Brazil 0-1 Argentina Highlights, FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers: Otamendi’s goal leads Argentina to win; Joelinton sees red card

BRA vs ARG: Get the updates, scores and highlights of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers match between Brazil and Argentina.

Updated : Nov 22, 2023 08:47 IST

Nicolas Otamendi of Argentina celebrates after scoring the team's first goal.
Nicolas Otamendi of Argentina celebrates after scoring the team's first goal. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Nicolas Otamendi of Argentina celebrates after scoring the team's first goal. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Follow Sportstar’s Highlights of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers match between Brazil and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. This was Mayank, who gave you all the live updates.

  • November 22, 2023 08:43
    Points Table after BRA vs ARG

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  • November 22, 2023 08:41
    Match Report

    FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers: Argentina beats Brazil 1-0 to go top of table after crowd violence delays start

    Argentina’s Nicolas Otamendi scored to lead his team to a 1-0 win over Brazil on Wednesday in the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier group match at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

  • November 22, 2023 08:33
    Argentina on top!
  • November 22, 2023 08:28

    This is it, the full-time whistle goes off as Argentina confirms its 1-0 win over Brazil to overcome an upsetting 0-2 loss over Uruguay in the last game. The celebration is on as the travelling fans reciprocate with more passion to see their team beat its arch-rivals at their den!

  • November 22, 2023 08:26

    Douglas Luiz gets a clear path for a shot and he goes for it but rock-solid Martinez is a tough cookie to beat today.

  • November 22, 2023 08:25

    Argentina is playing risky football here as it still looking to attack with just two minutes on the clock.

  • November 22, 2023 08:24

    Endrick takes a long-range effort from the right flank but an easy collection by Martinez keeps the 1-0 scoreline safe for Argentina.

  • November 22, 2023 08:21

    Six minutes have been added after the end of regulation time.

  • November 22, 2023 08:21

    A desperate, goal-needy Brazil is looking for its last few chances for a late equaliser, but the game has seen a massive dip in intensity as we move closer to the full-time.

  • November 22, 2023 08:17

    FREE KICK: Brazil wins the set-piece in Argentina’s half and it is Raphael Veiga, who will take the kick. A looping ball into the wall from right but clearance came from Argentina.

  • November 22, 2023 08:14

    Joelinton is protesting but he has to go back as the game restarts.

  • November 22, 2023 08:13
    82’ Joelinton sees red

    RED CARD: Joelinton flings out his hands on Rodrigo De Paul after the latter followed him for the ball and the referee penalises it harshly by showing it straight red to the new substitute.

  • November 22, 2023 08:11

    A final set of changes for Brazil - Raphael Veiga in for Martinelli and Douglas Luiz in for Bruno Guimaraes.

  • November 22, 2023 08:10

    Another change for Argentina. Lautaro Martinez subs out Alvarez.

  • November 22, 2023 08:08

    Change of guards as Lionel Messi ends his shift for the night and Angel Di Maria comes in to replace him.

  • November 22, 2023 08:06

    Angel Di Maria is ready at the sidelines as we head into a water break.

  • November 22, 2023 08:05

    Fernando Diniz with two more changes - Striker Endrick comes in for Rapihna and Joelinton replaces Gabriel.

  • November 22, 2023 08:03

    Nicholas Gonzalez comes in for Lo Celso while Enzo Fernandez makes way for Leandro Paredes.

  • November 22, 2023 08:03

    This has been a slow passage of play as both coaches are ready with a few more changes in their lineups.

  • November 22, 2023 08:00

    Tagliafigo comes in for Acuna as Scaloni makes a first change in the XI.

  • November 22, 2023 07:58

    Brazil instantly goes for an attack but the wall Martinez saves Jesus strike.

  • November 22, 2023 07:56
    63’ BRA 0-1 ARG - Otamendi scores

    GOALLLLLLLL! Nicolas Otamendi scores to put Argentina ahead! Lo Celso takes the corner kick and finds unmarked Otamendi with a curling ball and the centre-back did enough to put the ball past Alisson and put his name in the scoresheet.

  • November 22, 2023 07:54

    Acuna takes a shot from left but Gabriel makes a save but he concedes a corner in that process.

