Argentina will have a fierce battle with Uruguay in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. After 4 matches, Argentina took the top spot in the rankings, collecting 12 absolute points. Uruguay ranked right behind Argentina with 5 points less.
Therefore, the upcoming encounter between the two teams attracts great attention from experts and the press. Preventing and limiting the influence of Lionel Messi has become a top priority for the Uruguay team.
The Sport Bible page quoted midfielder Federico Valverde’s statement: “I don’t know how to stop Messi. I have never been able to catch Messi dead. We have been through many El Clasico matches. Casemiro is always an important card against Messi. However, that solution is not always effective.”
“You have to respect Messi because he is one of the best players in the world. We know Argentina’s strength. We know how good Messi is. With all the achievements they have achieved, we I have to respect them. Uruguay must fight to win, protect its values.”
Mr. Nguyen | 11:15 November 14, 2023