By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStars | Oct 12, 2012 06:48 PM EDT
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Argentina's La Albiceleste will go up against the reigning South American Copa America champions in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match on Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
The last time these two teams met on the field, Argentina was greatly defeated by Uruguay and in their home land to top it off. The win was Uruguay's second in 14 attempts against Argentina, according to the Bleacher Report.
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Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero said about Friday's game, "Is this a revenge match for us? Of course!"
He and his team, led by Lionel Messi, will have to prove themselves in front of perhaps their biggest competitors.
The Bleacher Report noted the 25-year-old captain's position on the team "sees him directing and creating attacks while taking a smaller role in scoring." Messi is to secure and make available positions for his teammates, who will be pushing their hardest against the Uruguay players.
Many reports are pointing to Argentina's strong offense, however, their defense comes into question, which is a problem going into a match-up with Uruguay, a strong contender by many accounts.
Argentina won three of their last four World Cup qualifiers but Uruguay might give them a run for their money. Can they keep up their winning streak?
Also on Friday is the match-up Turkey vs. Romania.
Turkey initially kicked off their Cup campaign on a low note, as they were defeated by the Netherlands 2-0. However, they were able to effectively rebound four days later against Estonia by dominating them 3-0.
Qualification rules state that nine winners of the group will head to Brazil in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup and the best of the eight runners-up will be entered into a playoff round for the final four spots into the highly-coveted competition. For the sake of remaining in contention, Turkey must pull out a win against Romania.
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