FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

FIFA World Cup 2022 Match Preview

Who: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

Where: Lusail Stadium

When: Tuesday, November 22 at 6pm (MYT)

The opening game in Group C of the World Cup will see Argentina face off against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium.

Argentina will be led by Superstar Lionel Messi, he will be assisted in Qatar by an array of supporting talent including attackers Angel Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez, and midfielders Rodrigo De Paul and Leandro Paredes.

Their hopes for glory were forged during an incredible 36-game unbeaten run dating back to 2019 and have taken on increased poignancy following recent indications from Messi that this will be his last World Cup.

Argentina possesses a miserly defense, too, dampening the prospects of the Green Falcons pulling off an upset and adding to the predictions of some that the side from South America may be back at Lusail Stadium for the World Cup final on December 18.

But Saudi Arabia will be determined to try and frustrate the Albiceleste, who have last crowned world champions in 1986.

If they are to enjoy any success, the Saudis will need to be flawlessly organized in their own half and ready to hit the Argentines on the break when opportunities to counterattack present themselves.

Talisman Salem Al-Dawsari will offer Saudi’s greatest threat with his creative wing play and comes into the competition on the back of the most prolific season of his career to date, having scored heavily for Riyadh-based club side Al-Hilal.

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