Argentina vs Mexico: times, how to watch on TV, stream online, World Cup 2022
After defeat to Saudi Arabia, Argentina face a must-win clash as they take on Mexico on matchday two of World Cup Group C on Saturday.
You can follow the action of the game between Argentina and Mexico live on AS.com.
After a shock loss to Saudi Arabia in their Group C opener, Argentina are in desperate need of a result against Mexico. El Tri, meanwhile, head into matchday two on the back of a draw with Poland.
When does Argentina vs Mexico kick off?
The match at Lusail Stadium gets going on Saturday 26 November 2022 at:
How to watch Argentina vs Mexico in the US
Argentina vs Mexico: preview
Argentina arrived in Qatar with many tipping Lionel Scaloni’s men to win the country’s first World Cup since 1986, but the Albiceleste were on the end of one of the biggest upsets in tournament history on matchday one.
The Saudis’ 2-1 victory on Tuesday ended Argentina’s 36-game unbeaten streak, and left the South Americans battling to stay in the competition. Indeed, the two-time world champions will be eliminated if they lose to Mexico today.
However, it’s worth noting that the Mexicans do not have a good recent record against Argentina. They have lost seven and won none of the teams’ last 10 meetings, last beating the Argentinians back in 2004.
Coached by Argentine Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, Mexico kicked off their campaign in Qatar with a goalless draw against Poland. As has regularly been the case at the World Cup over the years, goalkeeper Guillermo ‘Memo’ Ochoa was the hero for El Tri, saving a second-half Robert Lewandowski penalty to ensure the North Americans earned a point at Stadium 974.
Argentina vs Mexico: prediction
If the Saudi Arabia result has taught us anything, it’s that football isn’t always the most prediction-friendly of sports. But unless Argentinian heads have completely gone, Messi and Co ought to be able to see off a not terribly impressive Mexico side that has won only one of its last four - and that was against Iraq.
Who is the referee?
Italy’s Daniele Orsato will be the match referee at Lusail Stadium, and his compatriots Ciro Carbone and Alessandro Giallatini will be the assistant referees. Romania’s Istvan Kovacs will be the fourth official, and Italian Massimiliano Irrati will be the video assistant referee.