Chile vs. Argentina, 2014 CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying: Preview and TV schedule

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Claudio Borghi is without three defensive players and his goalkeeper, up against one of the hottest sides in the world, but he might be out of a job if Chile lose to Argentina on Tuesday.

Chile have struggled so far in World Cup qualifying, and it seems unlikely that they'll make up ground on their rivals on Tuesday evening. La Roja are at home, but they're missing three players due to suspension against Argentina and Lionel Messi, who put in one of the best performances of his career in an Argentina shirt against Uruguay on Friday.

All of Osvaldo Gonzalez, Michael Contreras and Arturo Vidal will miss out on the match for Chile, while Gary Medel returns to the side from suspension. Additionally, goalkeeper Miguel Pinto is injured. Claudio Borghi is going to be forced to use some inexperienced players, and if they're unable to grab a result for him, he might end up seeking new employment over the winter.

Argentina, who have struggled to put together the right team over the career of Lionel Messi, appear to have finally found the magic formula. Angel Di Maria has turned into a key fixture in the team, while the double pivot of Javier Mascherano and Fernando Gago has provided good balance to the Albiceleste side. Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero are also in excellent form, and the team appears to function well with both of them in the starting lineup.

A draw will probably suit both teams just fine, but a Chile win would be a surprise given their current form and suspensions. Even though everyone finds it difficult to win on the road in CONMEBOL, Argentina have to be fairly heavy favorites to grab a win over this less Chile side, who are nowhere near their best at the moment.

Match date/time: Tuesday, 8 p.m. ET

Venue: Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago, Chile

TV: beIN Sport (U.S.)

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