Argentina and Paraguay will square off Thursday as the next set of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers continues.
Argentina is coming off two victories over Ecuador and Bolivia. Lionel Messi converted a penalty to help Argentina secure a 1-0 victory over Ecuador, while Joaquin Correa and Lautaro Martinez scored goals to secure the victory over Bolivia.
Paraguay has not qualified for a World Cup since 2010. The team earned earned four points in its first two games: a 1-0 victory over Venezuela and a 2-2 draw against Peru. Angel Romero scored two goals in those games, putting him in a tie for second in scoring behind Neymar, Luis Suarez and Andre Carrillo (three apiece) in the qualifying tournament’s early days.
Here’s how you can watch the match:
How to Watch:
Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV Channel: None in the USA
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Argentina holds an all-time edge vs. Paraguay to the tune of a 58-16-33 record, though it’s gone winless in the last three (0-1-2) and hasn’t won a matchup between the two sides since a 6-1 thrashing in Copa America 2015. In qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, Argentina failed to score in their two meetings, with the two drawing 0-0 and Paraguay winning 1-0.
After the first set of 2022 qualifiers, Argentina sits in second (Brazil has a greater goal differential), while Paraguay is two points back in fourth place.
The top four teams in the table automatically qualify for Qatar 2022, while the fifth-place team goes into an intercontinental playoff for another spot at the World Cup.