Friday November 13th, 2015

The World Cup qualifying match between Argentina and Brazil at Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires was postponed just a few minutes before the scheduled kick-off time Thursday.

According to, Brazilian officials said that fans were unable to reach the stadium due to heavy traffic.

Images from inside the stadium showed empty stands and a flooded pitch. 

The match has been rescheduled for Friday at 9 p.m. local time. 

The match is the third for both Argentina and Brazil in the South American preliminaries for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Brazil currently sits sixth in the group with three points, while Argentina is eighth with just one point. 

Poor starts to World Cup qualifying add spice to Argentina vs. Brazil


SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.