Brazil-Argentina competition in the semi-finals ?

Kathmandu. Brazil and Argentina are two famous teams not only in Latin America but also in world football. All football fans want to see these two teams play against each other.

FIFA World Cup 2022 is currently being held in Qatar. Where these two teams have reached the quarter-finals and there is a possibility of meeting in the semi-finals. Many people are waiting for the match between Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Neymar’s Brazil. Since both teams won in the group stage, there is a possibility that both teams will meet before the finals. In fact, these two powerhouses of world football met in the Copa America last year only. Where Argentina won the title by defeating Brazil 1-0 in the same historical ground Maracana. Now the names of Brazil and Argentina are in the list of contenders to win the World Cup. If these two teams meet in the semi-finals, only one team will reach the final and the other team will return home. Of course, if one team’s supporters become excited, the other team’s supporters will also be disappointed.

If both the teams win their matches in the quarter-finals, they will meet in the semi-finals. It will be decided on Friday. In the first quarter-final, Brazil will defeat Croatia, while in the second quarter-final, Argentina will compete with the Netherlands. The winner of these two will play the first semi-final next Tuesday. Argentina in Group C started the World Cup with an unexpected loss to Saudi Arabia. But then they defeated Mexico and Poland in both the group matches by 2-0 and entered the last 16 as the group winners. Where Argentina defeated Australia 2-1.

On the other hand, Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 and Switzerland 1-0 to secure a place in the last 16 with one match left in the group. Brazil lost 1-0 to Cameroon in the last match of the tournament, but Brazil won the group and reached the knockout stage. Where Brazil easily beat South Korea 4-1.

That game 32 years ago
Brazil and Argentina last competed against each other in the World Cup in 1990. Since then, these two teams have not met in the World Cup. If both of them win the quarter-final match, one of the most awaited matches of the World Cup football will be seen in the semi-final. In the 92-year history of the World Cup, these two teams have met only four times so far. In which Brazil won two matches, Argentina won one match and one match ended in a tie. Brazil scored 5 goals and Argentina scored 3 goals.

But all these four meetings took place between 1974 and 1990. In the last meeting in 1990, Argentina defeated Brazil 1-0. Claudio Canizia scored the decisive goal in the 81st minute to give Argentina victory in the match of the last 16. Argentina reached the final of the World Cup, but when they lost 1-0 to West Germany on penalty kicks, Argentina was deprived of winning the World Cup for the second time in a row.

Before that, in the 1974 World Cup, Brazil defeated Argentina 2-1, and in 1978, the two teams played a goalless draw. In 1982, Brazil defeated Argentina 3-1.

It has been many years since Brazil and Argentina won the World Cup. Brazil has not won the World Cup since 2002. This year, Brazil is aiming to break the 20-year World Cup title drought. On the other hand, it has been 36 years since Argentina won the World Cup. In 1986, Argentina won the World Cup with the great performance of Diego Maradona.

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