Date: October 11
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Stadium: Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti
TV Info: beIN Sport, beIN Sport en Español
Live Stream: beIN Sport Play
Argentina has a World Cup berth all locked up and is pretty much treating these games like friendlies now. Argentina is without many of their star players including: Lionel Messi, Fernando Gago, Javier Mascherano and Ricky Alvarez. So they’ll use this game to evaluate other talent on their roster.
“This is a nice chance to integrate other players. That is good for us, despite nobody liking to be injured,” Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella said, via ESPN FC. “We have lost some crucial members. It is always a problem when Messi does not play. He is irreplaceable. When he is not on the field history changes for us and our rivals. It is a challenge for me to find solutions with him away.”
Peru doesn’t have a chance at qualifying so they’ll use this time to get experience for their younger players as they eye the 2018 World Cup.
“There are a lot of youngsters that will take part in the next qualification process ahead of a World Cup and it is time for them to have their first minutes on the pitch,” Peru coach Sergio Markarian said. “I am responsible for the starting XI and I hope they can prove me right, despite their age.”