Argentina vs Saudi Arabia LIVE streaming info, FIFA World Cup 2022: Messi’s ARG eyes world record in Qatar; Predicted XI; When, where to watch

17 days ago Sportstar

Welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Qatar World Cup group stage match from the Lusail stadium.

How can Messi’s Argentina shape up ahead of its World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia?

🇦🇷 Argentina has been on a roll recently, but their success has not exactly come against bigger or more dominant teams. @DeyAneesh looks at how #Argentina may line up in its #Qatar2022 opener vs Saudi Arabia.— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) November 22, 2022

Match Preview

Lionel Messi, the undisputed king of football – even before kicking a ball here – will again set off on a quest for the holy grail at the Lusail Stadium, the grandest and largest of the eight 2022 World Cup grounds.

There’s an ever-hanging cloud of expectation around the Argentine star to deliver a performance of virtuoso to not only end the Latin American nation’s long wait for the World Cup, but to also deliver this World Cup its own folklore that will stand the test of immortality like the otherworldly stories of many South American authors.

Raising the anxiety level of the press corps and the followers of their dispatches in hundreds of nations, the 35-year-old was present for just four of the 15-minute open training session two days before this eagerly awaited match. An Achilles injury had kept the heartthrob away from a Champions League and a Ligue 1 game for Paris Saint-Germain just ahead of the tournament. But the news from the Argentina camp indicates the absence from training was more to do with managing the workload of the team’s standout luminary.

Lisandro Martinez, Rodrigo De Paul, Angel Di Maria, Nicolas Otamendi and Juan Foyth, too, were missing in this knockabout arranged for the hungry 400-odd media crowd. 

Messi is, thankfully, expected to start, part of a forward triangle with Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez at its tip. Cristian Romero, enjoying a standout season with Tottenham, with his settled partner Otamendi and full-backs Nahuel Molina and Marcos Acuna, has ensured a clean sheet in Argentina’s last five victories, which saw the Albiceleste scoring 16 goals. Messi’s PSG teammate Leandro Paredes, sitting in the heart of the midfield, will offer extra cover to the defence, which has dealt with too few heavyweight oppositions in Argentina’s astonishing 35-match unbeaten run. Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister and De Paul will offer the attacking thrust as the nation looks to shrug off the disappointments of the past 36 years.

The attention of the football universe, however, will only be on one man. Messi, with 12 goals and 14 assists in 19 matches, is enjoying his best club form in his 19th season as a professional. In national colours, his returns are even more astounding this year with 11 goals in seven games. 

Saudi Arabia – whose Crown Prince shared the opening ceremony grand stage with the Emir of the host nation, signalling a further improvement of relations since the end of the Gulf world’s four-year economic blockade of Qatar – will try to do more than making a guest appearance in this yet-to-release movie that the fans want to watch only for its hero. 

Herve Renard’s men don’t have the most positive record in their last six games with three draws and a loss. The side will miss the experience of forward Fahad Al-Muwallad, who failed a dope test in May. Its threat will come from the links with Salem Al-Dawsari operating on the left and Saleh Al-Shehri on the other side.

But the world and football hope that Argentina will take the sting out of this Arabian attack and set Messi on for a World Cup triumph, which he so richly deserves. 

-Ayon Sengupta

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Predicted XI

Argentina: Martinez (GK); Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Di Maria, De Paul, Paredes, Papu Gómez; Messi, Lautaro Martínez

Saudi Arabia: Al-Owais (GK); Al-Burayk, Al-Amri, Al-Bulahyi, Al-Shahrani; Kanno, Al-Malki; Al-Shehri, Al-Faraj, Al-Daswari; Al-Buraikan

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia: Kick-off, telecast and live streaming details

When does the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia match kick-off?

The Argentina vs Saudi Arabia match kicks-off at 3:30 PM IST.

Where does the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia match kick-off?

The Argentina vs Saudi Arabia match kicks-off at the Lusail Stadium.

Where can you watch the World Cup in India?

All matches of the FIFA World Cup will be telecast live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. The tournament will be live streamed on JioCinema on Android and well as iOS.
Continue reading...

