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Venezuela travels to Buenos Aires to take on Lionel Messi and company

Josef Martinez will face Argentina before coming back to Atlanta for the Mercedes-Benz opener

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Argentina v Venezuela: Quarterfinal - Copa America Centenario Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Another busy day of World Cup Qualifiers will feature Josef Martinez and Venezuela as they visit Argentina in their second match of this international break.

Last match:

Venezuela 0-0 Colombia

Both teams had opportunities to break the tie but neither team could put one past the goalkeepers. Martinez had the best scoring opportunity for La Vinotinto, as he took a shot from outside the box and was able to beat goalkeeper David Ospina, but unfortunately for Martinez, the ball ended up hitting the crossbar. Martinez played 55 minutes before being subbed out for Romulo Otero.

Highlights:

Preview:

Like Venezuela, Argentina was held to a scoreless tie with Uruguay in Montevideo. La Albiceleste is currently in 5th place with 23 points, but are only two points away from second-place Colombia. With only nine points left in play, Argentina will look to add three points to their tally and move up the standings.

In their last matchup, Venezuela jumped to an early 2-0 lead behind goals from Juanpi and Martinez, but two late goals from Argentina finished the game in a 2-2 draw.

Interesting Fact:

Venezuela and Argentina have faced each other 22 times in their history. Argentina has a 20-1-1 record against La Vinotinto. Venezuela defeated Argentina 1-0 in 2011, their only victory against La Albiceleste.


How to watch:

Venue: Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Kickoff Time: 7:30 P.M. (ET)

Available TV: beIN Sports ñ (Spanish)

Available Stream: beIN Sports CONNECT (Sign-in with cable provider required), Sling TV (Free 7-day trial available)