Argentina vs Australia
World Cup 2022
Date: Saturday, 4 December 2022
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan).
Argentina and Australia will face off at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on Saturday, with the winner earning a spot in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
On Friday, the FIFA World Cup 2022’s group stage will come to a close with Brazil playing Cameroon and Serbia playing Switzerland.
And on Saturday, the Round of 16 will begin with Australia and Argentina playing in the second game of the day at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.
Argentina worked hard to advance to the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinals. La Albiceleste’s season in Qatar began with a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia.
But Lionel Scaloni’s team won tough matches against Mexico and Poland to take first place in Group C.
On the other hand, it’s possible that no one had predicted that Australia would advance to the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
But one of the tournament’s biggest surprises has been the Socceroos.
Graham Arnold’s men lost against France to start their campaign, much like Argentina did.
But against all expectations, Australia defeated Tunisia and Denmark to tie the French team for first place in Group D in terms of points.
The most recent match between Argentina and Australia ended in a 1-0 victory for Argentina, with Martin Demichelis scoring the game-winning goal in a friendly in 2007.
In advance of the most recent meeting between the two sides, The euworld takes a closer look at the clash.
Argentina vs Australia Head to head :
- Argentina booked their tickets to the FIFA World Cup 2022 round of 16 with back to back 2-0 wins against Mexico and Poland.
- Australia are the biggest surprise qualifier to the knockout rounds in this edition after they defeated Tunisia and Denmark by the solitary goals.
- The teams are meeting for the first time at the FIFA World Cup though Argentina are unbeaten in four overall h2h matches against Australia with 3 wins and 1 draw.
Argentina vs Australia Prediction :
On Saturday, Australia and Argentina play in a game that is difficult to predict a winner in.
The students under Lionel Scaloni have not been quite as proficient or as popular as they were expected to be.
The Socceroos, on the other hand, have improved with every match.
Graham Arnold has created a tough group that can compete with the greatest teams.
Argentina won’t have it easy on Saturday at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.
But Lionel Messi will be driven to score his first goal at a World Cup’s knockout stage.
And the captain of Argentina should ultimately decide the outcome to give La Albiceleste a valiant victory.
Argentina vs Australia Team News :
Given the short time between games, Lionel Scaloni might feel the need to make another change to his starting lineup even though he would undoubtedly be reluctant to do so with a winning team.
Therefore, Lyon’s Nicolas Tagliafico may challenge Marcos Acuna for the left-back position, while Lisandro Martinez may be in the running for a spot in the center of defense.
Leandro Paredes, who has been benched against both Poland and Mexico, is expected to battle Enzo Fernandez, who has had a significant impact as a substitute in each of Argentina’s first two finals games.
As Nathaniel Atkinson and Fran Karacic, who started the first and second games, compete with Milos Degenek, who later took over at right-back against Denmark, Australia may also make a small number of changes.
After enduring a challenging 45 minutes against the Danes, Keanu Baccus took over for Craig Goodwin at halftime, and the latter seamlessly inserted himself next to Aaron Mooy in the Australians’ engine room.
Therefore, Graham Arnold might make a bold decision to start the comparatively untested St. Mirren midfielder on Saturday.
Mitchell Duke, who previously outperformed his lowly status as a man who plays club football in Japan’s second division, now leads the line up front.
Argentina possible starting lineup:
E. Martinez; Molina, Otamendi, Romero, Tagliafico; Mac Allister, Fernandez, De Paul; Alvarez, Messi, Di Maria
Australia possible starting lineup:
Ryan; Karacic, Souttar, Rowles, Behich; Mooy; Leckie, Irvine, McGree, Goodwin; Duke