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Football News – Argentina set to overthrow Saudi Arabia

Lionel Messi’s Argentina looked to have an easy start to today’s World Cup , based on recent hot form and the history of rivals Saudi Arabia ‘s disastrous defeat in the tournament opener.

With South America on a 36 -game unbeaten streak, top scorer and captain Lionel Messi is in his fifth and final World Cup in search of the elusive honor to score at home with Diego Maradona immortal.

” I see him, as always, … eager to enjoy the World Cup, ” said manager Lionel Scaloni, trying to take some of the pressure off his main man. ” He enjoyed his team-mates, the training session, the stay and the whole process. ”

” I see a country full of young, talented players. We achieved our first goal, let’s work together for the rest, ” said coach Herve Renard .

The teams will be greeted with raucous and massive support when they kick off at Lusail Stadium, the tournament’s largest venue, which will also host the final.

 

Irreplaceable midfielder injured

Thousands of Saudis will flock to it, while Argentina ‘s traditionally large following will be swelled by a burgeoning fan base in Qatar and the Middle East.

Scaloni is bitter about the loss of ” irreplaceable ” midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso to injury, but he still possesses enviable talent, ranging from Cristian Romero and Lisandro Martinez to Leandro Paredes in the center, and then to the evergreen angels Di Maria and Messi in the frontcourt .

Argentina will be paying particular attention to their captain and veteran midfielder Salman Al Faraj, whose graceful performances have helped Al Hilal dominate Asian club football in recent years.

Argentina are fully expected to beat Mexico and Poland in their other Group C fixtures, while the Saudis may have to accept injury limitation in their opening game before pursuing points more realistically in their next two games.

 

Source: live.77577.live

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