Argentina World Cup qualifying dates, times set for September


The dates of Argentina’s first two matches of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers have been set for September.

Argentina will play two matches in September to start their World Cup qualifying campaign. The reigning World Cup champions will play at home against Ecuador on September 8 at 8:00 pm local time.

Lionel Scaloni’s team will play their second match on September 12 at 3:00 pm local time away vs. Bolivia.


  1. So FIFA planning to add 14 more nations to the WC! and as it turned out to be, ARG won the last proper WC.
    Ahhh the nervousness and excitement of WC qualifiers and how it always starts in the Fall as the weather starts to turn

  2. Pablo solari with brace for river plate, copa Libertadores match vs Internacional of Brazil , I honestly want River to win copa Libertadores this year

  3. So this question must be asked. If Messi doesn’t plan on playing next world cup…how long does he intend in contributing to the qualification run? This is important to know for scaloni. When does he start to figure out the “next strategy”

    • Exactly! He really wants to play the next COPA in US and I truly believe he should be able to play with no issues as it is less than one year from now. However the next world cup is 3 years away and I really don’t think he should be playing, not as a starter for sure!

      Once Messi is gone Scaloni will have to change everything, his strategy, formation and tactics because right now everything is organized and built around Messi’s strength!

  4. La Paz 3 pm in the afternoon. Good it is only September and not November or March, so we avoid the heat. The altitude will be a challenge, as always.

    • I don’t think given the altitude heat would be an issue either way. I have not been to La Paz but have visited Mexico City in July and even though it is pretty far south and firmly in the tropical zone, the weather is fairly mild and not hot all because of the altitude which moderates the temperatures. La Paz is even higher than Mexico City, 2,240 vs 3,650 in La Paz.

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