Argentina will play Australia in a round-of-16 match at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on Saturday in a 2022 FIFA World Cup knockout match. Graham Arnold’s team will play Argentina. Australia surprised a few people at the World Cup, finishing second in Group D behind Tunisia and Denmark.
The Socceroos won against Denmark and Tunisia, and they will need to win against a more formidable Argentine team. Argentina overcame their initial loss to Saudi Arabia to win Group C and advance to the round of 16 by defeating them. This week, the Albiceleste defeated Poland with a crucial 2-0 victory, so they are confident going into this match.
Argentina stays one of the top choices to win the World Cup and has developed into a reasonable and powerful unit under Lionel Scaloni. The South American champions can be virtually unstoppable on a good day when they have Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria in their ranks.
Australia has already upset France twice at the World Cup and scared them in their first game. We anticipate Argentina to advance to the quarterfinals, despite the fact that they have the ammunition they require to win this game and will need to be wary of their opponents.
Prediction: Argentina 3-1 Australia
Australia has only won one match against Argentina, but Argentina has won five of the seven meetings between the two teams. This is a pattern that can be expected. Martin Demichelis scored the winning goal in the 2007 friendly match between the two teams, which Argentina narrowly won by a score of 1-0.
In their history, Australia has only defeated Argentina once, defeating the Albiceleste 4-1 at home in 1988. Three of Australia’s four FIFA World Cup matches against South American opponents have resulted in defeats.
After losing to France in 2018, Argentina lost in the round of 16 and has never been eliminated before the quarterfinals in consecutive World Cups. Only the second time in their history has Australia reached the FIFA World Cup knockout stages. In 2006, they did so under Guus Hiddink.
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