World Football

Uruguay beat Argentina & Brazil in same year for first time since 1960

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla

November 17 2023
Uruguay beat Brazil and Argentina in same year for first time since 1960

Argentina’s loss was the first time since their World Cup 2022 defeat to Saudi Arabia

Uruguay had dispatched both CONMEBOL heavyweights (Brazil and Argentina) in the same calendar year for the first time since 1960. Uruguay defeated Brazil 2-0 in their most recent match to conclude the October international break.

Turning the tables and sending both CONMEBOL heavyweights in disarray, Argentina and Brazil fell in World Cup qualification on the same day for only the second time in history.

On November 16, there were a lot of surprises when Uruguay and Colombia both scored first, putting them in a great position to qualify for 2026.

Uruguay defeated Argentina 2-0, thanks to goals from Darwin Nunez late in the match and Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo shortly before halfway.

With Araujo’s opening goal in the 41st minute, Argentina gave up a goal for the very first time since the 2022 World Cup final, ending Emiliano Martinez’s absurd 760-minute deadlocked record.

Uruguay pummelled the Argentina players to the extent of 22 fouls, while Argentina only succeeded in making three of their twelve attempts on goal.

While creating four opportunities for teammates and hitting one of his three shots on goal, Lionel Messi was unable to get his team on the scoreboard.

With 12 points from five games, Argentina continues to dominate the 10-team South American qualification group. The second with ten points is Uruguay.

Venezuela have eight, and Colombia have nine. Brazil, who now sit in fifth place with seven points, will play host to the World Cup champions at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium.

Chile, Paraguay, and Ecuador all have five points. Peru has one, and Bolivia have three.

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