Argentina National Football Team, being a part of the CONMEBOL, had to take part in the CONMEBOL qualifiers for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022. In the end, they qualified very dominantly with a second-place finish in the league phase of play. There were a total of ten teams participating in the qualifiers. Every team, therefore, played 18 games against nine opponents, home and away.
Argentina Football team finished second in the league standing, following the winners, Brazil. However, the gap in points was a massive six points. Regardless, Lionel Messi will indeed have a chance at one last dance. He’d love to win the coveted prize at least once in his career. This could very well be Messi’s final World Cup.
Argentina national football team qualifiers
While every team taking part in the CONMEBOL qualifiers had to play 18 games in the league phase of play, it was different in the Argentina National Football team’s case. In the game against the heavyweight, Brazil had to be called off after only five minutes of play due to a suspected COVID guidelines breach by the Argentina National Football Team Players. However, FIFA has now ruled the game by the two nations. However, we still do not have a scheduled date and time for the same.
Argentina’s team’s campaign ended with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Ecuador. Protagonist Leo Messi converted a penalty that remained the difference between the two sides. The superstar of World Football was again in the pick of things as his hat trick completed a dominant 3-0 victory over Bolivia. Although the game against Brazil was suspended, the Argentina team had a chance to make a statement against Uruguay, one of the better CONMEBOL teams. They thrashed them 3-0 and rounded off the league phase with 11 wins and six draws. The team remained unbeaten whilst accumulating 39 points and guaranteeing a second-place finish.
The Argentina Football team also won the Copa America Cup recently, and the side has been unbeaten in their run since. Argentina is on one of their best unbeaten runs, and they’d be moving into the World Cup in good heart. Not to forget, with a very talented squad of players.
Strengths and weaknesses of the Argentina national football team
Argentina National Team is a very well-drilled side; expert at winning possession back and playing telepathic football. The site may not feature the biggest names in football, but they work amazingly well as a unit. They defend narrow, and their compact nature makes them a difficult side to score against. The same trait makes them one of the best teams to hold on to narrow leads and sneak a victory away from the opposition.
The requirement for more quality reinforcements is in the central midfield contingent. Right now have options like Otamendi and Romero. And they’ll be no match to European powerhouses like France, or England, at least on paper. Players like Guido Rodriguez and Lo Celso have had positive campaigns in the Spanish League; they need to get back in the groove before the world cup begins. Or else, there could be a crisis in the midfield contingent.
Argentina national football team players: Key players
The biggest superstar of World football, per many, Leo Messi is undoubtedly the key player for Argentina National Team. He will be counting his stars as the FIFA World Cup is probably the last piece of his puzzle. Apart from him, the goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, has been a critical contributor to the season so far. The squad would be hoping for their shot-stopper to continue in a similar form when the World Cup starts.
Argentina national football team players to watch out for
Nahuel Molina has been a useful player for Argentina National Team in their qualifying campaign. He is raw and young. At 23 years of age, he has a handful of years before hitting his peak. He plays right-back for Udinese and could very well be hoping for a bigger move. A good World Cup campaign can put that on the cards for the young defender.
Another exciting center-forward prospect is Julian Alvarez. He is a Manchester City player who is currently playing his football in River Plate. The Cityzens are very much in the hunt for a striker. They have Erling Haaland coming in next season and a backup is always welcome. Could that be Alvarez? A good World Cup campaign can do no harm to his intentions for sure.
How to watch the Qatar world cup 2022 on TV?
The channel list for Qatar World Cup 2022 is listed down below. Check for your geographical location to find the concerned official broadcaster extending Argentina’s live football TV streaming.
How to watch Argentina match live stream?
The FIFA World Cup is arguably the biggest upcoming sporting event. There would be a lot of ways to stream these matches online. The official online source to watch these games is the various OTT platforms extending Argentina live football streaming. In India, Sony Liv would be the prime broadcaster. BBC iPlayer is in-charge in the UK. Hulu+ is functioning in the USA. As we draw closer to the mega event, several other small and big OTT platforms must extend live-streaming football services.
There would be fans who would want to watch these games for free. There are several hacks for watching these games online for free. All of these require a VPN connection. A VPN ensures no one tracks your internet activity and gives many defences against malicious ads. The first hack using a VPN is to use a free Live TV Streaming platform like USTV GO or FreeInterTV. Users will have to choose a channel that runs the official coverage in real-time. That should be enough to stream these matches for free.