Argentina and Brazil will play two matches each in the September window for international friendlies. They are two of the big favorites to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Therefore, these matches will serve as preparation for both teams for the upcoming Qatar 2022 World Cup. Let’s take a look at Argentina and Brazil international soccer calendars for September 2022 and their announced squadrons.
Who will Argentina and Brazil play against in September 2022?
The international friendlies window in September (September 19-27) will be crucial for all the countries that will compete in the Qatar World Cup 2022, as it will be the last international window before the main event of the World Cup. So teams will be keen to test out some of their players who have the talent but don’t have certain guaranteed roster spots.
Two of the big favorites for the next World Cup event, Argentina and Brazil, will also try to use the opportunity to find the perfect team combination.
International matches of the Argentine men’s soccer team in September
Date: September 23 (Friday) | Play: Argentina vs Honduras | Weather: Determined
Date: September 28 (Wednesday) | Play: Argentina vs. Jamaica | Weather: 6 a.m. (Bangladeshi Standard Time)
International matches of the Brazilian men’s national soccer team in September
Date: September 24 (Saturday) | Play: Brazil vs Ghana | Weather: 00:30 (Bangladesh Standard Time)
Date: September 28 (Wednesday) | Play: Brazil vs Tunisia | Weather: 00:30 (Bangladesh Standard Time)
Calls for Brazil and Argentina for international friendlies in September
Since the next international window will be the last one before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the matches will be important for the teams from Argentina and Brazil to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, these games will give managers a better idea of their favorite starting XI and important backup players. Let’s take a look at the players who were named to the Brazil and Argentina teams.
Argentina has been playing excellent football under head coach Lionel Scaloni. They have not lost a game since their 2019 Copa América semi-final loss to Brazil, going 32 games without losing. Scaloni’s Argentina team is well aware of its goals for the game. Under his leadership, Argentina won the 2021 Copa América and the 2022 Finalissima. Now they want to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Argentina has the players and the right balance to win this year’s biggest soccer event. However, there are some areas where Argentina still needs to improve. In addition, the coach wants to test some of the marginal players in the next matches. That is why he included some new names and also excluded some names that have not lived up to expectations at club level. The expected names that did not make it to the team are Marcos Senesi, Giovanni Simeone and Alejandro Garnacho.
Call of 32 players from Argentina for September friendlies
Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez, Franco Armani, Geronimo Rulli, Juan Musso; Defenders: Nicolás Otamendi, Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martínez, Nahuel Molina, Germán Pezzella, Nicolás Tagliafico, Gonzalo Montiel, Facundo Medina, Nehuen Pérez, Lucas M. Quarta; Midfielders: Rodrigo DePaul, Exequiel Palacios, Alejandro Gómez, Giovani Lo Celso, Alexis MacAllister, Marcos Acuña, Leandro Paredes, Guido Rodríguez, Enzo Fernández; Forward: Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María, Lautaro Martínez, Paulo Dybala, Julián Álvarez, Ángel Correa, Nicolás González, Joaquín Correa, Thiago Almada
Brazil head coach Tite is known for not appointing any particular player to be the permanent captain of the national team. Tite has appointed more than 15 different captains since he took over as head coach of the Brazil national team in June 2016. Under his guidance, Brazil won its ninth Copa América title in 2019. The current Brazilian team is very talented and it is one of the strongest. favorites to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
There are some surprises in Brazil’s squad for international friendlies in September. Some well-known names that did not make the cut in the team are Arsenal’s three Brazilian footballers: Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Magalhaes and Gabriel Martinelli. Also, Aston Villa’s Philippe Coutinho and veteran Dani Alves were not included in the squad. Apart from them, all the expected names were included in the 26-member squad from Brazil.
Call of 26 players from Brazil for September friendlies
Goalkeepers: Ederson, Alisson, Weverton; Defenders: Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Eder Militao, Danilo, Alex Sandro, Alex Telles, Bremer, Ibanez; Midfielders: Casemiro, Fabinho, Lucas Paquetá, Everton Ribeiro, Fred, Bruno Guimaraes; Forward: Neymar, Raphinha, Vinicius Junior, Roberto Firmino, Pedro, Matheus Cunha, Rodrygo, Richarlison, Antony
Argentina and Brazil were supposed to meet in a postponed qualifier in September, but both teams turned it down. Argentina and Brazil international soccer calendars for September 2022 will help assess the current state of both teams. Another important goal for both sides would be to assess the talent of some young players. Fringe players will get one more chance to impress their respective coaches and earn a spot on the World Cup squads.