Argentina vs Australia: Preview, Team News, Line Ups, Channels, Venue, Kick off.
The knockout stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup has began, and one of the matches that will be played will be the one between Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, and Australia. It will take place at the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium on Saturday evening.
Despite having played each other seven times before, including a memorable match that included a thrilling six-goal thriller at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, the two nations will not face each other at the finals of the World Cup.
Despite getting off to a rough start in the competition, the Albiceleste were able to finish first in their group with two wins in a row and claim the championship. Their first game was a shocking loss to Saudi Arabia by the score of 1-2.
Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandes, who came on as substitutes, scored the goals that propelled them to a 2-0 victory over Mexico. They followed it up with another victory over Poland, which allowed them to emerge as the champions of Group C. Poland was the team that initially led the group.
Despite this, the Socceroos were still able to join France in advancing to the next round, despite having a strange beginning to their campaign (they started by losing 4-1 to the holders, France).
After claiming victory against Tunisia in their first game of the group stage, they went on to overcome Denmark thanks to a goal scored by Mathew Leckie at the sixty-minute mark. This resulted in them advancing to the next round of the competition.
The Socceroos and Argentina have played each other seven times, and Argentina has established its dominance over the Socceroos by winning five of the matches, losing only once, and drawing the other.
Both Lionel Scaloni and Graham Arnold have a strong group of players from which to choose for the next big game.
Argentina: Martinez, Molina, Acuna, Otamendi, Lisandro, Enzo, De Paul, McAlister, Di Maria, Messi, Alvarez
Australia: Ryan, Degenek, Aziz, Roules, Soutarr, Mooy, Irvine, Leckie, Goodwin, Duke, McGree
SuperSport, GTV Sports+, beIN SPORTS, BT Sports, SkySports, ORTB, GOTV, Metro TV, Globe TV, and DStv Now are some of the television channels that are available.