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Stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team news for World Cup qualifier


ARGENTINA head Chile having booked their place in the World Cup.

And that means they can afford to rest Lionel Messi, who is continuing his recovery from Covid.

Ben Brereton Diaz will be looking to continue his excellent Blackburn form with the Chile national team

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Ben Brereton Diaz will be looking to continue his excellent Blackburn form with the Chile national teamCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Argentina have qualified for the World Cup

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Argentina have qualified for the World CupCredit: Getty

Opponents Chile have a recent history of rising up the Argentines, winning both the 2015 and 2016 Copa America finals against them.

And their need for points is far greater than the Albiceleste’s, as they sit in sixth position, outside the qualifying places.

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What time does Chile vs Argentina kick off?

  • Chile take on Argentina on Friday, January 28 (UK time).
  • The match kicks off at 12.15am UK time – 9.15pm on Thursday night in Chile.
  • It will be played at the Estadio Zorros del Desierto, Calama.
  • The sides last met in June, when they drew 1-1 in Rio de Janeiro in the Copa America.

What TV channel is Chile vs Argentina on and can I live stream it?

  • Chile vs Argentina is live on Premier Sports 1.
  • To stream the game live, head to the Premier Player.
  • Premier Sports is available for £12.99/month or £14.99/month on Amazon Prime.

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Lionel Messi is not in Argentina’s squad for this one.

Premier League stars Emi Buendia and Alexis Mac Allister are also out after testing positive for Covid.

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Cristian Romero of Tottenham and Joaquin Correa of ​​Inter are both out as they continue their recovery from hamstring injuries.

Chile have a clean bill of health for this game, but Arturo Vidal is suspended.

  • Argentina team:

    Emiliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Tagliafico, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alejandro Gomez, Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Nicolas Gonzalez.

  • Chile team:

    Claudio Bravo, Paulo Diaz, Gary Medel, Guillermo Maripan, Sebastian Vargas, Erick Pulgar, Charles Aranguiz, Marcelona Nunez, Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas, Ben Brereton Diaz.

  • winning ways

    Both teams have won 4 of their last 6 games in all competitions.

    Chile will be looking to bounce back from a surprise home defeat 2-0 against Ecuador in their last qualifying game.

    ‘La Roja’ will be boosted with news that Lionel Messi will not be available for their opponents.

  • red mist

    With Argentina already through, this game means so much to Chile’s hopes of featuring in the World Cup in Qatar.

    After being sent off in their last game, ‘La Roja’ will be without star midfielder Arturo Vidal who is suspended.

    They will be hoping the in-form Ben Brereton Diaz will be able to transfer his club form to the international stage, with the Blackburn Rovers striker earning his 10th cap in the process.

  • latin love affair

    Chile have only beaten Argentina once in their last 16 meetings.

    Argentina have triumphed 7 times.

    This is often a feisty encounter, a game full of cards, often red.

  • Spicy task

    To stand any hope of finishing in the top four, Chile will need to pretty much win most if not all of their remaining games.

    These include games against tonight’s opponents Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

    With both teams having four group games remaining, Chile are one point behind Columbia in fourth.

  • South American flair

    Bringing you all the action from around the world, tonight being a World Cup Qualifier from South America with Chile vs Argentina.

    Lionel Scaloni’s team have already sealed their qualification for the World Cup in Qatar, now guaranteed a top four finish.

    Chile lie in sixth with a hope of still making the top four and catching Columbia.

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