Argentina World Cup 2022: Players, fixtures, group

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All the info you need to watch Argentina at the World Cup

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Argentina arrives at the World Cup with what is considered to be the least controversial roster in recent history. No major omissions, no great surprises, only a final forced change that happened as a result of Giovanni Lo Celso’s injury, which gave room for Exequiel Palacios to join the squad. Lionel Messi leads a squad loaded with attacking power into his final World Cup, hoping to finally win the one trophy that has so far eluded him. The final against France was decided on penalties after finishing 3-3 after extra time, with Messi and Argentina lifting the World Cup trophy!

World Cup final: Argentina vs. France

MatchDateTime (ET)Stadium
Argentina vs. France (Winner: Argentina)December 18, 202210 a.m.Lusail Stadium

How to watch the World Cup final for free from anywhere

TerritoryLanguageRights holder(s)Price
BelgiumFrenchRTBF Free
BelgiumDutchVRT Free
FranceFrenchTF1 Free
United KingdomEnglishITVFree
South KoreaKoreanSBS (English)Free
South KoreaKoreanKBSFree
South KoreaKoreanMBCFree
BrazilPortugueseTV GloboFree
MexicoSpanishTelevisa (vix)Free

Group stage: Argentina World Cup fixtures and match schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Tues, Nov. 22Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia (Winner: Saudi Arabia, 2-1)5 a.m.Lusail Stadium
Sat, Nov. 26Argentina vs. Mexico (Winner: Argentina, 2-0)2 p.m.Lusail Stadium
Wed, Nov. 30Poland vs. Argentina (Winner: Argentina, 2-0)2 p.m.Stadium 974

Final 26-man Argentina World Cup roster

GoalkeeperFranco ArmaniRiver Plate (ARG)3618
GoalkeeperEmiliano MartinezAston Villa (ENG)3018
GoalkeeperGeronimo RulliVillarreal (ESP)304
DefenderMarcos AcunaSevilla (ESP)3042
DefenderNahuel MolinaAtletico Madrid (ESP)2418
DefenderGonzalo MontielSevilla (ESP)2518
DefenderNicolas OtamendiBenfica (POR)3492
DefenderNehuen PerezUdinese (ITA)221
DefenderGerman PezzellaReal Betis (ESP)3131
DefenderCristian RomeroTottenham (ENG)2412
DefenderNicolas TagliaficoLyon (FRA)3042
MidfielderRodrigo De PaulAtletico Madrid (ESP)2843
MidfielderEnzo FernandezBenfica (POR)212
MidfielderAlejandro ‘Papu’ GomezSevilla (ESP)3415
MidfielderAlexis Mac AllisterBrighton (ENG)237
MidfielderExequiel PalaciosBayer Leverkusen (GER)2420
MidfielderLeandro ParedesJuventus (ITA)2845
MidfielderGuido RodriguezReal Betis (ESP)2825
ForwardJulian AlvarezMan City (ENG)2211
ForwardJoaquin CorreaInter Milan (ITA)2818
ForwardAngel Di MariaJuventus (ITA)34123
ForwardPaulo DybalaAS Roma (ITA)2834
ForwardLautaro MartinezInter Milan (ITA)2540
ForwardLionel MessiPSG (FRA)35164
ForwardGiovanni SimeoneNapoli (ITA)275

Star players in the Argentina World Cup team

Naturally, the first name on this list needs to be Lionel Messi. The Paris Saint-Germain star has been one of football’s top talents for two decades, and this is his final chance to bring Argentina its first World Cup since Diego Maradona’s 1986 side won it.

He will be well complemented by Ángel Di María (Juventus), on his way to what will probably be his fourth and final tournament. Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) is most likely to be Argentina’s most dangerous presence in the box. And, even though he’s enduring a difficult season at Atlético Madrid, Rodrigo de Paul is a different beast when he wears the national jersey.

Who Is Argentina’s head coach?

Lionel Scaloni took over the coaching role provisionally after Argentina’s rocky performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Scaloni, a former Argentina international himself, quickly established a rapport with key players, including Lionel Messi. As the results improved, Scaloni took up the role on a permanent basis and then led the team to the most recent success at the Copa America 2021 in Brazil, where Argentina finally won an international tournament after 27 years.

Argentina national team strengths & weaknesses

Argentina arrives in Qatar showing great balance across all its lines. A strong goalkeeper, a defensive unit that has shown cohesion in recent times, and a star studded roster from midfield up, which is literally where most of the expectations are based.


Besides the obvious presence of Lionel Messi, there are two major strengths Argentina arrives with. Winning the 2021 Copa America was a massive boost for a team that lost the continental final in 2015 and 2016. The team needed to know it could win finals, and what better than beating Brazil on their own turf, The second strength is, that for once the squad arrives in what is perceived to be great harmony. No traumatic qualifiers, no coaching changes before the event. Things are in place for the players just to focus on football and bringing the cup home.


Argentina’s recent successes have been based on a midfield solidity that relied heavily on Giovani Lo Celso. Even though Argentina has a lot of depth in the roster, no player has his same skillset as the injured Villareal midfielder. One more potential weakness is around the defensive setup. Scaloni is taking nine defensive players in a roster of 26, and this is due to the fact that players like Tagliafico and Romero are not 100% from a health perspective and might not see action well until the second or third pool match.

Argentina World Cup 2022 odds

The odds for Argentina to win 2022 World Cup is +650 according to Odds Shark. Here are the latest 2022 FIFA World Cup odds for all major countries:


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