BOL 0-3 ARG highlights, FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers: Enzo, Tagliafico, Nico on the scoresheet as Messi-less Argentina cruises to win against Bolivia

BOL vs ARG: Highlights of the Bolivia vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier from the Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz, Bolivia.

Updated : Sep 13, 2023 03:48 IST

 Enzo Fernandez celebrates scoring his side first goal.
Enzo Fernandez celebrates scoring his side first goal. | Photo Credit: AP

Enzo Fernandez celebrates scoring his side first goal. | Photo Credit: AP

Catch Sportstar’s highlights of the Bolivia vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier from the Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz, Bolivia. This was Aneesh Dey taking you through the pre-match buildup and minute-by-minute update from the clash.

  • September 13, 2023 03:48
    Full-time report
    FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier: Argentina, sans Messi, bags comfortable win against 10-man Bolivia
  • September 13, 2023 03:24

    Argentina clinches a 3-0 win against Bolivia in this FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier. Enzo Fernandez, Nicolas Tagliafico and Nico Gonzalez with the goals.

    The Albiceleste gets the maximum quota of six points from their first two matches of World Cup qualifiers.

  • September 13, 2023 03:21

    Di Maria lays off the ball for Paredes from an Argentina freekick. Paredes decides to shoot from an extemely ambitious distance but fails to get anywhere near the target.

  • September 13, 2023 03:20

    Three minutes added at the end of the second-half!

  • September 13, 2023 03:20

    Argentina sub: IN- Correa OUT- Enzo

  • September 13, 2023 03:19

    Bolivia booking: Anothe yellow card for Bolivia. This time it is second-half substitute, Carmelo Algaranaz.

  • September 13, 2023 03:18

    Argentina subs: IN- Garnacho, Lautaro, Paredes OUT- Nico Gonzalez, Alvarez, Mac Allister

  • September 13, 2023 03:13

    Alvarez had the initial chance after Di Maria found him with the perfect lobbed ball. However, Alvarez could not take it on his stride. Bolivia gets the ball back but cannot clear. Palacios gets the ball and manages to poke it through for Gonzalez on the left side of the box. Gonzalez puts his laces through the ball and rattles the net for Argentina’s third.

  • September 13, 2023 03:10

    Saucedo tries to whip the ball to the near-post with a low cross but it is defended easily by Argentina. Another chance goes begging for the Bolivians.

  • September 13, 2023 03:09

    Algaranaz is brought down by Mac Allister and Bolivia has a freekick in a dangerous position. If they can get one back, who knows what might follow?

  • September 13, 2023 03:05

    Argentina sub: IN- Palacios OUT- De Paul

    It is a straight swap in midfield.

  • September 13, 2023 03:04

    Moreno shoots goal from a Bolivia freekick but it is a diappointing effort as he hits the well.

  • September 13, 2023 03:03

    Bolivia sub: IN- Algaranaz OUT- Sagredo

  • September 13, 2023 03:01

    Di Maria goes solo this time and takes a shot from distance. It is not the strongest of connections and Viscarra makes the save.

    With two assists already, a goal would be a perfect night for the Argentina skipper.

  • September 13, 2023 03:00
    70’ Off the post!

    Di Maria and Alvarez with some lovely interplay between them as they pierce the Bolivia defence open. Alvarez shoots at the far-post from the right side of the box and sees the ball rattle the woodwork and come back into play.

  • September 13, 2023 02:59

    Booking: Bolivia’s Quinteros sees yellow for his challenge on Enzo.

  • September 13, 2023 02:56

    De Paul lobs the ball to Di Maria, who was near the edge of the Bolivia penalty area. Di Maria almost takes in on his stride but he cannot control the ball as the attack ends for the world champions.

  • September 13, 2023 02:53

    Quinteros sends the ball out as he botches a simple five-yard pass to his teammate. The Hernando Siles stadium groans and that sums it all up for Bolivia today.

