Argentina must have trouble sleeping as doubts over World Cup grow — Tite

Argentina must have trouble sleeping as doubts over World Cup grow — Tite

Brazil has already secured a place in the next World Cup while Chile is still looking to clinch a possible direct ticket to Russia. "Yesterday, we thanked each other because we are already qualified".

"I see it as complicated for Argentina", the 30-year-old Vidal said. But Miranda and Gabriel Jesus have rubbished such suggestions. We just have to play the way we know.

South America wraps up regional qualifying on Tuesday. Tite's men are coming off a disappointing scoreless draw against Bolivia but should pull off a more impressive performance in this game in front of the home crowd.

Argentina needs a victory to get at least a playoff spot.

But he added that he felt the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti had been hasty, saying: "It wasn't a perfect start to this season, but it went OK".

Chile has been a solid team in this CONMEBOL region, currently third with 26 points.

"It's natural that a World Cup without Brazil, Argentina, or Germany would lose a little of its charm, " Brazil defender Miranda said.

Brazil are unbeaten in their past four games and will not move from the CONMEBOL summit, where they boast a 10-point cushion, although manager Tite hasn't shown signs of restricting his squad selection as a result.

"What we have achieved in the last few years has been unforgettable", Pizzi said.

It comes close to a decade after Ederson, then 15, had his heart broken.

Bravo ruled out any collusion to hurt Argentina's chances. "Brazil is a team that presses and plays well". But we improved in the last match. "We'll play our game and try to make history". He confirmed that defender Marquinhos, who will replace the injured Thiago Silva, will be the captain for the clash against the desperate Chileans in Sao Paulo. We are going to do what is most important for us, for the dignity of a people. "And it won't change now".

In social media many Brazilian fans have jokingly said Chile should get a hand to advance and put the Argentines at an even bigger risk of humiliation.