In this blog we will be taking a comprehensive look at the Argentina national football team and their chances of winning yet another FIFA World Cup. Are you a supporter of the Argentina football team? Check out betting tips and odds at LV BET Sportsbook and place your bets on your favourite team.
Argentina is one of the world’s most successful national football teams, having won two World Cups in 1978 and 1986. Argentina’s national team also reached another three finals in 1930, 1990 and 2014 but the eventual winners defeated them. The team has appeared in all but four of the World Cup held, only behind Brazil, Italy and Germany in the number of appearances.
Read on to learn more about:
- Argentina’s football team FIFA World Cup history
- Argentina’s road to Qatar
- Argentina squad
- LV BET betting tips on Argentina
Argentina at the FIFA World Cup
The Argentina national football team have enjoyed great success in the FIFA World Cup, reaching a total of five World Cup Finals in their history – winning two and losing three. In the first-ever World Cup, Argentina managed to reach the final; the format was a bit different with fewer teams involved. Argentina lost the final 4-2 against Uruguay, who hosted the tournament for the inaugural time.
The most memorable campaign in the Argentina national football team’s history will surely be the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Argentina won the group by winning against Bulgaria and South Korea and drawing against Italy. Argentina then faced Uruguay in the round of 16 when the single goal from Pasculli was enough to see them through. The quarter-final was one of the most memorable games in football history. Maradona took centre stage as he scored with his hand after leaping to head the ball, but the goal stood. Amidst the controversy and the anger from the English team, Maradona picked up the ball in his half and dribbled past half of the England team, leaving most grasping thin air, went around the keeper and finished one of the best goals in football history. You can watch the goal here.
Diego Maradona appeared in 21 matches for the Argentina national team captaining his team for 16. Should Lionel Messi play the three games in the group stage, he will equal the record of Maradona. As for the top goalscorers, Gabriel Batistuta has the most goals in the World Cup for Argentina with a total of 10.
Argentina’s successes and failures at the previous FIFA World Cup
Without any doubt, the success for Argentina came in the years when they came out victorious in 1978 and 1986. Winning the first World Cup on home soil will surely be a memorable one for the fans.
Notable failures of the Argentina national football team will be missing out on the 1970 World Cup as they did not qualify as for the other there were political reasons. The other disappointing appearance was in 2002 when the Argentina national team finished 18th place, losing one, drawing one and winning one and seeing them getting knocked out in the group stages and scoring just two goals in the process.
Argentina’s road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Argentina national football team qualified through the CONMEBOL group coming in second after Brazil. Argentina played one less game which was supposed to be played against Brazil, but it was cancelled due to various players not being eligible to play the match. Both teams qualified without the need for the game to be taken place.
Who will Argentina play against at the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
The Argentina national football team will compete in Group C of the Qatar FIFA World Cup.
In Group C, Argentina will face Saudi Arabia, Poland and Mexico. Argentina are the outright favourites to win the group, with Poland and Mexico following. Argentina has faced Mexico on three occasions in the World Cup, and Argentina won all three, scoring 11 goals and conceding just five.
The fixtures for the Argentina national team are as follows:
- Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 22 November 2022 11:00 Lusail Stadium
- Argentina vs Mexico 26 November 2022 20:00 Lusail Stadium
- Poland vs Argentina 30 November 2022 20:00 Stadium 974
Argentina squad for the World Cup in Qatar
One of the standout players in the Argentina squad is surely Lionel Messi, all eyes will be on him as it might be the last World Cup that he will play in. In recent years, Messi managed to win the Copa America which was the first collective trophy he won with the national team.
All the other players in the squad will be doing their bit to make the most of the last few games in which they have such an incredible talent that Lionel possesses. As seen in the Finalissima, Argentina showed great hunger and willingness to fight for the ball and create space.
Complimenting the incredible talent of Lionel Messi, Argentina has Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Rodrigo De Paul, Romero and Paulo Dybala.
The Argentina national football team players will be managed by Lionel Scaloni who has been with the national team since 2017 when he was the assistant manager, and later in 2018, he got the job of coaching his national team.
Where to see FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in Argentina?
All around Argentina, there will be places where you can enjoy a nice meal whilst watching the Argentina National team in action. Kick-off times will vary depending on the fixture, but all will be played in the late or early afternoon.
You will be able to watch all the action unfold in all FIFA World Cup license holders as well as bars and restaurants that own the rights to show the matches.
For more information, please visit the official FIFA website here.
Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets — prices, sale dates and tournament stages
For more information regarding ticket sales and accessibility tickets, please visit the official website here.
All tickets are sold in Qatari riyal (QAR) to both residents of Qatar and International fans.
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Betting tips and odds on Argentina national team
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