How to watch Brazil vs Argentina on TV tonight

Brazil meet Argentina this Tuesday in an international friendly as the two sides prepare for the Copa America next summer.

Both teams are currently on a tour of the Middle East as they look to put disappointing World Cup campaigns behind them.

Brazil made it to the quarter-finals in that tournament, only to be knocked out by Belgium, whilst Argentina scraped through the group stage and were eventually eliminated by France in the Round of 16.

Argentina were victorious against Iraq in their last game though, winning 4-0 on Thursday without the likes of star man Lionel Messi.

Brazil also won themselves on Friday, defeating Saudi Arabia 2-0.

When is the game?

Brazil vs Argentina takes place on Tuesday, October 16 at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Saudi Arabia. Kick-off is slightly earlier at 7pm BST.

Where is the game being played?

The game is being played outside both of the partaking countries with Saudi Arabia the chosen destination. The King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, home of Saudi clubs Al-Ittihad and Al-Ahli FC, is hosting the two South American rivals.

Is the game on TV?

The game will be shown live on FreeSports in the UK or beIN sports if based in the US.

The Mirror Football live blog will be the first place for all the action.

Can you live stream the game?

FreeSports is available free of charge to all UK viewers. The channel can be found on Sky channel 422, Freeview channel 95, and Virgin Media HD channel 553.

Team News

Brazil are without a number of starters going into the game in Saudi Arabia, most namely Thiago Silva, Willian, Paulinho and Fernandinho.

Young Barcelona winger Malcolm could therefore earn his first senior international cap after being named in Tite’s squad.

Argentina are most significantly without captain and talisman Lionel Messi after unconfirmed reports that the 31-year-old retired from international football, following their disheartening display at the 2018 World Cup.

Instead the team is built around Paulo Dybala as the Juventus forward looks to take centre stage after some impressive performances for the Italian giants in the Champions League this season. Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain are also not in the squad.

Latest Betting Odds

Brazil 13/20

Draw 14/5

Argentina 21/4

Odds courtesy of Bet365

What have they said?

Although listed as an exhibition match, both sets of managers and players alike have suggested that it won’t be a friendly when it comes to Tuesday night.

‘Playing against Brazil always has a special feel to it, whether it’s football, basketball or any other sport,” said Argentina caretaker manager Lionel Scaloni.

“You always want to beat somebody who is wearing that shirt. When they say ‘friendly’ that may be how they feel, however we feel something else.”

Brazil boss Tito has similar views to his opponents however, with both him and Neymar claiming the fixture can ‘never’ be a friendly.

Despite a victory last time around, the Brazilian was not happy with his side’s performance: We were not convincing. We won because we had creativity up front and that was it.”

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