2022 FIFA World Cup Argentina Vs Saudi Arabia: Where To Watch, Live Streaming, Date, Timing, Squad, Lineups, Venue

2022 FIFA World Cup Argentina vs Saudi Arabia: Where To Watch, Live Streaming, Date, Timing, Squad, Lineups, Venue:

Argentina open their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign against Saudi Arabia in their Group C clash. The South American giants, spearheaded by their captain Lionel Messi are firm favourites to win the world cup, a trophy missing from his repertoire of titles.

Moreover, Messi this time has a group of players around him who are arguably much better than he had one at the previous edition in Russia. By all means, the 35-year-old is well equipped to go all the way and bring the world title home for the first time since the great Diego Maradona did it in 1986.

Add to it, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is in the form of his life for the national team, after he finally won a piece of silverware with them, lifting the Copa America in 2021.

Messi is playing with no real pressure on him, as a result of which he is tearing apart his opponents. The La Albiceleste are on a 35-game unbeaten streak under their manager Lionel Scaloni, and they would certainly want to extend it at the World Cup, winning the golden trophy in the process as well.

Saudi Arabia will have to play as one group, if they are to stop this Argentina team from thumping them. And a miracle is needed if by any chance the Falcons are to topple the Argentines.

However, even a miracle seems to much too ask as the Arabians are coming up against the best version of both Messi and Argentina in years.

But the Gulf nation won’t give up even before the ball is kicked, and will certainly look to make the most out of their second consecutive world Cup campaign.

Moreover, the Saudis have nothing to lose against the two-time world champions, which would help them to go all out against each of their group stage opponents.

They are drawn into a tough group alongside Argentina, Poland and Mexico, and chances of them making the Round of 16 for the first time since 1994 are slim as evident.

2022 FIFA World Cup Argentina vs Saudi Arabia: Where To Watch, Live Streaming, Date, Timing, Squad, Lineups, Venue

Messi and co will play their 2022 FIFA World Cup opener at the Lusail Stadium, which will also host the final, on November 22. The game will kick-off at 3:30 PM (IST).

Date Match Time (IST) Venue
22 November 2022 Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 3:30 PM Lusail Stadium

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia – Squads

Argentina

Position Name
Goalkeepers Martinez, Rulli, Armani
Defenders Molina, Montiel, Pezzella, Otamendi, Romero, Martinez, Tagliafico, Acuna, Foyth
Midfielders Rodriguez, De Paul, Palacios, Mac Allister, Fernandez, Gomez, Paredes
Attackers Messi, Correa, Martinez, Dybala, Alvarez, Almada, Di Maria

Predicted Line-up:

E. Martinez; Molina, Romero, L. Martinez, Acuna; De Paul, Paredes, Mac Allister; Messi, L. Martinez, Di Maria

Saudi Arabia

2022 FIFA World Cup

Position Name
Goalkeepers Al Rubaie, Al-Owais, Al-Aqidi
Defenders Al-Ghanam, Madu, Al-Amri, Al-Bulaihi, Abdulhamid, Al-Shahrani, Tambakti, Al-Breik
Midfielders Al-Faraj, S. Al-Dawsari, Al-Hassan, Al-Najei, Al-Abed, N. Al-Dawsari, Sharahili, Bahebri, Kanno, Otayf, Al-Aboud
Attackers Al-Buraikan, Asiri, Al-Shehri

Predicted Line-up:

Al-Owais; Al-Burayk, Al-Amri, Al-Bulahyi, Al-Shahrani; Kanno, Al-Malki; Al-Shehri, Al-Faraj, Al-Daswari; Al-Buraikan

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia – Where to watch, Livestreaming

This 2022 FIFA World Cup clash will be televised in India on Sports18 SD and HD channels. The livestream of the same will be available on JioCinema app.

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