Argentina vs Mexico Match Details
Match: Argentina vs Mexico, 23rd match | Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup
Date: 27 November 2022
Time: 1.00 AM (GMT+6), 12.30 AM (GMT+5.5)
Venue: Lusail Stadium, Qatar
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Argentina and Mexico will face each other in Group C matches in the World Cup football popularly known as The Greatest Show on Earth.
Argentina is one of the hot favorites of the tournament. The two-time World Cup champion comes to this World Cup being defeated in 36-match. But in the opening game of the tournament, Argentina suffered a big blow against weak Saudi Arabia. Although they took the lead in the second half, they gave birth to one of the worst upset in the history of the World Cup. Forgetting the disappointment of the first match, they are dreaming of turning around in the second match. Any mishap in this match will ring their farewell bell from the tournament. Therefore, Argentina will play in the highest state of alertness.
On the other hand, Mexico held a disappointing goalless draw against Poland. They will look to follow Saudi Arabia’s path against Argentina in the second match.
Argentina, the third team in the FIFA ranking, is going to face the 13th team Mexico. The match will undoubtedly be a tough test for Mexico.
Argentina vs Mexico Match Key Points
Argentina superstar Messi announced before the start of the World Cup that it is likely to be his last World Cup. So, to make the end colorful, Messi’s teammates wanted to present him the golden World Cup. They were well on this way before the World Cup. Argentina entered the World Cup stage after undefeated in 36 consecutive matches. However, Messi and his team are facing questions after suffering the worst upset of the century in the opening game.
Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot in the opening game. The spotlight will be on him in this match as well. Everyone knows that Lionel Messi can change the result of a match when he is on fire.
On the other hand, the team’s goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa saved the team from a certain defeat by blocking a penalty in the first match. He can become a barrier for Lionel Messi in the second match. Besides, Harving Lozano can become important.
Argentina vs Mexico Head-to-Head
In the 35 meetings between the two teams so far, Argentina have won 16 matches, lost five and drawn the remaining fourteen matches.
Raul Jimenez, sidelined since August, could feature in the starting XI.
Apart from this, both the injury-free Argentina and Mexico teams are ready to enter the field with full strength teams.
Argentina vs Mexico squad
Goalkeeper: Franco Armani, Geronimo Rulli, Damian Martinez
Defender: Juan Foyth, Nicolas Tagliafico, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, German Pezzella
Midfielder: Leandro Paredes, Exequiel Palacios, Thiago Almada, Alejandro Gomez, Rodriguez Guido, Alexis Mac Allister, Enzo Fernandez, Rodrigo De Paul, Marcos Acuna
Forward: Julian Alvarez, Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez, , Angel Di Maria, Angel Correa
Goalkeeper: Alfredo Talavera, Rodolfo Cota, Guillermo Ochoa
Defender: Nestor Araujo, Cesar Montes, Jesus Gallardo, Kevin Alvarez, Edson Alvarez, Johan Vasquez, Gerardo Arteaga, Hector Moreno, Jorge Sanchez
Midfielder: Luis Romo, Hector Herrera, Andres Guardado, Luis Chavez, Carlos Rodriguez, Erick Gutierrez
Forward: Raul Jimenez, Henry Martin, Uriel Antuna, Hirving Lozano, Roberto Alvarado, Alexis Vega, Rogelio Funes Mori, Orbelin Pineda
Argentina vs Mexico Prediction
Scorecard: Argentina 2-1 Mexico
Argentina is going to play in the do-or-die match. They are thinking of nothing but victory to go to the second round. So, Messi’s side is ready to attack the opponent with all their might. On the other hand, this match will be a tough test for Mexico, who are lagging behind in terms of statistics and recent form. It remains to be seen if Mexico can stop Messi.