Argentina vs Uruguay starting XI: Messi makes 179th appearance, Nunez leads the line | CaughtOffside
Argentina, 1st in World Cup Qualifying, faces Uruguay, 2nd, in a crucial match. Messi and Valverde lead their teams. Kick-off at midnight.
In a highly anticipated World Cup Qualifier match, Argentina, currently sitting at the top of the standings, will face off against Uruguay, who are in second place. The game will take place at the Estadio Metropolitano at 00:00 AM (GMT).
The Argentine team will be led by the legendary Lionel Messi, who will be making his 179th appearance for his country. On the other side, Uruguay will be captained by Federico Valverde, who will be making his 54th appearance for his national team.
A victory for Uruguay would propel them to 10 points, securing their spot in second place. On the other hand, a win for Argentina would further solidify their position at the top of the standings, putting them at 15 points with a perfect record of five wins out of five matches.
Argentina's lineup for the game will see Nahuel Molina coming in at right back in place of Gonzalo Montiel, with Julian Alvarez leading the attack and Enzo Fernandez, Alexis Mac Allister, and Rodrigo De Paul in the midfield.
Uruguay, on the other hand, will have Matias Vina replacing Nahitan Nandez in the lineup, with Darwin Nunez leading the front line and Sergio Rochet as the goalkeeper.
Both teams are coming into the match with strong performances in their previous games, and the stage is set for an exhilarating showdown between these two South American football powerhouses. With so much at stake, the game promises to be a thrilling and closely contested battle.