  • November 22, 2023 07:53

    Julian Alvarez shows his deft skills with the ball to beat the whole line of defenders and create necessary chances for Argentina.

  • November 22, 2023 07:50

    CHANCE! Gabriel Jesus runs down the central channel to beat the last line of the Argentinian defence and passes it to a teammate who takes a shot but a lovely dive by goalkeeper Martinez on his left saves and keeps the scoreline intact.

  • November 22, 2023 07:48

    FREE KICK: Rodrigo De Paul takes the set-piece after Brazil concedes a free kick after a tackle on Otamendi.

  • November 22, 2023 07:42

    Brazil keeps its presence on the Argentinian half and constantly is going for attacking moves to keep arch-rivals under pressure.

  • November 22, 2023 07:38

    CORNER KICK: Lo Celso takes the kick and Otamendi leaps for a header but cannot keep it on-target.

  • November 22, 2023 07:38

    Otamendi wins a corner kick for Argentina straight away in the second half.

  • November 22, 2023 07:36
    Halftime sub for Brazil

    Brazil starts the second half with one substitution - Nino comes in for Marquinhos.

  • November 22, 2023 07:32
    Goalless first half
  • November 22, 2023 07:18

    A rough, eventful first half comes to an end with an equal scoreline. The kick-off delay and then the start lies up for an equally interesting second half.

  • November 22, 2023 07:16

    Rodrygo downs Rodrigo De Paul to concede a free kick.

  • November 22, 2023 07:16

    Three minutes added.

  • November 22, 2023 07:16

    CORNER KICK: Brazil wins the corner kick but messes it up while looking for an opening goal.

  • November 22, 2023 07:15

    CHANCE! Brazil has the ball in a very good position as Martinelli has a clear path and he takes a shot which is deflected by the Argentinian defender.

  • November 22, 2023 07:13

    Brazil is now looking for attacking runs with the ball. Rodrygo, Rapinha and Martinelli combine to make a piercing run.

  • November 22, 2023 07:09

    CORNER KICK: Corner Kick for Brazil but Argentina instantly gets the possession back.

  • November 22, 2023 07:08

    FREE KICK: Raphina takes the set-peice and beat the wall but his shot was wide and not on target but Martinez gloved the ball to give a corner kick for the Selecao.

  • November 22, 2023 07:07

    A throw-in for Argentina, but the Albiceleste makes an error in conceding the possession to Gabriel Jesus, who runs down the central channel before passing the ball to Bruno Guimaraes, who wins a free-kick in an attacking position after luring the defender to make a tough tackle on him.

  • November 22, 2023 07:02

    FREE KICK: Augusto concedes a set-piece after tackling Lo Celso.

  • November 22, 2023 07:01

    A lovely pass from Alisson finds Gabriel Martinelli at left channel and he dribbles past Molina and Rodrigo De Paul before stumbling down.

  • November 22, 2023 07:00

    Throw in for Mac Allister in Argentinian half and it is the while-blue stripe t-shirt which has the possession in the last three odd minutes.

  • November 22, 2023 06:59

    Rodrygo gets the ball, he dribbles it further and changes flank after passing a cross to Raphina, who takes a shot in hurry to lose the ball.

  • November 22, 2023 06:56

    Andre tackles Lo Celso from behind that sees yet another stoppage in the game.

  • November 22, 2023 06:55

    Messi has the ball in the attacking position in Brazil’s half. He takes a half-hearted shot but has been blocked well by Augusto to gain the ball possession.

  • November 22, 2023 06:53

    The abrasive football continues from both sides as we have seen at least 10 players going down in the first 25 minutes.

  • November 22, 2023 06:51

    Rodrygo finds himself down after Lo Celso pushes him from behind. The referee intervenes but no cards shown.

  • November 22, 2023 06:49

    Both Raphina and Mac Allister are down on the ground after stumbling into each other. The match has seen a roung start till now.

  • November 22, 2023 06:48

    FREE KICK: Romero takes his time before passing the ball deep where Mac Allister receives the ball.

  • November 22, 2023 06:48

    Romero wins a free-kick on his half after Martinelli loses his patience and boots him while looking for the ball.

  • November 22, 2023 06:44

    YELLOW CARD: Brazil concedes another booking as this time Raphina makes an unnecessary contact with Rodrigo De Paul as he flings out his hand and immediately sees a yellow card.

