Argentina prepare to face Australia in the Round of 16
Argentina and Lionel Messi continue their hunt for football’s biggest prize but face a formidable Australian team in the round of 16 in Qatar.
After a poor exit against Saudi Arabia, Argentina managed to win their final matches against Mexico and Poland to secure a ticket to the Round of 16. The Albiceleste will now look to continue their winning streak and beat Australia to continue their quest for glory.
Also, all eyes will be on Lionel Messi as he leads Argentina to victory with an impressive performance. Another bright spot for Argentina will be that they beat Australia in their last 4, a streak that Lionel Scaloni will want his team to continue.
Considering the positive difference between the two teams, this will be a competitive game for the Australian team. The Socceroos stunned the world by securing qualification for the competition. But despite the difference in quality, the Qatar World Cup has already had a huge impact and Australia could surprise the world by beating Argentina.
The line between Argentina and Australia is confirmed
Argentina XI (4-3-3): E. Martinez; Molina, Otamendi, Rosemary, Acuna; MacAllister, Fernandez, DePaul; Alvarez, Messi, Papu Gomez
Australian Race (4-4-2): Ryan; Degenek, Souttar, Rowles, Behich; Leckie, Mooy, Irvine, Baccus; McGree, Duke