Who: Argentina vs Australia
When: December 3, 2022 | 19:00 UTC
Where: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
The second game of the knockout phase will be a battle between twice champions Argentina against the underdogs Australia.
Argentina is the most popular choice to defeat Australia on Saturday in pursuit of Lionel Messi’s dream of winning his first World Cup, but they, more than any other team, have learned not to underestimate an underdog, particularly the tough-fighting Socceroos.
The South Americans suffered one of the biggest shocks during World Cup history with their first loss to Saudi Arabia but recovered their ability to get past Mexico and Poland in the final 16.
Australia is ranked 35 spots lower than Argentina and has already exceeded expectations with two wins to qualify for their home stadium in Qatar’s Ahmad bin Ali Stadium this weekend to play an event that will be one of their biggest matches ever played in the history of their country.
It is possible to recall it was Messi and his squad were runners-up in Brazil in the year 2014, but they were defeated by Germany in the finals, and then in 2018, they were eliminated in groups. For Australia, it was the first time since the start of 2006 that the squad has made it onto the next phase, and is the best chance to reach the quarter-finals. The Australians and Argentina suffered defeat at the beginning of the Group Stage. The Socceroos were defeated by France 1-1 but managed to beat Tunisia and Denmark.
The quarter-finals are the ultimate goal for Australia. However, it’s an unattainable goal for Argentina as they try to win an unprecedented third World Cup trophy.
On his fifth and last effort to take home the World Cup and match his great predecessor Diego Maradona in the No. 10, Messi is enjoying harmony with his fans in a way that has never been seen before and will relish the chance to please the fans even more against Australia.
Be sure to tune in and find out.
When and where to watch
Argentina – Live Stream: Telemundo
United States – TV: FOX, Telemundo; Live Stream: fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada – TV: CTV, TSN; Live Stream: fuboTV, TSN app
United Kingdom – TV: BBC One; Live Stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Website
Australia – TV: SBS; Live Stream: SBS On Demand
New Zealand – TV: Sky Sports; Live Stream: Sky Sport
Malaysia – TV: RTM, Astro; Live Stream: Astro Go
Singapore – TV: Mediacorp Channel 5; Live Stream: StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV
Hong Kong – TV: BeIN Sports, ITV; Live Stream: Now TV, ViuTV
Nigeria – SuperSport and Showmax Pro.