Argentina will look to continue their impressive run of form when they open their World Cup campaign against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. The highly anticipated contest at the Lusail Stadium will be heavily in favor of the South American nation and it is easy to see why! The Argentine is on an incredible 36-game unbeaten run in all competitions. They are scoring goals for fun and keeping it rock solid at the back. There will be no better opportunity for Lionel Messi and Co. than the current World Cup.
|Argentina vs Saudi Arabia||key details|
|Kickoff time in India||3:30 pm|
|Kickoff Time in Argentina||7 in the morning|
|Kickoff time in Saudi Arabia||1 p.m.|
|Kickoff Time in Qatar||1 p.m.|
The two-time champions have been in excellent form of late. They are on a five-game winning streak in all competitions and have not conceded a single goal in any of them, scoring an astonishing 19 goals in the process. Argentina had trounced the United Arab Emirates 5-0 in their previous match. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, is winless in the two matches they have played in November. After a draw with Panama, they lost 1–0 to Croatia. It goes without saying that Saudi Arabia have a herculean task of getting something out of their first game against Argentina on Tuesday.
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Having already won the Copa America last year, Argentina will be eager to add to that by winning the prestigious World Cup in Qatar. To do so, the two-time world champions will be looking for a quick start in Group C. With no noticeable injury concerns, they could announce a strong lineup on Tuesday. With Messi in the lead, it will be interesting to see who joins him in the attacking third. For the centre-back position, it will be a straight fight between Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi and Lisandro Martínez. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia have some injury concerns in the form of Riyad Sharahili and Hassan Tambakati. It is not clear whether the two can be fit for the opener.
Argentina probable line-up: E. Martinez, Molina, Romero, Martinez, Acuna, De Paul, Paredes, Fernandez, Messi, Di Maria, L. Martinez
Saudi Arabia probable line-up: Al-Owais, Al-Buraq, Al-Bulahayy, Al-Amri, Al-Shahrani, Al-Malki, Kanno, Al-Shehri, Al-Faraj, Al-Dasvari, Al-Buraqan
|United Arab Emirates||0-5(W)|
face to face
|Last 5 Matches (All Competitions)||Result|
|Saudi Arabia drew Argentina||0-0|
|Argentina beat Saudi Arabia||3-1|
|Argentina beat Saudi Arabia||2-0|
|Argentina draws Saudi Arabia||2-2|
argentina vs saudi arabia live schedule and fixtures
The FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia will take place at Lusail Stadium on Tuesday at 3.30 pm.
Where to watch Argentina vs Saudi Arabia?
The FIFA World Cup in Qatar can be watched in India on Sports18 – 1 SD & HD. Sports 18 will telecast the games on regular and HD channels. In addition, Viacom18 Sports announced that JioCinema will live-stream all the World Cup games. In addition, the match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia can be viewed on TyC Sports Play, DIRECTV Sports App, DIRECTV Sports Argentina, TyC Sports Argentina, Televisión Publica in Argentina; and Sports Connect in Saudi Arabia.