World Cup Qualifier Preview: Argentina v Brazil, September 5th
5th September brings one of the biggest games of the World Cup 2010 qualifiers, Argentina lie in fourth place but only the top 4 qualify automatically and the fifth goes to a play off with the 4th placed team from North, Central America & Caribbean. Argentina have the home advantage and with Maradona moving the venue to a smaller ground in Rosario he hopes the atmosphere and crowd will intimidate the Brazilians. It would be a shame for Argentina not to qualify for the World Cup so England can possibly have a chance of going up against them and perhaps make some amends for things that happended in 1986. But their manager might just escape that with the way things are going.
Argentina and Brazil will contest one of the biggest matches of 2009 on 5 September. Three points may seal A Seleção's place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, while defeat could drop La Albiceleste out of the automatic qualification berths. FIFA.com wants to know whether you foresee a home win, a draw or an away victory in Rosario.
The fierce enemies have experienced contrasting fortunes this year. Brazil lifted the FIFA Confederations Cup, returned to the summit of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, and have won ten and drawn one of their 11 matches. Argentina, meantime, have registered five victories in seven outings, but have worryingly lost two of their last three qualifiers: 6-1 away to Bolivia and 2-0 in Ecuador.
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