The fifth date of qualifications in South America createss a particular pattern: after almost a decade, both Argentina and Brazil lost on the same day. This is not a change of time or order on the continent, but a warning from other countries, which are more advanced every day and ready to overthrow the powers…
At Bombonera, the Albiceleste couldn’t find a way to goal and were tactically dominated by Marcelo Bielsa’s Uruguay, whoho managed the midfield for most of the game, which allowed him to have defensive strength (he kept the score unbeaten) and offensive danger, scoring two goals against a team thatill hadgoals for now.
Meanwhile, inside the Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla, Canarinha suffered another blow against Colombia as visitors, losing 2-1 in a game they started winning thanks to Gabriel Martinelli’s sacred scream four minutes into the first half.
In this way, an unusual event has occurred for South American football, which happens from time to time as if it were an astronomical event.such as the appearance of Halley’s comet, the path of a green comet, the meteor shower,, or the presentation of a shooting star.
The last time it happened was
Argentina and Brazil lost in the same qualifying round after eight years. The last time? On October 8, 2015,National Team, led at the time by Gerardo Martino, lost 2-0 against Ecuador (Frickson Erazo, 36′ ST; Felipe Caicedo, 37′ ST) in Monumental.
In the same way, Dunga’s Verdeamarela lost 2-0 against Chile at the Julio Martínez Prádanos National Stadium, thanksks to the goals of Eduardo Vargas (27′ ST) and Alexis Sánchez (45′ ST).
After those defeats in the South American Qualifiers that qualified for for the 2018 2018 Russia World Cup,, the teams never again experienced a fall on the same day of the competition. The Albiceleste have three coaches (Edgardo Bauza, Jorge Sampaoli, and and Lionel Scaloni),, and he played a total of 39 duels, of which he won 22, drew 13,, and lost only four.
At the same time, Canarinha has three more technicians (Tite, Ramon Menezes, and Fernando Diniz) and has also played a total of 39 matches, with a total of 28 wins, nine draws, and two losses.
Coincidence in the political context of Argentina
A curiosity about the falls of Argentina and Brazil on the same date of qualification is that recentlyy and from 2015, this took place within a turbulent socio-political context in our country, with some hot elections between the ruling party and the opposition.
The amazing thing about all of this is that the National Team lost to Uruguay just three days before the ballot between Sergio Massa, leader of Unión por la Patria, and Javier Milei, candidate of La Libertad Avanza.
In the same way, In 2015, the national team was surpassed by Ecuador and 45 days later, the next president was defined at the same time, with a close victory for Mauricio Macri (Let’s change), main opposition figure, and Daniel Scioli (Front for Victory), representative of the ruling