Miranda and Gabriel Jesus Untroubled by Argentina Predicament

Miranda and Gabriel Jesus Untroubled by Argentina Predicament

Chile have disappointed away from home in qualifying, however, and failed to score in their other two trips against CONMEBOL's current top four (Uruguay and Colombia), a streak they'll find hard to break at Allianz Parque. I have had opportunities and a life has been made from these opportunities.

Jorge Sampaoli's Argentina (25 points) are sixth following last week's scoreless draw with Peru, but a win over Ecuador would see them rise above Colombia (26) or Peru (25), who are due to meet in Lima.

"Qualification for the World Cup is not about one game, it is about a full campaign", added Tite, who is open to continuing in his role beyond the World Cup.

"I have friends in Argentina".

Although it was some seven months ago that Brazil booked their place in next year's World Cup finals, it's not in Tite's style to allow his players to take their foot off the pedal, and recent results have shown that lethal stride. "Yesterday, we thanked each other because we are already qualified".

Striker Gabriel Jesus said: "Everybody knows the skills of Messi and the importance of Argentina".

"If Chile is in this position, it is not our fault, it is theirs", Miranda said. Bottom of the Chileans are tightened by four competitors.

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Leader Brazil qualified for the World Cup as early as March this year.

It's for that reason Chile will struggle in Sao Paulo.

Tite also hinted he will give another chance to left-back Alex Sandro since Marcelo is injured as well.

"We played three World Cup qualifiers since we secured our spot and the behaviour of the team is the same", Jesus said after the training session. We are going to do what is most important for us, for the dignity of a people.

Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi will already be missing midfielder Arturo Vidal, who is suspended.

Chile's upcoming hosts have suffered three losses in qualifying-three fewer than any other CONMEBOL team-and La Roja's record of three defeats in their past four outings doesn't look nearly as intimidating.