More than a week of practice and one warm-up match before plunging into the World Cup is needed to revive national coordination. The shock defeat of Argentina against a weaker rival, Saudi Arabia, by 2-1 was too much to fathom. Argentina scored two goals against Mexico and Poland without conceding to their opponents. It might be recalled that Messi and his team had finished as runners-up in Brazil in 2014, where they lost to Germany, and in 2018 they got eliminated in the group stages.
How to Watch Argentina vs Australia World Cup 2022: Game Date: Dec. 3, 2022Game Time: 2:00 p. m. ETTV Channel: FOXLive Stream the Argentina vs Australia World Cup 2022 match on fuboTV: Start your free trial today! Argentina failed to make it out of the group stage in 2002, but has made the knockouts in each of the last five World Cup tournaments making it to the final in 2014 losing 1-0 to Germany on a goal in the 113th minute. In the 2018 tournament, Argentina led 2-1 after Gabriel Mercado’s 48th-minute goal but was eliminated in the Round of 16 by eventual champion France surrendering a pair of second-half goals to Kylian Mbappé. Australia’s Matthew Leckie will become the country’s all-time leader in World Cup caps when he takes the field today, surpassing the legendary Tim Cahill who played in nine games for the Socceroos across four World Cups.