Saturday, September 5, 2009
The continent's two biggest rivals are preparing to square off in a crunch qualifier.
A win for Diego Maradona's charges in Rosario would boost their chances of reaching South Africa no end, though a defeat would really pile the pressure on ahead of 9 September's tough trip to Paraguay. In the opposing camp, Dunga's boys go into the game in excellent form and know that a win, combined with defeats for Ecuador and Uruguay, would guarantee their involvement at next year's showpiece.
Both previous FIFA World Cup preliminaries between the heavyweights on Argentinian soil ended in victory for La Albiceleste. Will history repeat itself or will it be third time lucky for A Seleção?
Fellow contenders at the last FIFA World Player Gala, Messi and Kaka, the massively talented duo cross swords again in the latest instalment of South America's biggest derby, the outcome of which will depend to a large extent on their eagerly awaited duel.