Lisandro Martinez will feel slightly hard done by to have been on the bench while Julian Alvarez justified his inclusion with a brilliant goal to seal the win in the final group game. Given the performance and result, it’s tough to predict any changes to the starting XI. Alvarez will be expected to be given another start after his emphatic finish against Poland (Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Graham Arnold is likely to also field an unchanged side after the resilient, hard-earned 1-0 win against Denmark.
The game will start at 4pm in Argentina while it will be 6am AEDT on Sunday, December 4 for those watching the game in large parts of Australia. Team newsLionel Scaloni has plenty of decisions to make but none of them forced by injuries. He made a few surprising changes in the win against Poland and could reverse those alterations for the last-16 tie.
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The Socceroos have never reached a quarter-final at the World Cup with their only other involvement in the knockouts coming back in 2006. There are very few teams with more experience at this stage than Argentina. They are looking to make it to the last eight for the 11th time and, with it likely to be Messi’s last, it will have to be some performance from Australia to stop them making the last eight. PredictionArgentina to beat Australia.
The Socceroos booked their place in the 2022 World Cup round of 16 after defeating Denmark 1-0 in their final Group D match. Matthew Leckie scored the game's only goal on the 60th minute and in doing so advanced Australia to the next round of the football competition for the first time since 2006. Waiting for Australia will be Lionel Messi's Argentina, who recovered from an opening round shock 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia to finish top of Group C. The Argentines have won the World Cup twice (1978 and 1986), and with eight-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi in their ranks, the team from South America will head into the clash as the favourites to win it. Read on to find out how to watch Australia's knockout game at the football showpiece in Qatar.
Messi was in the headlines again in the clash against Poland as he missed another World Cup penalty but goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Alvarez saw Argentina over the line. There was hope that Australia would spring a similar shock against France when they opened the scoring but the World Cup holders, through Kylian Mbappe in particular, roared back and won 4-1. Any hopes of the knockout for Arnold’s side hinged on an unlikely pair of wins against Tunisia and Denmark. A goal from Mitchell Duke got Australia halfway there in the first of those games before Mathew Leckie netted the only goal in the second game to send his country into the last 16.
Leckie’s winner against Denmark was met with jubilant celebrations (Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)Players carrying yellow cardsArgentina: Gonzalo Montiel, Marcos Acuna. Australia: Mitchell Duke, Jackson Irvine, Aaron Mooy, Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek. What’s at stake? A place in the quarter-final. As a much more experienced side with some of the world’s best players, it feels like this should be a fairly routine victory for Argentina, and it probably will be. However, Australia cannot be written off and, given Argentina’s slip up against Saudi Arabia, another big shock here is certainly a possibility.
It would be harsh for any of the 11 players involved in that game to be dropped to the bench. Craig Goodwin might be worried about losing his place, given his early withdrawal against the Danes but he has plenty of credit in the bank. Predicted line-upsArgentina (4-3-3): (Emiliano) Martinez; Molina, Otamendi, Romero, Acuna; Fernandez, De Paul, Mac Allister; Di Maria, Messi, Alvarez. Australia (4-3-3): Ryan; Degenek, Souttar, Rowles, Behich; Mooy, McGree, Irvine; Leckie, Duke, Goodwin. The story so farArgentina got off to the worst possible start in Group C as they were on the receiving end of arguably the biggest World Cup shock of all time when they were beaten 2-1 by Saudi Arabia after taking the lead. Knowing that they needed a response, they bounced back as expected with a Lionel Messi-inspired win against Mexico where Enzo Fernandez opened his account with an excellent finish.
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Australia vs Argentina at FIFA World Cup 2022: Know match time and live streaming scheduleFind out how to watch the Socceroos’ knockout match against Argentina in Qatar. (Picture by 2022 Getty Images)Australia will play their second ever knockout match at a FIFA World Cup when they take on Argentina on Sunday 4 December in Qatar.
Argentina vs Australia preview: Last-16 analysis, team news and moreArgentina and Australia meet in the 2022 World Cup’s second last-16 tie on Saturday, December 3. The match will be played at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al-Rayyan. Szymon Marciniak has been appointed at the referee for the game. It will be the Polish official’s second game of the tournament after he was in charge of France’s group-stage win against Denmark. What time is Argentina vs Australia? The match kicks off at 10pm local time which means it will start at 7pm in the UK and the coverage will be shown on the BBC. In the US, FOX and Telemundo will be showing the match and kick off is at 2pm EST and 11am PT.
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• FIFA World Cup 2022: All results, scores and points tableMatthew Leckie (R) celebrates after scoring against Denmark on 30 December at the Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar (2022 Getty Images)What time does Australia v Argentina start? Australia and Argentina will kick off at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Ar-Rayyan at 22:00 local time (Arabia Standard Time, UTC+3) on 3 December. For Australian viewers, that is 02:00 AEDT on 4 December. • Who will be the best young player at the World Cup 2022? How to watch Australia v Argentina live at FIFA World Cup 2022 All 64 matches from the World Cup in Qatar will be broadcast on SBS and SBS VICELAND and will also be available to be stream online via SBS On Demand.
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