Lionel Messi’s World Cup campaign starts on Tuesday as Argentina takes on Saudi Arabia. It’s a 10:00 am GMT kick-off at the Lusail Stadium where the World Cup final will be played. Let’s take a quick look at Argentina vs Saudi Arabia lineup and team news.
Argentina vs KSA | Group C
Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Kickoff-Time: 7:00 am Argentina Time | 1:00 pm Saudi Time
Venue: Lusail Stadium, Al Daayen
Argentina’s Confirmed Lineup vs Saudi Arabia
|Defender||Molina, Cuti Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico|
|Midfielder||De Paul, Paredes, Gomez|
|Forward||Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Di Maria|
Marcos Acuna is recovering from a minor leg injury. Paulo Dybala has recovered his hamstring injury. The Roma star came off the bench in their pre-World Cup friendly against UAE.
Saudi Arabia’s Confirmed Lineup vs Argentina
|Defender||Abdulhamid, Altambakti, Al-Boleahi, Shahrani|
|Midfielder||M Kanno, A Malki, Al-Faraj|
|Forward||Al-Buraikan, Al-Shehri, Al-Dawsari|
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia manager Herve Renard will play a 4-3-3 formation. Al-Buraikan and Al-Dawsari will be crucial in the offense.
Salem Al-Dawsari has recovered from his appendix surgery and will start against Argentina.