  • November 22, 2023 06:43

    CORNER KICK: Raphina takes the set-piece but the Argentinian defence was intact to make a swift clearance.

  • November 22, 2023 06:42

    An attacking run for Brazil led by Raphinha that wins him a corner kick as well.

  • November 22, 2023 06:41

    The high on intensity match is surprisingly low on tempo in last one minute as Brazil holds the possession in its half.

  • November 22, 2023 06:38

    FREE KICK: Messi takes the free-kick from almost 35 yards from the box but Mac Allister fails to keep his shot on target after receiving the ball.

  • November 22, 2023 06:37

    YELLOW CARD: The referees makes no delay in booking Jesus with a yellow card meanwhile De Paul gets medical attention.

  • November 22, 2023 06:36

    Gabriel Jesus gets the ball on the rebound and he tries to dribble past Rodrigo De Paul but instead shoulders him on ribs and his hands also fiy down to De Paul’s face that resulted in bleeding for the Argentinian.

  • November 22, 2023 06:34

    Acuna makes a run from left before his shot has been blocked by the defence.

  • November 22, 2023 06:32

    Augusto makes a tackle from behind on Lo Celso before the referee gives a free-kick to Argentina and a warning to the Brazilian centre-back.

  • November 22, 2023 06:31

    Raphinha makes a solo run on the attack but the off-side flag is up instantly.

  • November 22, 2023 06:30

    The atmosphere is absolutely electric there at the Maracana stadium as Brazil gets the initial possession.

  • November 22, 2023 06:29

    Finally, we are underway at the Marcana stadium in Rio De Jenerio after 30 minutes of long stoppage.

  • November 22, 2023 06:24

    Finally, some positive scenes, the Argentinian team walk back after match officials made their decision.

  • November 22, 2023 06:21

    The match officials are on the field as many fans are going out. Argentina team still not in the ground.

  • November 22, 2023 06:18
    Uncertainity and confusion mounts as the delay continues

    Fans clash in the stands with security staff causing a delay to the start of the match

  • November 22, 2023 06:16
    Why is Brazil vs Argentina kick-off delayed?

    FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers: Why is Brazil vs Argentina kick-off delayed?

    The kick-off of the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier clash between Brazil and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday has been delayed after fans of both nations engaged in a fight.

  • November 22, 2023 06:08
    Messi walks back!

    Crazy scenes here as Lionel Messi alongwith his team walk back and the kick off has been delayed until further notice.

  • November 22, 2023 06:03
    Delay for the kick off

    There is some delay for the kick off as fans of both nations seemed to have engaged in fight and the local police authorities are trying its best to stop it as soon as possible.

  • November 22, 2023 05:55
    Time for the National Anthems

    The players are lined up for their respective national anthems. We are five minutes away from kick off!

  • November 22, 2023 05:53
    Messi magic in Brazil!

    Messi Magic

  • November 22, 2023 05:50
    Fun fact

    If Brazil loses this match, it will be the first time it lost consecutive competitive games against Argentina in more than 33 years.

    On July 18, 1991. Brazil had lost 2-3 to Argentina in the group stage of Copa America 1991 after a 0-1 loss in the round of 16 of the 1990 World Cup on June 24, 1990.

    If Argentina loses this match, it will be consecutive competitive wins for Brazil since 2019.

  • November 22, 2023 05:44
    Live action soon

    The players are on the pitch and practising before the high-octane clash. We are minutes away from the live action.

  • November 22, 2023 05:33
    FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers points table: CONMEBOL standings
  • November 22, 2023 05:28
    Brazil Starting Lineup!

    Alisson; Emerson, Marquinhos, Gabriel, Augusto; Guimaraes, Andre; Raphinha, Martinelli, Rodrygo; Gabriel Jesus

  • November 22, 2023 05:25
    Argentina Starting Lineup!

    Martinez; Acuna, Otamendi, Romero, Molina; Lo Celso, Fernandez, Mac Allister, De Paul; Alvarez, Messi.

  • November 22, 2023 05:22
    ICYMI: Vini Jr to miss two months

    Vinicius Jr to miss nearly two months for Real Madrid after tearing leg muscle in Brazil game against Colombia

  • November 22, 2023 05:18
    What happened when Brazil last played Argentina?

