WORLD CUP 2022
UAE vs Argentina: times, how to watch on TV, stream online, World Cup 2022 preparation game
UAE meets Argentina at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on November 16th, with kick-off time at 10:30 a.m. ET.
The star-studded Argentina team led by Lionel Messi Ahead chose to train in the UAE capital in their final build-up for the FIFA World Cup. The Argentinian team already had their first open training session at the Al Nahyan Stadium on Monday night.
‘La Albiceleste’ will seize the opportunity to play a warm-up match against the UAE national team at the Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium on Wednesday evening.
When does UAE vs. Argentina kick off?
The match between UAE and Argentina starts on 16/11/2022 at 04:30 p.m. (local time)
How to watch UAE vs. Argentina?
UAE vs. Argentina preview
The UAE National team is set to play against Argentina as part of their preparations for the Arab Gulf Cup “Gulf 25″, which will be played in Basra, Iraq, next January. The national team coach Rodolfo Arruebarrena will have all the leading players that were part of the team in the last two years.
The UAE’s argentine coach said in the wake of the friendly game against the ‘La Albiceleste’: “The Argentina national team is a big name in the world. They are also playing great, but they have to be careful, especially in the first game, and as an Argentine, we have great hopes.”
Argentine Football Association announced they would play a friendly match against the UAE right after revealing a partnership agreement with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, whereby the Supercopa Argentina finals will be played for four consecutive years in Abu Dhabi starting from January 2023 until the year 2026.
It will be Argentina’s first match after their 3-0 victory against Jamaica in September. They are also protecting a 35-game unbeaten record, with their previous loss coming back in 2019 against Brazil.
UAE vs. Argentina prediction
It would be a wonder if Lionel Messi starts, as the trio of Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez, and Angel Di Maria are more viable to play. Argentina’s team is naturally the favorite for the win. Still, it certainly will be interesting to follow all the possible play combinations that coach Lionel Scaloni could try on Wednesday.
Who is the referee?
The UAE Football Association revealed that the referee who will run the friendly match between the UAE and Argentina national teams would be the Egyptian Ibrahim Noureddine. The 43-year-old has been a holder of the FIFA international referee license since 2014.