Julian Alvarez and Ederson have both started for Argentina and Brazil overnight. The pair of City stars have both been heavily involved as the Conmebol World Cup Qualifying section is in full swing. It is arguably the most difficult section of all the regions from which to qualify for the World Cup. The South American sides face each other regularly in the Copa America and World Cup qualifying making each contest a tough one for each side.
Julian Alvarez got through 53 minutes for Argentina. The Argentineans beat a stubborn Paraguay 1-nil. Former City defender Nicolas Otamendi scored the winner for Argentina in the third minute.
City’s in-form man started up front for Argentina who lined up with Lionel Messi on the bench. Alvarez put himself about and was his usual busy self whilst on the pitch. In a positive for the treble winners, he was substituted in the 53rd minute, thus not completing the full 90 minutes.
Ederson started in goal for Brazil as they drew 1-all with Venezuela. It was a disappointing result for the 5 time World Cup winners, especially at home. It was also the first points they’ve dropped after winning their opening two games.
City’s shot-stopper was in good form for his country. He had a relatively quiet night in goal and did his work well when called upon. He will however be disappointed to concede a late equaliser as Brazil failed to put the plucky Venezuelan side away.
Julian Alvarez and Ederson will likely again feature in Argentina and Brazil’s next World Cup qualifiers next week. Such has been their form on national duty. It was a busy night for City’s stars on national duty overnight.