The teams from Argentina and Saudi Arabia will open the curtain on Tuesday for Group C of the World Cup of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) to be held at the Lusail stadium.
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Argentina arrives in Qatar with an undefeated record of 36 games, led by Lionel Messi. Those led by Lionel Scaloni seek to achieve their third FIFA World Cup.
The albiceleste team is one of the favorites in the tournament to win this world cup, since it has participated 18 times, only being left out four times.
For its part, the Saudi Arabian team, also known as The Green Hawks, arrives at this World Cup event after dominating Group D of the Asian Qualifiers. It is the sixth time they have participated in a World Cup, being 1994 the first time they were present.
Saudi Arabia is ranked 53rd in the FIFA ranking (June 2022), its best participation was in 1994 when it reached the round of 16. In addition, they are directed by the French coach Hervé Renard, twice winner of the African Cup of Nations (Zambia, Ivory Coast).
The Lusail Stadium will host this match and has the capacity to receive some 80,000 fans.
For Argentina: Emiliano ‘Dibu’ Martínez; Nahuel Molina, Cristian ‘Cuti’ Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Acuña; Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gómez (Giovanni Lo Celso injured); Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria.
For Saudi Arabia: Mohammed Al-Owais; Sultan Al-Ghannam, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Yasir Al-Shahrani; Mohammed Kano, Abdulelah Al-Malki; Salem Al-Dawsari, Salman Al-Faraj, Fahad Al-Muwallad, Saleh Al-Shehri.