FIFA WC 2022: Argentina vs Mexico Preview & prediction |H2H Record | lineup
Argentina will have a tough task in their hand as they will enter the second Group c match of the FFIA World Cup 2022 on the back of a disappointing defeat against Saudi Arabia.
Lionel Messi and Co. will be aware of the fact that a defeat for them on Saturday (November 26) against Mexico will spell the end of their campaign. On the flip side, Mexico were held to a goalless draw by Poland at Stadium 974 in Doha on Matchday 1 as they too will look to register their first win of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Argentina vs Mexico Head to Head
Overall this will be the 36th meeting between the sides at the international level with the South American side dominating the past affairs. In the 35 previous meetings between the sides, Argentina have won on 16 occasions while Mexico have won on just five occasions. Interestingly 14 matches have ended in a draw we could expect another one to be added to that column on Saturday as both teams try to avoid defeat.
In three World Cup meetings between the sides, Argentina have won the three including their last meeting in the 2010 World Cup. The first World Cup meeting between the sides came in the inaugural edition of 1930 while they also met in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Not since July 2004 have Mexico defeated Argentina in a competitive match as they won the Copa America affair, while that also remains to be their only win since February 1990.
Argentina vs Mexico Head-to-Head
|Competition||Matches||Argentina Wins||Mexico Wins||Draw|
|At World Cup||3||3||0||0|
Argentina vs Mexico Group Details
Argentina will know that if they face defeat on Saturday it will be curtains on their World Cup campaign while a draw will leave them in a vulnerable position to qualify. Mexico’s goalless draw also leaves them a spot of bother, knowing they can’t afford to lose the Saturday encounter.
Heading into the final matchday on Wednesday (November 30), both Mexico and Argentina will be aware that they could face a do-or-die contest in the final matchday. Argentina will face Poland at Stadium 974 in Doha while Saudi Arabia and Mexico lock horns at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail.
Group C Standings
Argentina – None
Mexico - Jorge Sanchez, Hector Moreno
World Cup Record
|Appearances||18 (first in 1930)|
|Best result||Champions (1978, 1986)|
|Appearances||17 (first in 1930)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals (1970, 1986)|
Argentina vs Mexico Predicted Lineup
E. Martinez; Montiel, Romero, Li. Martinez, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Mac Allister; Messi, La. Martinez, Di Maria
Ochoa; Sanchez, Montes, Moreno, Gallardo; Alvarez, Herrera, Chavez; Lozano, Martin, Vega
Argentina vs Mexico Date, kick-off time, and venue
The FIFA World Cup 2022 Matchday 2 encounter on Sunday, November 27 will kick-off at 12:30 AM IST, 10:00 PM Local Time (Saturday, 26 November)
Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail