In the CONMEBOL 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Bolivia will host Argentina at the Estadio Hernando Siles this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (1:00 PM Pacific). While Bolivia is out of the running for a World Cup spot, Argentina still has a lot to play for in this match.
Bolivia is coming from a tough loss to Colombia in the qualifiers, where a late goal by James Rodriguez was enough to win the game for Colombia. ‘La Verde’ is out of the running for a spot in the 2018 World Cup, currently in ninth place in the CONMEBOL qualifying stage with only seven points.
The last time these two teams played each other, Argentina did win by a score of 2-0 with goals from Gabriel Mercado and Lionel Messi. This is a match that Bolivia should not win despite having the home support, but these CONMEBOL qualifiers are always intense encounters regardless of who the favorite is.
Argentina is coming from a much more positive result, defeating Chile 1-0, with a very early goal by Lionel Messi. Argentina is currently in third place in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying stage with 22 points. A spot in the 2018 World Cup is far from guaranteed for ‘la albiceleste’, because the CONMEBOL is such a competitive region, with only two points separating Argentina in third with Chile in sixth.
This is a must win for Edgardo Bauza’s side because of the caliber of opponent it will be facing. The defense has proven to be a liability for Bauza, but the backline did look solid against Chile earning a clean sheet. This game should be a walk in the park for Argentina, but it will be interesting to see how ‘la albiceleste’ does away from home on Tuesday.
How to Watch Bolivia vs Argentina
The Bolivia vs Argentina match will be broadcast this Tuesday, March 28 at 1:00 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: beIN Sports En Espanol
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