Read On "Sportstar"
More News On "Sportstar"
13 minutes ago - Brazil's da Silva announces incoming Cabinet ministers 13 minutes ago - Ronaldo, Portugal look to end Morocco's World Cup run 20 minutes ago - FIFA World Cup 2022, Croatia vs Brazil LIVE SCORE: 0-0 in the second half 27 minutes ago - Croatia v Brazil: World Cup 2022 quarter-final – live 31 minutes ago - The Qatar 2022 World Cup: Knockout football fever brought to you by MSPORT – The Sun Nigeria 50 minutes ago - World Cup 2022 Argentina vs. Netherlands start time, odds, lines: Expert picks, FIFA predictions, best bets 50 minutes ago - FIFA in ‘legal disputes’ with Qatar’s World Cup organisers – relations turn sour after ‘last-minute U-turn’ 57 minutes ago - BRS will debut in Karnataka polls 58 minutes ago - Spence and Doherty answer Conte demand, White role 59 minutes ago - Croatia vs Brazil livestream: Modric, Lovren, Richarlison, Raphina, Neymar all start for Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup Quarter final match 1 hour ago - Latter-day Saints in Hemet, California, honored for service to the community 1 hour ago - Croatia 0-0 Brazil LIVE! World Cup 2022 match stream, latest score and goal updates today 1 hour ago - Brazil President-Elect da Silva Names Haddad as Finance Minister -- Update 1 hour ago - Soccer-FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter-finals: start date, schedule of fixtures and predictions 1 hour ago - Brazil vs Croatia live: World Cup score, highlights, result from 2022 quarterfinal match 1 hour ago - Man Utd convinced they’ve snared ‘£50m-plus star of the future’ Ten Hag has big plans for 1 hour ago - England out to stop World Cup’s ‘irresistible force’ Mbappé 1 hour ago - Port Vale land Premier League opposition in FA Youth Cup 1 hour ago - World Cup trophy explained: Do the winners keep it and what is it made of? 1 hour ago - Tottenham player ratings vs Motherwell: Doherty double, Kulusevski great as Spence and Gil shine 1 hour ago - Who is Brazil v Croatia referee Michael Oliver, the official who received death threats after 'destroying' World Cup winner's dreams 1 hour ago - US Senator Kyrsten Sinema leaves Democratic Party, switches to independent 1 hour ago - World Cup 2022 diary: A Messi-Modric fanboy, a reflective Pele, and why it's not called 'Dogar' 1 hour ago - Tom Brady to return home for the second time in rare game vs. 49ers 1 hour ago - Baker Mayfield leads Rams over Raiders with game-winning drive 2 hours ago - Argentina vs Netherlands live: World Cup score, highlights, result from 2022 quarterfinal match 2 hours ago - World Cup 2022 quarterfinals: Brazil seek semifinal spot against Croatia; Messi’s Argentina face strong Netherlands later 2 hours ago - World Cup 2022: Portugal's Goncalo Ramos, Morocco's Sofyan Amrabat among 10 players to watch in quarterfinals 2 hours ago - Tucker Carlson: Biden sought Griner’s release over a pro-Trump US Marine because she’s a Black lesbian 2 hours ago - 'Argentina has some killers behind it' 2 hours ago - Asylum tribunal capacity extended in bid to tackle backlog of 25,000 cases 2 hours ago - Daily Kickoff: Not the time to talk to Iran, EU diplomat says + Adam Frisch’s future 2 hours ago - The three weeks that brought bad news for Donald Trump’s plans 2 hours ago - Baker Mayfield makes star turn as understudy in Rams debut | World Cup resumes with huge quarterfinal matches 2 hours ago - Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema switches to independent 2 hours ago - UFC Seoul event may be canceled after Chan Sung Jung shoulder injury 3 hours ago - Amazon employee who goes the extra mile for the Knottingley community nominated for Amazon Star Award 3 hours ago - 2022 World Cup, Argentina: Rodrigo de Paul, as annoying as he is essential 3 hours ago - Biden Sent Historic Bill Aimed At Protecting Same-Sex Marriage 3 hours ago - As Fans Demand More Feet Pics, Dustin Poirier Hints at “OnlyFans”: “About To Start Charging” 3 hours ago - FIFA World Cup Fantasy 2022: Best Fantasy XI for Matchday 5 3 hours ago - 2022 World Cup: An uncanny trend in the knock-out stages everyone must know - 3 hours ago - The Pulse: Baker Mayfield’s surprise drive, World Cup reset, Brittney Griner returns home 3 hours ago - "I'm so happy I'm crying": Death Stranding 2 is officially confirmed at The Game Awards 2022 3 hours ago - Inside Kyrsten Sinema’s controversial career as Arizona senator quits Democrat Party weeks after Tulsi Gabbard 3 hours ago - 2022 Army-Navy Game prediction, odds, line, spread: College football picks, best bets from expert on 6-0 roll 3 hours ago - Joe Scarborough Excoriates Republicans Criticizing Brittney Griner Swap: They’ll ‘Never Understand the Goodness of Americans’ 3 hours ago - The obliviousness of unfathomable wealth 3 hours ago - Everything announced for Xbox at The Game Awards 2022 3 hours ago - Kyrsten Sinema switches to Independent, diluting Democratic-led Senate 3 hours ago - Croatia vs Brazil: How to watch World Cup 2022 quarter final,, kick-off, team news, latest odds 3 hours ago - U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has registered as an independent 3 hours ago - Fauci slams ‘lowlife’ trolls harassing his wife, children over covid 3 hours ago - Raiders stunned by Rams: Here are six shocking facts from Baker Mayfield's improbable comeback win 3 hours ago - Kyrsten Sinema leaves Democratic Party, adding drama to tight U.S. Senate margin 3 hours ago - MMA Preview – Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 282 3 hours ago - The Games Awards 2022: Publish and Nomination Winners 3 hours ago - World Cup Previews: Netherlands vs Argentina | Can Van Gaal stop Messi’s March of Destiny? 3 hours ago - Profitable Strategic Report on Single-Player Soccer Mobile Games Market With Included Analysis of New Trends, Updates, and Forecast to 2030 3 hours ago - ArcelorMittal launches $200m carbon capture project at Belgium steel plant
free geoip