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Argentina vs. Uruguay 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch World Cup qualifying online

The two Barcelona megastars line up against each other as Argentina and Uruguay meet in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.

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They may normally be allies in Barcelona's star-studded attack, but on Thursday Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will be rivals as Argentina and Uruguay square off in CONMEBOL qualifying action for the 2018 World Cup with the top spot in the rankings on the line.

Right now, Uruguay hold that top position alongside surprising Ecuador, but a win for Argentina coupled with Ecuador losing to Brazil would see the Albiceleste rise to the top of the standings. That would be big for an Argentina side searching for any kind of good news this summer, after losing their third straight tournament final in the Copa America Centenario.

Of course, Uruguay aren't exactly coming into this match in the best of spirits thanks to their graceless early exit from that same Copa, and a win over a rival like Argentina would be a great way to re-establish momentum as they turn their focus back to World Cup qualifying. To get that win, though, Uruguay are going to have to be much better than we've seen from them in a while, so we'll have to see how they look early on in the match.

To watch this match online in the U.S. you can use beIN Sports Connect. In Argentina it will be on TyC Sports Play, and while it won't be streamed online in Uruguay, you can find listings for other countries on LiveSoccerTV.

TV: beIN Sports (U.S. - English), beIN Sports en Español (U.S. - Spanish), VTV (Uruguay), Canal 7, TyC Sports Interior, TyC Sports Argentina (Argentina)

Match Date/Time: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. local

Venue: Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Argentina

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