Chile vs Argentina LIVE: Stream, TV channel, score and teams

ARGENTINA head to Chile having booked their place in the World Cup.

And that means they can afford to rest Lionel Messi, who is continuing his recovery from Covid.

Opponents Chile have a recent history of riling up the Argentines, winning both the 2015 and 2016 Copa America finals against them.

And their need for points is far greater than the Albiceleste’s, as they sit in sixth position, outside the qualifying places.


  • Kick-off time: 12.15am
  • TV channel: Premier Sports 1.
  • Live stream: Premier Player.
  • Chile XI: Bravo; Medel, Maripan, Diaz, Vegas; Pulgar, Aranguiz; Alexis Sanchez, Marcelino Núnez, Vargas; Brereton
  • Argentina XI: Emiliano Martinez; Molina Lucero, Lisandro Martinez, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes; Gonzalez, Papu Gomez, Di Maria; Lautaro Martinez
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    30. The constant playing of trumpets in the crowd creates flashbacks of the ‘Barmy Army’ supporting the England cricket team in Australia.

    Fortunately, this is far more evenly-matched affair.

    We have also seen resolute defending from both sides so far.

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    28. Argentina send a ball down the left looking for some joy.

    Centre back and ex-Cardiff City man Gary Medel shows he is still as calm as collected as we saw in that short-lived Premier League spell.

    He sweeps up and passes it back to his keeper.

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    26. Vegas goes in heavy on Di Maria on the halfway line.

    Di Maria goes down like he has stepped in a bear trap.

    Yellow card for Vegas.

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    24. That goal has awoken Chile.

    They attack the Argentina back line but lose possession.

    Argentina recycle the ball quickly into a counter attack and the ball is very soon at Di Maria’s feet again.

    He cuts inside and gets a shot away but it is straight at the keeper.

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    20. Ben Brereton Diaz.

    The Englishman with Chilean grandparents, take a bow.

    Nunez floats a deep cross to the back post and Blackburn’s frontman heads the ball back across goal, lobbing the keeper and scoring.

    Great goal!

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    18. The referee stops play as Di Maria lies on the ground.

    The replay show a theatrical reaction to seemingly minimal contact.


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    16. Vargas crosses trying to find Sanchez in the middle.

    The ball is cleared by Tagliafico.

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    15. The pressure is on ‘La Roja’ to attack and look for goals.

    Defeats will not help their qualification hopes.

    Argentina attack through Gonzales but he overhits the ball allowing the defender to tidy up.

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    12. Disappointing free kick is driven into the wall.

    Argentina looks to break quickly but Gomez is fouled on the halfway line.

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    11. Vargas attacks the Argentina box looking to get his side back in this game.

    Three Argentina defenders challenge him, one bringing the player down.

    Dangerous free kick on the edge of the box centrally.

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    9. Angle Di Maria is fed the ball outside the box near the corner.

    He gets it under his control and cuts inside onto his left foot.

    Letting fly from distance, he beats Bravo all ends up with a screamer!


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    7. Di Maria is fouled out wide by Aranguiz.

    Argentina pass it around before trying to thread it through the middle.

    The ball runs harmlessly through to the keeper.

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    6. Argentina pass the ball around the midfield and back four.

    Gomez finds Tagliafico who lays it back to Gonzales.

    They lose possession, Alexis Sanchez is fouled in his own half.

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    4. The atmosphere is building.

    These two seem evenly matched so far.

    Passing the ball about and probing into the opposition half.

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    2. Both teams seem up for this from the off.

    Chile attack and a heavy challenge on the edge of the box wins a free kick.

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    1. Argentina get us underway.
  • Long wait

    Chile have not qualified for a World Cup since 2014.

    They have appeared at the tournament nine times.

    ‘La Roja’ will be keen to give their fans someone to cheer on in Qatar.

  • Argentina team:

    Emiliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Tagliafico, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alejandro Gomez, Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Nicolas Gonzalez.

  • Chile team:

    Claudio Bravo, Paulo Diaz, Gary Medel, Guillermo Maripan, Sebastian Vargas, Erick Pulgar, Charles Aranguiz, Marcelona Nunez, Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas, Ben Brereton Diaz.

  • Winning ways

    Both teams have won 4 of their last 6 games in all competitions.

    Chile will be looking to bounce back from a surprise home defeat 2-0 against Ecuador in their last qualifying game.

    ‘La Roja’ will be boosted with news that Lionel Messi will not be available for their opponents.

  • Red mist

    With Argentina already through, this game means so much to Chile’s hopes of featuring in the World Cup in Qatar.

    After being sent off in their last game, ‘La Roja’ will be without star midfielder Arturo Vidal who is suspended.

    They will be hoping the in-form Ben Brereton Diaz will be able to transfer his club form to the international stage, with the Blackburn Rovers striker earning his 10th cap in the process.

  • Latin love affair

    Chile have only beaten Argentina once in their last 16 meetings.

    Argentina have triumphed 7 times.

    This is often a feisty encounter, a game full of cards, often red.

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