Chile He suffered a hard blow during his visit to Maturín after being beaten by Venezuela 3 to 0. He left unknowns after the last FIFA date, while Paraguay achieved its first victory by beating Bolivia. Driven by good and bad results, these teams face this Thursday November 16 on the fifth date of the South American Qualifiers heading to the 2026 World Cup.
The match will be played from 9:30 p.m. (Argentina time) in it Santiago Monumental Stadium and it is an important test for both, thinking in the long term: La Roja aspires to forget the very hard disappointments suffered in the processes towards Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 and La Albirroja will seek to compete in a World Cup again. The last one was in South Africa 2010.
How does Chile get to the match with Paraguay?
“On Thursday we need to win. Paraguay is a direct rival and we will demand the same from ourselves, to improve the goal situations. We are a team that assumes control of the ball, of association and of the volume of the game to generate goal situations,” commented Argentine Eduardo Berizzo, Chile’s coach since May following the unexpected departure of Juan Carlos Osorio.
In their last meeting, Chileans were surprised by an inspired Venezuela. With an enlightened Soteldo and an aggressive Machís, they broke the trans-Andean defense and ended up winning 3-0 against those led by Berizzo. Now, after receiving a hard blow, they will seek to reverse their bitter moment against Miguel Almirón and company.
Venezuela national team – 16-11-2023
The best of Venezuela 3 – Chile 0
How does Paraguay get to the match with Chile?
Paraguay defeated Bolivia 1-0 with a goal from Antonio Sanabria, and in this way he achieved his first victory. “We are fair winners“, celebrated Daniel Garnero, the Albirroja coach. At the same time, he acknowledged that there were “inconveniences” in the generation of the game that must be “solved.”
In the squad list presented by the Paraguay coach there is a surprise: Iván Leguizamón, winger from San Lorenzo, He was called up to the National Team for the first time. Rayo could start in his debut but Garnero has not yet finished defining it. Another who was summoned is Adam Bareiro, with a great presence in the Ciclón and that was already there on the previous FIFA date when they faced Argentina and Bolivia.
Selection of Paraguay – 16-11-2023
Paraguay’s victory against Bolivia
It is worth remembering that the historic forward Oscar Tacuara Cardozo was also summoned.
The latest history between Chile and Paraguay
The most surprising thing about this comparison is that it gives us a very even statistic. Both teams will try to break the deadlock on Thursday night: the two teams have met 65 times, with 29 wins for each and only seven draws. However, the trans-Andean team was left with the last two officials. Chili won 2 to 0 in 2020, at the Monumental Stadium in Santiagowith annotations by Ben Brereton and Mauricio Isla. On his visit to Asunción, He hit again and beat him 1 to 0.
It should be noted that both teams faced each other in a friendly match in Santiago on March 27 of this year. and those led at that time by Osorio won 3-2.
Chile vs. Paraguay for the Qualifiers: time, TV and more
- Day: Thursday, November 16
- Time: 21:30 (Argentine time)
- Transmission: DSports
- Estadio: Monumental Stadium of Santiago
The possible formation of Chile to receive Paraguay
Chile: Brayan Cortes; Gary Medel, Paulo Díaz, Guillermo Maripán, Gabriel Suazo; Rodrigo Echeverría, Víctor Méndez, Erick Pulgar – Diego Valdés; Alexis Sánchez, Ben Brereton. DT: Eduardo Berizzo.
The possible formation of Paraguay to visit Chile
Paraguay: Carlos Coronel; Robert Rojas, Gustavo Gómez, Omar Alderete, Matías Espinoza; Mathias Villasanti, Álvaro Campuzano, Miguel Almirón, Alejandro Romero Gamarra; Adam Bareiro, Antonio Sanabria. DT: Daniel Garnero.
South American Qualifiers 2026: the standings
- Argentina: 12 (+7)
- Uruguay 7 (+3)
- Brazil: 7 (+3)
- Venezuela: 7 (+3)
- Colombia: 6 (+1)
- Ecuador: 4 (+1)
- Paraguay: 4 (-1)
- Chile: 4 (-3)
- Peru: 1 (-5)
- Bolivia: 0 (-9)
The scorers of the 2026 South American Qualifiers
- Lionel Messi (Argentina): 3
- Nicholas De La Cruz (Uruguay): 3
- Felix Torres (Ecuador): 2
- Darwin Núñez (Uruguay): 2
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