Brazil 3-1 Argentina September 2009: Brazil qualify for South Africa

September 5, 2009 at 23:40 6 comments

Luisão heads home for Brazil

Luisão heads home for Brazil

A headed goal by Luisão and a brace from Luís Fabiano earned Brazil a deserved 3-1 against Argentina in Rosario. Dátolo scored Argentina’s consolation goal. This was Argentina’s first home defeat in 41 matches. The result ensured Dunga’s team a place in the World Cup finals in South Africa next year with three rounds to spare. But Argentina’s chances of qualifying are now in the balance.

Brazil take on Chile in Salvador on Wednesday.

See the highlights here

Argentina 1-3 Brazil

Date: 5 September 2009

Venue: estádio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosário, Argentina

Argentina: Andújar, Zanetti, Sebá Dominguez, Otamendi, Heinze, Mascherano, Véron, Maxi Rodriguez (Sergio Agüero), Dátolo, Messi, Tevez (Diego Milito).

Coach; Maradona

Brazil: Julio César, Maicon, Lucio, Luisão, André Santos, Gilberto Silva, Felipe Melo, Elano (Daniel Alves), Kaká; Robinho (Ramires), Luis Fabiano.

Coach: Dunga

Goals: Luisão, 24; Luis Fabiano, 30 and 66; Dátolo, 65

Cards: Lucio, Kaká, Luisão, Luis Fabiano, Ramires (Brazil); Mascherano, Verón (Argentina)

Officials: Oscar Ruiz; Assistants: Abraham Gonzalez, Wilmar Roldan (all Colombia)

See the table and the rest of the South America round 15 qualifying results here

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Margie T  |  September 6, 2009 at 04:44

    Did anyone really expect Argentina to win with Dirty Diego at the helm?

  • 2. Daniel  |  September 6, 2009 at 10:46

    Quality win stuffing them! hope they don’t make it through and fat boy drug cheat gets the sack.

  • 3. David kirnos  |  September 6, 2009 at 11:15

    Diego’s technical strategy was for the croud to yell and insult enough to intimidate the brazilians, and to cut the grass short and wet it.
    Is that a coach or is that a complete idiot…you decide.

    One time He was something, now He’s nothing and those ignorants can’t just let the guy go

  • 4. Eusebio  |  September 6, 2009 at 12:43

    Great win! Argentina cannot win even with an all-star lineup because Maradona is useless. I saw this coming after Requilme quit. I knew Messi would never be allowed the freedom to damage us, and with Messi neutralized, so goes the Argentina side.

    This wasn’t the kind of game I enjoy, both sides giving the opponent little space, but I’m more than happy with the results.

    I hope this result teaches that idiot not to make predictions about how great he was and that his team will win. He has no class. You don’t hear Dunga saying Brazil will win or that Brazil is better.

  • 5. Ali  |  September 6, 2009 at 23:17

    Brazil is more than great and is a complete team . And I think this team is the best brazilin team from 1998 to 2009 because is a complete team ,
    Thank you maradona for the commdien team 🙂 .

  • 6. ALI  |  October 19, 2009 at 23:41



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