Lionel Messi’s bid for World Cup glory stays on monitor after Argentina overcame a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia to flee their group in fashion.
Victories over Mexico and Poland ensured Lionel Scaloni’s males in truth ended up topping Group C, and reminded the world why they had been so hotly tipped previous to the match kicking off.
But the duty now for La Albiceste is to make sure their dream is not derailed by an Australia aspect that stunned many in edging previous Denmark and Tunisia to qualification from a Group D additionally containing France.
Here, we have a look how each groups may line up for their Round of 16 conflict.
Argentina vs Australia lineups
Australia assistant coach Rene Meulensteen has criticised FIFA’s scheduling of the World Cup after the Socceroos and Argentina got simply three days to organize for their Round of 16 conflict.
The two sides rounded off their group-stage campaigns on Wednesday native time in Qatar, however had little time to have fun that success earlier than starting preparations for their assembly on Saturday.
Meulensteen mentioned of the scenario: “How can the FIFA organisation [do this] at such a high-prestige match? The four-day turnovers had been already brief and after the group phases they go even shorter.
“If you need high-quality efficiency in a World Cup, you assume may they’ve managed it barely in another way?
“It’s also the same for the other team, I have to say that. But we’ve got almost no time to let it all sink in. It’s recovery, recovery and getting their brains ready again for that challenge.”
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Argentina predicted starting 11
(4-3-3, proper to left): 23. E. Martinez (GK) — 4. Montiel, 25. L. Martinez, 19. Otamendi, 3. Tagliafico — 7. De Paul, 24. Fernandez, 20. Mac Allister — 11. Di Maria, 10. Messi, 9. Alvarez
- Injured: None
- Suspended: None
With so little time to organize, adjustments are doubtless for Scaloni, although he shall be reluctant to make too many alterations to a aspect that dominated towards Poland.
With Cristian Romero‘s health being managed, he may drop out for Lisandro Martinez, whereas Nicolas Tagliafico and Gonzalo Montiel may benefit from any freshening up at full-back.
Lautaro Martinez is in competition for a begin up entrance however it will be tough to depart out Julian Alvarez after his aim final trip.
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Australia predicted starting 11
(4-4-1-1, proper to left): 1. Ryan (GK) — 2 Degenek, 19. Souttar, 4. Rowles, 16. Behich — 7. Leckie, 13. Mooy, 22. Irvine, 11. Mabil — 10. Hrustic — 15. Duke.
- Injured: Martin Boyle (faraway from squad)
- Suspended: None
Australia’s solely lineup adjustments in Qatar to this point have come at right-back, with Fran Karacic changing Nathaniel Atkinson towards Tunisia earlier than Milos Degenek began in that place towards Denmark.
Based on his robust efficiency final trip, Degenek has a powerful likelihood of retaining his spot, offering he’s match sufficient to go once more.
Changes additional up the sector appear extra doubtless based mostly on the brief turnaround, with No.10 Ajdin Hrustic but to begin a match at this World Cup and searching like a superb choice to clean up the aspect at the expense of Riley McGree.
Craig Goodwin was changed at half-time towards Denmark to solid some doubt over whether or not he’ll begin towards Argentina, with Awer Mabil looming as a superb different if wanted.
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Argentina vs Australia World Cup squads
Here are the names on Denmark and Australia’s World Cup squad lists in Qatar (caps right as of begin of Qatar 2022):
Argentina World Cup squad
|GK||1||Franco Armani||River Plate (ARG)||36||18|
|GK||23||Emiliano Martinez||Aston Villa (ENG)||30||19|
|GK||12||Geronimo Rulli||Villarreal (SPA)||30||4|
|DEF||8||Marcos Acuna||Sevilla (SPA)||30||43|
|DEF||2||Juan Foyth||Villarreal (SPA)||24||16|
|DEF||25||Lisandro Martinez||Man United (ENG)||24||10|
|DEF||26||Nahuel Molina||Atletico Madrid (SPA)||24||19|
|DEF||4||Gonzalo Montiel||Sevilla (SPA)||25||19|
|DEF||19||Nicolas Otamendi||Benfica (POR)||34||93|
|DEF||6||German Pezzella||Real Betis (SPA)||31||32|
|DEF||13||Cristian Romero||Tottenham (ENG)||24||12|
|DEF||3||Nicolas Tagliafico||Lyon (FRA)||30||42|
|MID||7||Rodrigo De Paul||Atletico Madrid (SPA)||28||44|
|MID||24||Enzo Fernandez||Benfica (POR)||21||3|
|MID||17||Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez||Sevilla (SPA)||34||15|
|MID||20||Alexis Mac Allister||Brighton (ENG)||23||8|
|MID||14||Exequiel Palacios||Bayer Leverkusen (GER)||24||20|
|MID||5||Leandro Paredes||Juventus (ITA)||28||46|
|MID||18||Guido Rodriguez||Real Betis (SPA)||28||26|
|FWD||9||Julian Alvarez||Man City (ENG)||22||12|
|FWD||16||Thiago Almada||Atlanta United (USA)||21||1|
|FWD||11||Angel Di Maria||Juventus (ITA)||34||124|
|FWD||21||Paulo Dybala||AS Roma (ITA)||28||34|
|FWD||15||Angel Correa||Atletico Madrid||25||22|
|FWD||22||Lautaro Martinez||Inter Milan (ITA)||25||40|
|FWD||10||Lionel Messi||PSG (FRA)||35||165|
Australia World Cup squad
|GK||1||Maty Ryan||FC Copenhagen (DEN)||30||76|
|GK||12||Andrew Redmayne||Sydney FC (AUS)||33||3|
|GK||18||Danny Vukovic||Central Coast Mariners (AUS)||37||4|
|DEF||2||Milos Degenek||Columbus Crew (USA)||28||39|
|DEF||16||Aziz Behich||Dundee United (SCO)||31||54|
|DEF||24||Joel King||OB (DAN)||21||3|
|DEF||3||Nathaniel Atkinson||Hearts (SCO)||23||6|
|DEF||5||Fran Karacic||Brescia (ITA)||26||10|
|DEF||19||Harry Souttar||Stoke City (ENG)||23||11|
|DEF||4||Kye Rowles||Hearts (SCO)||24||4|
|DEF||8||Bailey Wright||Sunderland (ENG)||30||27|
|DEF||20||Thomas Deng||Albirex Niigata (JAP)||25||2|
|MID||13||Aaron Mooy||Celtic (SCO)||32||54|
|MID||22||Jackson Irvine||St Pauli (GER)||29||50|
|MID||10||Ajdin Hrustic||Hellas Verona (ITA)||26||20|
|MID||26||Keanu Baccus||St Mirren (SCO||29||2|
|MID||17||Cameron Devlin||Hearts (SCO)||24||1|
|MID||14||Riley McGree||Middlesbrough (ENG)||23||11|
|FWD||11||Awer Mabil||Cadiz (SPA)||27||30|
|FWD||7||Mathew Leckie||Melbourne City (AUS)||31||73|
|FWD||6||Marco Tilio||Melbourne City (AUS)||21||5|
|FWD||9||Jamie Maclaren||Melbourne City (AUS)||29||26|
|FWD||25||Jason Cummings||Central Coast Mariners (AUS)||27||2|
|FWD||15||Mitchell Duke||Fagiano Okayama (JAP)||31||21|
|FWD||21||Garang Kuol||Central Coast Mariners (AUS)||18||2|
|FWD||23||Craig Goodwin||Adelaide United (AUS)||30||11|