  • September 13, 2023 02:51

    Bolivia sub: IN- Saucedo OUT- Arrascaita

  • September 13, 2023 02:50

    Alvarez does very well to turn away from his marker. He then tries to find Di Maria, but the pass is underhit and the ball is intercepted before the Argentina captain could reach the ball.

  • September 13, 2023 02:47

    The tempo of the match has taken a visible dip. Bolivia cannot carve out any chances and Argentina seem content on their opponent passing the ball inside their own half.

  • September 13, 2023 02:43

    Enzo has time and space to shoot and he tries to curl one into the far-post. His effort is on target but it is a fairly easy save to make for Viscarra.

  • September 13, 2023 02:40

    De Paul lets loose from distance, which forces Viscarra to make the save. Alvarez is there for the rebound bu Viscarra does well to palm the ball away from goal.

  • September 13, 2023 02:39

    Di Maria is brought down by Sagredo. That challenge was more from frustration as Bolivia cannot get a touch of the ball. Argentina is knocking it around without fuss.

  • September 13, 2023 02:36

    Hector Cuellar concedes a foul moments after coming in after he catches De Paul from behind.

  • September 13, 2023 02:35

    Bolivia sub: IN- Haquin, Cuellar OUT- Jusino, Ursino

  • September 13, 2023 02:34

    Argentina leads Bolivia by a 2-0 scoreline at the start of the second-half courtesy of goals from Enzo Fernandez and Nicolas Tagliafico.

  • September 13, 2023 02:22

    Goals from Enzo Fernandez and Nicolas Tagliafico keeP Argentina in a 2-0 lead against Bolivia in this FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifying match at the Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz.

  • September 13, 2023 02:20

    It is another excellent move by Argentina as the blue and white shirts crowd the Bolivia final third. Enzo does well to lay the ball off to Alvarez, but the latter cannot get a clean contact inside the box to get a shot away.

  • September 13, 2023 02:18

    Three minutes added at the end of the first-half!

  • September 13, 2023 02:13

    Angel Di Maria floats an excellent cross inside the Bolivia box from a freekick. Tagliafico gets at the end of the cross and tries to head the ball towards goal. He catches the ball with his shoulder but the ball loops over the keeper and ends up inside the back of the net.

    It is not the cleanest of contacts but they all count.

  • September 13, 2023 02:11

    The referee goes to the VAR monitor to check the foul again and the severity of it. He finishes his check and shows a straight red to Fernandez. It gets worse for the home team.

    For Fernandez, he would leave the field but will get a longer suspension.

  • September 13, 2023 02:07
    36’ RED CARD- Fernandez sent off after second yellow!

    Roberto Fernandez of Bolivia overruns the ball and stomps Romero on his foot in a bid to win the ball. The referee realizes that Fernandez has already been booked and shows him a second yellow card.

  • September 13, 2023 02:01

    That attack from Argentina cut through the Bolivian defence like a hot knife through butter. Alvarez’s deft touch sent the ball to Di Maria on the right flank. Di Maria spots Enzo’s run and puts in a pinpoint delivery for the latter, who puts the ball inside the net with his first-touch.

  • September 13, 2023 01:58

    Moreno looks for Abrego with a low cross from the left, but the ball is cleared by Romero. Moreno was under pressure but did well to get his cross away.

  • September 13, 2023 01:57

    Bolivia sub: IN- Villaroel OUT- Villamil

    It is not sure whether it is an injury concern or if the yellow card prompted coach Gustavo Costas to take him off.

  • September 13, 2023 01:55

    Booking: Villamil is shown a yellow card for catching Mac Allister on his face. VAR is having a look for a possible red but it does not look likely.

  • September 13, 2023 01:54

    Abrego takes a shot on the go from the edge of the box, but the ball goes straight to Emi Martinez at a comfortable height.

