Argentina vs Venezuela: Possible XI, Live Stream and Betting Odds


Copa America Centenario 

Date: 18th June, 2016 

Kick-off time: 12am BST (on Sunday)

Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough

TV Info: Watch the game live on Fubo Tv 

Live Stream: Watch Argentina vs Venezuela live 



We move into the third quarter-final of the Copa America Centenario. In the first QF, the USA defeated Ecuador 2-1 to reach to the last four, while Colombia booked their passage to the semi after beating Peru 4-2 on penalties. It’s now Venezuela vs Argentina. Goliath vs David.

Venezuela are currently going through a socio-political crisis, where food riots and violent looting have become a daily occurrence for the nation, which has a population of about 30 million. The government has been accused of mismanagement and people are deprived of basic necessities like food. In such a dire context, football appears trivial. A victory will lift the mood of the people although it won’t solve their problems permanently.

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Alejandro Moreno, a former player and now pundit for ESPN, says that perhaps football can bring people together in an otherwise divided society in Venezuela.

“For a country that is struggling politically, and divided politically, economically and socially, the national team continues to be perhaps the one source in Venezuelan society that can bring together a community that is otherwise divided,” he said as quoted by the Guardian.

Rafael Dudamel’s side head into this fixture on the back of an impressive defensive record in Copa America 2016, having conceded only a single goal so far. However, they are up against a rampant Argentina side that have won all their group games and have been scoring freely.

Lionel Messi came on a second-half substitute against Bolivia but on Saturday, the Barcelona superstar will be in the starting lineup. Angel di Maria has missed the last game and he too is expected to feature as well.


Possible Argentina starting lineup: Romero; Rojo, Funes Mori, Otamendi, Mercado; Mascherano, Banega, Fernandez; Di Maria, Messi, Higuain

Possible Venezuela starting lineup: Hernandez; Rosales, Angel, Vizcarrondo, Feltscher; Guerra, Rincon, Figuera, Penaranda; Rondon, Martinez.


Argentina are heavy favourites to win this match, with Ladbrokes offering 1/4 for Martino’s side to progress. Venezuela are 12/1 to go through. Lionel Messi has scored three goals in Copa Centenario and he is 14/5 with Ladbrokes to score against Venezuela on Saturday.

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