Argentina vs Bolivia Final LIVE Football Match Score Sept 10/9/2021
World Cup qualifying continues in South America on Thursday as Argentina welcome Bolivia to Buenos Aires just days after the Copa America champs saw their match against Brazil suspended as health officials stormed the field to confront Argentine players over COVID protocols. That match’s outcome has not been decided, with Argentina set to complete just two matches in this window.
It feels like an inevitability that this Premier League season will end with the same top four as last. All that might change is the order. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea were comfortably the four best teams in England last season and they all improved their squads in the summer.
Argentina host Bolivia on Thursday with Lionel Scaloni’s side aiming to claim another win in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying. The Albiceleste saw their weekend clash with Brazil called off in surreal circumstances with local health officials intervening once the game had kicked off. Back on home soil and with all their players available against Bolivia, the two-time World Cup winners are clear favourites against one of the continent’s poorest sides.
Emiliano Martinez, Emiliano Buendia, Giovanni Lo Celso and Cristian Romero were the four Premier League players said to have breached coronavirus regulations causing the fiasco in Brazil. Martinez, Romero and Lo Celso all started the game and would expect to feature from the off once more. Lionel Messi is also likely to start the game despite having featured for just 24 minutes for new club Paris Saint-Germain this season. La Verde will welcome striker Carmelo Algaranaz back from suspension, although defender Diego Berjarano remains sidelined through injury.
Argentina will host Bolivia in their World Cup Qualifying encounter after the suspension of their match with Brazil last week.
Lionel Messi & co., sitting second in their group with 15 points, haven’t been defeated yet, with four wins and three draws, while their opponents remain in ninth position after losing to Uruguay on Sunday.
Lionel Scaloni’s men played this summer’s Copa America after winning 12 points from their opening six qualifying games. After beating Colombia in the semi-finals they met their archrivals Brazil in the final, defeating them thanks to Ángel Di Maria’s early opener to see out a 1-0 win and earn their 15th continental title.
Argentina: If one good thing came out of the suspended match against Argentina, it’s that this team should be really well rested. Where as Bolivia are playing their third game in about a week, this is essentially just Argentina’s second. Because of that, expect them to be a tad fresher, dominant on the ball and for this one not to be particularly close. If they can get off to a fast start, they should be able to cruise to victory.
Bolivia: Can Marcelo Moreno come through again? The veteran striker is the top scorer in qualifying with eight, and he’s in the best form he’s ever been with the national team. With Argentina likely to score, he’s going to need a goal or two for them to have any chance at a draw. Expect Argentina to mark him tight, play a bit overly physical and largely be able to neutralize him thanks to their strength at centerback.