Argentina vs Australia: times, how to watch on TV, stream online, World Cup 2022
All the info you need to know on the Argentina vs Australia clash at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on 3 December, which kicks off at 2 p.m. ET.
Argentina seem to have recovered their winning spirit that disappeared in their game vs Saudi Arabia and will now go head-to-head against Australia, one of the World Cup’s surprise packages.
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When does Argentina vs Australia kick-off?
The game between Argentina and Australia starts on Saturday 3 December 2022 at:
How to watch Argentina vs Australia
The following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Argentina vs. Australia:
Argentina vs Australia preview
La Albiceleste bounced back after losing their Group C opener and managed to fight pressure successfully despite the criticism from Argentinian and worldwide fans and media.
Lionel Messi appeared when most needed against Mexico, when the game was tied with no goals, a clash that Argentina ended up winning 2-0.
However, they were obliged to win their third and last group stage match against Poland, since all four teams had chances of progressing.
La Albiceleste proved again that they want to go all the way in Qatar by beating Robert Lewandowski’s side 2-0, which gave them the section’s top spot, as Saudi Arabia lost to Mexico.
Meanwhile, Australia have probably been the most surprising team in the World Cup, together with Japan and Morocco.
The Socceroos were heavy underdogs in Group D, as France and Denmark seemed the obvious pick to advance to the knockout stages.
However, Graham Arnold’s men totally changed their dynamics after losing 4-1 to France. They didn’t throw in the towel and won their remaining two games against Tunisia and Denmark to end up tying with France, both with six points, in the standings.
Argentina go into the match with no injury issues, although Lionel Scaloni may make some changes in the starting XI to rest some of the key players, given a rapid turnaround between games.
However, it seems very probable that Julián Álvarez will feature from the start alongside Ángel Di María and Lionel Messi up front.
Australia are in for a big challenge on Saturday, as they have lost their last four meetings with Argentina.
The Asian Confederation Football squad, which earned a 2-0 win vs Argentina at last year’s Tokyo Olympics, will call upon the services of Mitchell Duke in the offensive line again.
Argentina vs. Australia prediction
Although this tie may seem an easy one for Argentina, this World Cup has had plenty of unexpected moments, with some Davids defeating the Goliaths.
Moreover, the knockout stage makes everything even more dramatic, as from now on, it’s all about do-or-die games.
However, Argentina are way too experienced in this kind of games and have won the tournament twice. They also have Messi in their squad, which tends to prove crucial when most needed.
Prediction: Argentina 2-0 Australia
Who is refereeing Argentina vs Australia?
Polish referee Szymon Marciniak will take charge of the fixture. Alongside him are assistants Pawel Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz, while the fourth official is Mario Alberto Escobar Toca.