    What happened when Brazil last played Argentina?

    Brazil faced Argentina in the group stage of South American World Cup qualifiers for the FIFA 2022 World Cup on November 17, 2021, which ended in a goalless draw.

  • November 22, 2023 05:14
    BRA vs ARG Predicted XI

    Brazil Predicted XI: Alisson, Royal, Marquinhos, Gabriel, Telles, Raphinha, Guimaraes, Andre, Martinelli, Rodrygo, Pedro.

    Argentina Predicted XI: Martinez, Tagliafico, Otamendi, Romero, Molina, Fernandez, Mac Allister, De Paul, Gonzalez, Alvarez, Messi.

  • November 22, 2023 05:06
    Last five head-to-head

    11/16/2021 - Argentina 0 - Brazil 0 (World Rising 2018 - San Juan, Argentina)

    07/10/2021 - Argentina 1 - Brazil 0 (Copa América 2021 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

    11/15/2019 - Argentina 1 - Brazil 0 (Friendly - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

    07/02/2019 – Brazil 2 - Argentina 0 (Copa América 2019 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

    10/16/2018 - Argentina 0 - Brazil 1 (Friendly - Saudi Arabia)

  • November 22, 2023 05:03
    When did each team won last h2h clash?

    Last time Brazil beat Argentina: Copa America 2019 semifinal – July 3, 2019

    Last time Argentina beat Brazil: Copa America 2021 final – July 11, 2021

  • November 22, 2023 04:58
    Argentina Squad

    Armani, Benitez, E. Martinez, Musso, Molina, Tagliafico, Montiel, Pezzella, Acuna, Romero, Otamendi, Maffeo, Ortega, Paredes, De Paul, Lo Celso, Palacios, Fernandez, Rodriguez, Mac Allister, Alvarez, Messi, Di Maria, Gonzalez, Dybala, L. Martinez, Ocampos

  • November 22, 2023 04:58
    Brazil squad

    Alisson, Perri, Bento, Emerson, Maquinhos, Gabriel, Lodi, Nino, Bremer, Augusto, Andre, Guimaraes, Luiz, Joelinton, Veiga, Martinelli, Jesus, Rodrygo, Raphinha, Pepe, Paulinho, Endrick, Pedro

  • November 22, 2023 04:52
    Head-to-Head record:

    Overall: Matches: 108, Brazil: 45, Argentina: 40, Draws: 23

    H2H in WC Qualifiers:

    Matches: 9, Brazil: 4, Argentina: 2, Draws: 3

  • November 22, 2023 04:47
    Over an hour away from kick off

  • November 22, 2023 04:36
    Brazil on the brink of getting eleminated from 2026 FIFA WC?

    Nightmare for Samba Boys? Brazil stares at shock chance of missing out on FIFA World Cup 2026

    If things don’t go Brazil’s way in the qualifiers, there is a good chance that the Samba Boys might fail to make it to the next edition of the FIFA World Cup, in 2026.

  • November 22, 2023 04:27

    he ball during a FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match against Uruguay. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

    Argentina and Brazil tested new options up front on Saturday for their World Cup qualifying match next week, an encounter that could give the losing side a bitter ending to 2023.

    Lionel Messi’s Argentina lost to Uruguay on Thursday its first match since it hoisted the World Cup trophy in Qatar, while the host of the superclasico will play without the injured Vinicius Junior at the Maracana Stadium after two consecutive defeats in South American qualifying.

    Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni tested a formation in the first training, eyeing the match in Rio de Janeiro with veteran Ángel di Maria replacing Nico Gonzalez, trying to explore Brazil’s weaknesses on the flanks.

    That was a problem for the World Cup champion in its 2-0 home defeat to Uruguay.


  • November 22, 2023 04:18
    Live Streaming Info

    When will the India vs Qatar 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier match start?

    The 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier match between Brazil and Argentina will take place on Wednesday, November 22, at 06:00 a.m. IST at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

    Where to watch the India vs Qatar 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier match?

    The 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier match between Brazil and Argentina will not be streamed or telecast live in India.

    Follow Sportstar for live updates.

  • November 22, 2023 04:14

    Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers match between Brazil and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Stay tuned as we bring you all the live updates of this high-octane clash.

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