Argentina will clash with Australia at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in the round of 16 of the Qatar 2022 World Cup after a thrilling first half of the tournament for both. Check out the potential lineups for these teams.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers begin this Saturday. In this Round of 16 match, Argentina and Australia at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium will be looking to finish in the top 8. Find out the potential line-ups for these teams.
Argentina had a tougher road than expected in the first round. A 2-1 loss against Saudi Arabia was a shock, although they responded with two straight wins over Mexico and Poland. They qualified as Group C leaders after a 2-0 win over Poland saw them play their best.
Australia knew it would be difficult to advance to the round of 16. It wasn’t easy to have France and Denmark there, but they did it with a lot of credit. After a 4-1 defeat to the French, they bounced back with wins against Tunisia and Denmark to finish second in Group D.
Australia knew it was going to be tough to move on to the round of 16. Having France and Denmark in there was not an easy challenge, but they went through with a lot of merit. Following a 4-1 defeat vs the French, they came back thanks to wins against Tunisia and vs the Danish to get the second place of group D.
Argentina’s head coach Lionel Scaloni made some substitutions from one game to the other, so it wouldn’t be surprising if he modifies the team again. One doubt could be Angel Di María since he left the field vs Poland with a minor issue. Given how well Julian Álvarez played he may retain his spot to relegate Lautaro Martínez to the bench.
Argentina probable lineup: Emiliano Martínez; Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Acuña; Rodrigo de Paul, Enzo Fernández, Alexis MacAllister; Ángel Di María, Lionel Messi, and Julián Álvarez.
Australia may not have that many possibilities at their disposal as their rivals do. But the great note for Graham Arnold is that all the starters will be ready to go. With that in mind he could repeat the lineup that beat Denmark on Matchday 3.
Australia probable lineup: Mat Ryan; Milos Degenek, Harry Souttar, Kye Rowles, Aziz Behich; Mathew Leckie, Aaron Mooy, Jackson Irvine, Craig Goodwin; Riley McGree, and Mitchell Duke.