Through its official website, Conmebol announced this Wednesday the change in the schedule of the match between Argentina and Paraguay, for the 2026 South American Qualifiers.
The confrontation between Argentina and Paraguay for the 2026 Qualifiers has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 12 at the Monumental stadium in River Plate, corresponding to the third date of the tournament. Originally, it was scheduled for 9:00 pm in Argentina, but it will be moved forward one hour, now it will be played at 8:00 pm. This announcement was made official by Conmebol through its official website.
After achieving the first six points in the first FIFA double date of the 2023 Qualifiers, the Argentine National Team is preparing for the next two matches in October, and in the last few hours changes were announced in the scheduling of one of them games. . Their next opponents are: Paraguay and Peru.
The team led by Lionel Scaloni will face Paraguay in the next match on the 3rd and Peru in the match on the 4th. It has been confirmed that the match against Paraguay will take place on Thursday, October 12 at the Monumental Stadium, with the most anticipated return by Lionel Messi. Five days later, Argentina will play at the National Stadium in Lima against Peru, in a match corresponding to the date 4.
The list of those called for this double date in Argentina has not been announced, which will be announced just a few days before the start of the pre-World Cup match. The only thing confirmed so far is the absence of Ángel Correa due to a sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee, an injury he suffered in the Madrid derby in which his team, Atlético de Madrid, beat the Real Madrid by 3 to 1 .
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The Argentina National Team came after getting 6 points in the first two dates of the Qualifiers. In their first match, which took place against Ecuador in Buenos Aires, the ‘Albiceleste’ won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Lionel Messi, which allowed them to add three points. In their next game, played against Bolivia in La Paz, those led by Scaloni were surprised to achieve a stunning victory. The goals of the match were scored by Fernández, Tagliafico and Gonzáles. It should be noted that Messi did not participate in the game due to injury.
For its part, the Paraguay National Team is going through a difficult time. Their coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto was fired after a disappointing start to the Qualifiers, and Daniel Garnero was appointed in his place, who will take over from date 3 onwards. In their first game they played against Peru at home and tied 0-0. On matchday 3, they lost 1-0 against Venezuela in Caracas. Currently, they occupy the sixth position with one point.