World Cup 2022: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Match Preview


The main favorites of the tournament, Argentina, will start their journey in this tournament on the 3rd matching day, with the match against Saudi Arabia.

Argentina are unbeaten in competitive matches since losing to Brazil in the Copa America 2019 semi-final, while Saudi Arabia are the second-lowest-ranked nation at the World Cup 2022.

Now, let’s have a closer look at this match, what to expect from it, who has better chances to win, etc.

When and where will the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia match be played?

Match: World Cup 2022, Group Stage, Group C, Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

Location: Al Daayen, Qatar

Stadium: Lusail Stadium

Date: 22 November, 2022

Kick-off Time: 10:00 GMT

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia head to head matches

Argentina: 2 Wins

Saudi Arabia: 0 Wins

Draws: 2

World Cup 2022: Argentina National

Argentina is one of the most successful national football teams in the world, having won the World Cup for 2 times in 1978 and 1986. Argentina has been runners up 3 times in 1930, 1990 and 2014.

Overall, in 18 World Cup final tournaments, Argentina won 47 of the 81 matches.


Argentina Squad for the World Cup 2022

Coach: Lionel Scaloni

Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez, Geronimo Rulli, Franco Armani.


Defenders: Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, German Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Marcos Acuna, Nicolas Tagliafico, Juan Foyth.


Midfielders: Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alexis Mac Allister, Guido Rodriguez, Papu Gomez, Enzo Fernandez, Exequiel Palacios.


Forwards: Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Julian Alvarez, Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala, Angel Correa, Thiago Almada.

Argentina Group A Fixtures

22 November 2022, Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

26 November 2022, Argentina vs Mexico

30 November 2022, Argentina vs Poland


World Cup 2022: Saudi Arabia National

Saudi Arabia has qualified for a total of 6 World Cup final tournaments, in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2018, and 2022. Their best performance was in 1994, where they reached the round of 16.

Saudi Arabia Squad for the World Cup 2022

Coach: Hervé Renard

Goalkeepers: Mohamed Al-Owais, Nawaf Al-Aqidi, Mohamed Al-Yami

Defenders: Ali Al-Bulaihi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Mohammed Al-Breik, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Hassan Tambakti, Abdullah Madu, Sultan Al-Ghanam, Saud Abdulhamid

Midfielders: Riyadh Sharahili, Ali Al-Hassan, Salman Al-Faraj, Mohamed Kanno, Nasser Al-Dawsari, Abdulelah Al-Malki, Sami Al-Najei, Abdullah Otayf, Hattan Bahebri, Abdulrahman Al-Aboud, Salem Al-Dawsari

Forwards: Saleh Al-Shehri, Haitham Asiri, Firas Al-Buraikan

Saudi Arabia Group A Fixtures

22 November 2022, Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

26 November 2022, Saudi Arabia vs Poland

30 November 2022, Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

World Cup 2022 Argentina vs Saudi Arabia: Predictions

Everyone is waiting to see Lionel Messi performing in his 5th and most probably last World Cup tournament. And many dream to see him lift the cup on December 18.

Yet, the journey is long and will start on Tuesday with the match against Saudi Arabia.

On the one side Argentina, unbeaten since the Copa America 2019 final. On the other side, Saudi Arabia, who though are one of the smaller teams, yet will fight hard to get a point against Argentina.

Argentina are the clear favorites in this game, and any other result will be considered as shocking.

Let us know your thoughts on this match in the comments!