Tigres), Geronimo Rulli (Real Sociedad)
Defenders: Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Emanuel Mammana (Lyon), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Eduaro Salvio (Benfica), Lucas Rodrigo Biglia (Lazio), Ever Banega (Inter Milan), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United), Leandro Paredes (Roma), Guido Rodriguez (Tijuana)
Forwards: Leo Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Joaquin Correa (Sevilla), Alejandro Dario Gomez (Atalanta), Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain), Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
Who has won the most games between Brazil and Argentina?
Brazil have had the better of meetings with their eternal rivals, winning 44 matches to the Argentines’ 38. Their last victory came as recently as last November, and could potentially be the most damaging yet for Argentina. Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho all outshone Lionel Messi to get on the scoresheet in a 3-0 rout. Partly as a result of that match, the Argentines are far from assured of World Cup qualification. As things stand they would finish 5th and go into a play-off against the winner of Oceania’s qualifying. But they are just two points ahead of Ecuador and could still miss out, with a tough trip to Quito to come.