  • September 13, 2023 01:51

    Ursino gets caught and Alvarez pounces on the loose ball and makes his way at goal. He takes a shot from a tight angle inside the box, which forces a save from Viscarra. Ursino made up for his mistake by keeping Alvarez under pressure as he took the shot.

  • September 13, 2023 01:47

    This time Arrascaita brings down Di Maria and concedes a foul. But, he escapes a booking as the referee has a chat with the player.

  • September 13, 2023 01:45

    Booking: Fernandez sees a yellow card for pulling down Di Maria.

  • September 13, 2023 01:43
    13’ What a shot from Enzo!

    Enzo Fernandez has a look and lines one up from miles out. He connects well and the ball was well in its way to rattling the top-corner, if not for a finger-tip save from Viscarra.

  • September 13, 2023 01:42

    Jusino loses the ball cheaply, which allows De Paul to take a shot at goal. He catches the shot well but the ball misses the target.

  • September 13, 2023 01:40

    Di Maria floats the ball inside the box, trying to work out an angle. Otamendi gets at the end of the cross for the first contact, but cannot keep his effort on target.

  • September 13, 2023 01:39

    Mac Allister is brought down by a crunching tackle by Ursino and Argentina has a freekick.

    Messi looking on from the bench. He is rested for his match and does not feature in the matchday squad.

  • September 13, 2023 01:37

    Abrego looks to get to a good cross played to him from the left flank but Otamendi does well to intercept the ball and send it out for a corner.

  • September 13, 2023 01:36

    Bolivia is trying to match Argentina’s pace by playing some pro-active pressing football. But the home team cannot keep the ball for long.

  • September 13, 2023 01:33

    Argentina enjoying an early spell of possession as De Paul attempts a shot from distance. The effort is blocked.

    At the other end, Arrascaita also has a shot at goal but it is way off target as the Albiceleste get a goalkick.

  • September 13, 2023 01:30

    The FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier between Bolivia and Argentina is underway at the Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz.

  • September 13, 2023 01:27
    Kick-off moments away!

    The teams are on the pitch as the players sing their respective national anthems.

  • September 13, 2023 01:13
    Form Guide

    Bolivia form all competitions: L W L D L L

    Argentina form all competitions: W W W W W W

  • September 13, 2023 01:04
    The Messi drums are out! Only thing missing is Messi himself! He sits out for this one!

    ARG fans.jpg

    Credit: Leonardo Fernandez/Getty Images

  • September 13, 2023 00:52
    Bolivia vs Argentina lineups! (Messi absent from matchday squad)

    Bolivia (5-3-2): Viscarra (GK); Sagredo, Quinteros, Jusino, Fernandez; Bejarano, Villamil, Ursino, Arrascaita; Abrego, Moreno

    Argentina (4-3-3): Martinez(GK); Tagliafico, Otamendi, Romero, Molina; Mac Allister, Enzo, De Paul; Gonzalez, Alvarrez, Di Maria (C)

  • September 13, 2023 00:38
    Head-to-head record!

    Matches: 14

    Bolivia: 2

    Argentina: 9

    Draw: 3

  • September 13, 2023 00:19
    Estadio Hernando Siles: A bit on the world’s highest elevated stadium
    Estadio Hernando Siles: A challenge for Messi and Argentina against Bolivia in FIFA World Cup qualifier
  • September 13, 2023 00:10

    Following Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Ecuador in the start of the FIFA World Cup 26 qualifiers courtesy of Lionel Messi’s freekick, the world champion will face Bolivia in its second qualifier at the Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz.

    Watch: Messi scores yet another free kick goal as Argentina beats Ecuador

    Unlike Argentina, Bolivia is coming to the match on the back of a heavy 5-1 defeat against Brazil.

    When and where will the Bolivia vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier kick-off?

    The Bolivia vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier will kick-off at 1:30 AM IST on Wednesday, September 13th.

    How to watch the Bolivia vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier?

    The match can be live streamed on the FIFA+ app and website.

    There is no live telecast of the match in India.

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