All eyes will be on the Arena Pernambuco in Recife because a showdown between the two best South American teams of Argentina and Brazil awaits us ahead of the qualifications for the FIBA World Cup.
It has been a little over two months since the two best South American teams met in the Copa America final, where Argentina won with a minimum of 1-0. This was their first big trophy since 1993, so they are certainly highly valued motivated before the trip to Recife.
This time, Argentina and Brazil will meet in the qualifying round for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, so Brazil will do its best to avenge the recent defeat by Argentina, and also, Selecao will strive to continue the 100% record in these qualifications, considering they have won all seven games so far, including a 1-0 win over Chile this Thursday.
After winning the big trophy in the Copa America, Argentina had a great start to the September qualifiers, as they recorded an impressive 3-1 victory over Venezuela, which was their seventh consecutive victory in all competitions, and also, it should be borne in mind that they are undefeated in all 11 matches in the qualifying campaign (4-3-0).
Brazil’s defence is doing a great job in these qualifiers, allowing only two goals in 7 games, and it should be borne in mind that Seleção has not scored more than one goal in the last 5 games, each of which ended with under 2.5 goals. In addition, another statistic between these two teams stands out: their recent meetings were very difficult, which resulted in a low number of goals.