Argentina 2022 World Cup Guide | All you need know
The stage is all set for the FIFA World Cup 2022 as teams like Argentina will bid to end the South American drought of glory. Argentina led by talisman Lionel Messi will be one of the hot favorites to clinch the glory in the deserts of Qatar as the Paris Saint-Germain star plays in his final World Cup.
Not since 2002 has a South American team lifted the World Cup and this would be the golden opportunity for the South American team to stamp their authority on the tournament. Ahead of the showpiece event in Qatar here is all you need to know about the Argentina squad for the World Cup.
The qualification campaign for Argentina
The team coached by Lionel Scaloni went the entire South American World Cup qualification campaign unbeaten and finished second. With 11 wins and six draws in the qualifying meant that it was nothing short of a cakewalk for the two-time former World Champions as they amassed 27 goals on their way to Qatar.
Only Brazil (40) scored more goals in the qualifying round than Argentina. They also had the second-best defense having conceded just eight goals and will be one of the favorites to win the marquee event.
World Cup Group Details
Argentina are placed in Group C of the World Cup alongside Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland and on paper should progress as the group winners if there are no major upsets. If this is the case Argentina will be destined to play Brazil in the semifinal of the tournament as the South American rivals will reignite their rivalry on the global stage.
Argentina will start their World Cup campaign at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail where they play Saudi Arabia. The same venue will host Argentina’s second match where they play Mexico and could assure qualification to the Round of 16. For the final group game, Argentina will their base to Stadium 974 in Doha where they will lock horns with Poland on November 30.
Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022:
The Squad is yet to be announced
Players to watch out for Argentina
Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)
Christian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)
Joaquín Correa (Inter Milan)
(The White and Sky Blue)
|Head coach||Lionel Scaloni|
|Most caps||Lionel Messi (164)|
|Top scorer||Lionel Messi (90)|
World Cup history
|Appearances||18 (first in 1930)|
|Best result||Champions (1978, 1986)|
|Current||3 (6 October 2022)|
|Highest||1 (March 2007, October 2007 – June 2008, July–October 2015, April 2016 – April 2017)|
|Lowest||20 (August 1996)|