Qatar 2022: What happens if Argentina and Australia tie in the round of 16?

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© Julian Finney & Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty ImagesRodrigo De Paul of Argentina and Mathew Ryan of Australia

On Saturday, Argentina and Australia will battle in a World Cup Round of 16 clash with Quarter-Final berths at stake for both teams. Here, check out what would happen if the match ends in a draw.

After an unexpected first leg setback in Saudi Arabia, Argentina are now set to go into the knockout rounds of this year’s World Cup. There they will hone their skills and support Lionel Messi on his way to his first World Cup trophy in his storied career.

After defeating Mexico and Poland, La Alibceleste advanced to the knockout stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, where they would face the lowest-ranked team remaining in the competition after losing to Saudi Arabia in the opening round.

But before they can play only their second World Cup knockout match, they must first face a brave Australia side who stunned Denmark in their final group stage match. The Socceroos suffered a terrible loss to France in their opening game, but bounced back brilliantly to beat Tunisia and notably the red and white 1-0 on their way to the round of 16.

What would happen if Argentina and Australia tie in the Qatar 2022 Round of 16?

It’s a one-game format in the World Cup’s Knockout Round, starting from the Round of 16 and ending with the Final. That implies there is no opportunity to attempt to win the series by taking game two at their home stadium. An error of any kind will have disastrous consequences.

If at the end of regular time in the Argentina and Australia clash in the World Cup, the score is tied, the sides would play two 15-minute periods of extra time. If the score still remains tied, the team that will go into the Quarter-Finals will be decided by penalties. All games in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, from the last 16 onwards and including the Final, will use this tiebreaker method.

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