Brazil vs Argentina - World Cup qualifier - Live score, team news and updates as Lionel Messi's side travel to the Maracana to face a Brazil side without Vinicius Jnr

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By Dominic Hogan For Mailonline

Published: 18:30 EST, 21 November 2023 | Updated: 19:00 EST, 21 November 2023

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Follow Mail Sport's unrecorded blog for nan latest score, squad news and updates arsenic Lionel Messi's Argentina recreation to Brazil successful World Cup qualifying action astatine nan Maracana. 

Argentina XI

And here's nan Argentina line-up!

These 2 spell a agelong measurement back

These 2 person met 110 times successful nan past 109 years, and nan hosts coming lead nan head-to-head - but not by much!

The Selecao mightiness person won 43 games against their astir bitter of rivals, but nan Albiceleste person 41 wins of their own, pinch 26 draws being played retired complete nan years.

Tonight Lionel Messi's broadside could separator person to parity against their aged foes, but will they negociate to get their qualifying run backmost up and moving connected nan road?

Soccer Football - World Cup - South American Qualifiers - Brazil v Argentina - Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - November 21, 2023 Brazil instrumentality wrong nan stadium earlier nan lucifer REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A Brazilian instrumentality listens to a power while waiting for nan commencement of a qualifying shot lucifer for nan FIFA World Cup 2026 betwixt Brazil and Argentina astatine Maracana stadium successful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Fans cheer adjacent to a banner featuring Argentina's Lionel Messi and precocious shot awesome Diego Maradona anterior to nan commencement of a qualifying shot lucifer for nan FIFA World Cup 2026 against Brazil astatine Maracana stadium successful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Soccer Football - World Cup - South American Qualifiers - Brazil v Argentina - Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - November 21, 2023 Brazil's Alisson during nan lukewarm up earlier nan lucifer REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Quite nan ambiance already

For context, this video is astir 50 minutes earlier kick-off...

Argentina apical of nan group

Argentina are presently apical of nan group aft 5 games, conscionable 2 points clear of Uruguay aft losing to their neighbours past clip round, while the  Selecao are only fifth.

It's been a acold from regular qualification process truthful acold for Fernando Diniz's side, who person won conscionable 2 of their games, losing doubly and drafting their different match.

And they're up against it coming pinch nan world champions - who they haven't beaten since 2019 - successful town.

Both sides mislaid their past crippled - but will 1 of them travel retired connected apical tonight?

 A instrumentality holds a cardboard cut-out of Lionel Messi anterior to a FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier lucifer betwixt Brazil and Argentina astatine Maracana Stadium connected November 21, 2023 successful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Wagner Meier/Getty Images)

 (L-R) Rodrigo De Paul and Leandro Paredes of Argentina participate nan transportation a FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier lucifer betwixt Brazil and Argentina astatine Maracana Stadium connected November 21, 2023 successful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Brazil XI

Here's really nan hosts are lining up - arsenic announced by a awesome graphic!

It's Alisson; Emerson, Marquinhos, Gabriel, Carlos; Guimaraes, Andre; Rodrygo, Raphinha, Martinelli; Jesus

Hello everybody!

Hello everyone and invited to Mail Sport's unrecorded CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying action and we've sewage arguably nan biggest conflict successful world shot coming up for you.

It's nan El Classico of nan world crippled - Argentina vs Brazil!

The crippled is group to footwear disconnected astatine astir 9.30pm section clip - astir an hour's clip - and we'll beryllium bringing you each nan latest news, updates and stats astir nan crippled arsenic we build up to what should beryllium an absolute thriller!

A Brazilian instrumentality holds a banner featuring Argentina's Lionel Messi anterior to a qualifying shot lucifer for nan FIFA World Cup 2026 betwixt Brazil and Argentina astatine Maracana stadium successful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Fans of Argentina cheer earlier nan commencement of nan 2026 FIFA World Cup South American qualifiers shot lucifer betwixt Brazil and Argentina astatine Maracana Stadium successful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, connected November 21, 2023. (Photo by Daniel RAMALHO / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL RAMALHO/AFP via Getty Images)

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