The date of the Argentina and Mexico match in the 2022 World Cup
Lusail Stadium will witness, at nine in the evening today, Saturday, a heavy-caliber match between Argentina and Mexico, in the second round of Group C competitions in the 2022 World Cup, which Qatar is currently hosting.
The date of the Argentina-Mexico match, and the carrier channels
The Argentina match against Mexico will take place at nine in the evening today, Saturday, in the second round of Group C competitions in the 2022 World Cup, which Qatar is currently hosting, and will be broadcast on beIN Sports HD 2 Max, beIN Sports HD 3 Max.
The Argentine national team is playing today’s match after receiving a heavy blow, losing at the hands of the Saudi national team, with a goal to two, while the Mexico national team tied without goals with the Poland national team, and scored a point and did not come out empty-handed in the first round.
Argentina expected lineup
It is expected that the expected Argentine national team squad against Mexico will come as follows:
Goalkeeper: Emiliano Martinez.
Defense line: Otamendi, Romero, Molina, Nicolas Tagliafico.
Midfield: Paredes, Papu Gomez, Rodrigo de Paul.
Offensive line: Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria.
World Cup 2022 .. Argentina vs Mexico
The Argentine national team, led by world star Lionel Messi, hopes to restore balance and win against Mexico to adjust its position in the competition to win the qualification card.
And the situation in the Argentine group has become, and no one can be certain of the emerging duo, despite the great differences between its teams.
Argentina vs Mexico.. What did the tango coach say about the match?
Lionel Scaloni, coach of the Argentine national team, confirmed that he had learned a lesson from the defeat in the last match against Saudi Arabia, before facing Mexico.
Lionel Scaloni said in the press conference before facing Mexico, “The Mexico match will be completely different, our way of playing will be the same. We will not change our way of playing because of what happened on Tuesday, we have to turn that page and we have already done so.”
Speaking about the defeat from Saudi Arabia, he added, “After that loss, we felt anxious and had to accept the loss. After this experience, we have to persevere and go through the next stage and get back on our feet after stumbling. We will learn the lesson after and we will move forward for what’s next, what we can do.” It is to prepare, no excuses, we can’t say we lost because of offside technique.”
He continued, speaking of Lionel Messi, captain of the Argentina national team, “Messi is fine, physically and mentally, and he participated in half of the training period. We need all the players more than ever before.”
He continued, speaking on the anniversary of Maradona’s departure, “Maradona’s death was a sad day for everyone. We would like to make him proud as he looks at us from heaven.”
And he concluded, “We are fortunate that the loss came in the first match. For a long time everything was going well, but we need support in difficult moments. I was the first to be ready for these difficult moments. I was aware that the loss would inevitably come.”
World Cup 2022 .. Argentina vs Mexico
On the other hand, the Mexican national team is considered a candidate to skip the group stage if it defeats or even draws with the Argentine national team, as it will get the second point in the event of a tie today, and the victory over Saudi Arabia in the last match will be its key to crossing.
According to the performance of the Mexican national team in the first match, today’s meeting is expected to be an argument with Argentina, as the Mexican players are characterized by speed and technical skills, led by the attacking trio of Alexis Vega and Henry Martin, in addition to Hirving Lozano, the Italian striker of Napoli.
History of Argentina vs Mexico confrontations
Argentina and Mexico have previously met, in 35 previous matches in various tournaments, before the expected meeting in the 2022 World Cup, and the history of confrontations is biased towards tango dancers, after they won 16 matches, compared to 5 defeats, and 14 draws.
The last meeting between the two teams, in 2019, was friendly, and the Argentine national team won 4-0, and in the World Cup, the Argentine national team achieved a great victory over Mexico, 3-0, in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Messi numbers with the Argentine national team
166 matches played by Messi in the Argentine jersey
5 matches played against Mexico
4 confrontations in which he excelled against Mexico and drew one
He did not suffer any defeat against Mexico
3 goals scored against Mexico