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If Argentina beat Australia, who would you play against in the World Cup quarterfinals?

The selection of Argentina faces Australia in search of advancing in Qatar 2022. After having been against the ropes in the group stage and having avoided disaster, the Albiceleste faces their round of 16 match against surprising Australia on Saturday at 2:00 pm in Doha with renewed spirits and as clear favorites. However, shortly after that crossing, the most impatient are already wondering when the winning team will play the quarterfinals.

The bump in the debut against Saudi Arabia (2-1 defeat) complicated the start of the Albicelestewho showed how to resist the pressure in their subsequent duels by beating Mexico and Poland 2-0, with which they were able to fulfill the objective of finishing first in the group and thus avoiding an explosive duel in the round of 16 against world champions France.

maybe a Argentina-Australia in rugby seems more level, but in soccer, due to the history and potential of its players, the South American team seems to be a clear favourite.

In the FIFA ranking, the “Scaloneta” at number 3 and the ‘aussies’ are at 38, but after the recent Saudi experience there is no room for overconfidence.

Lionel Messi failed to score against Poland, even missing a penalty, having netted a goal in each of the other two first-round games. In total, the Paris Saint-Germain star has accumulated eight goals in World Cups and is two behind the record for an Argentine in this competition, the ten achieved by Gabriel Batistuta.

The main doubt seems to be the physical state of another of the attack men from ArgentinaÁngel Di María, who was replaced in the last game with a muscular problem.

Julián Álvarez, starter and scorer in the last game, and Lautaro Martínez also aspire to be up in the starting eleven of Argentina.

– Physical wear –

In front of them will be a Australia without big stars and who already equaled their best historical performance in a World Cup, the round of 16 in Germany-2006, when they were led by the Dutchman Guus Hiddink. So they made Italy suffer a lot before being eliminated and they aspire to do the same against Argentina.

Australia has been, together with Morocco, the main surprise of the first phase of Qatar-2022.

On the first day, the Australians were thrashed 4-1 and ended up in a very difficult situation, from which they came out beating Tunisia and Denmark 1-0, the latter semifinalist last year in the Eurocup.

So much Argentina like Australia will also have the obstacle of having to play on Saturday after having done so on Wednesday at the end of their groups, with very little recovery time.

scaloni, the man who has restored the illusion of Argentine fans with the titles in the Copa América in 2021 and in the Finalissima in this 2022, lived in the previous edition the elimination of his country in the round of 16, losing 4-3 against France . He was then assistant coach Jorge Sampaoli, whom he replaced after the tournament and whose World Cup record may now improve if he reaches the quarterfinals.

The rival

Now in Qatar 2022, the key to which the team led by Messi agreed will face whoever wins this Saturday against whoever wins in the cross between the first in Group A, the Netherlands, and the second in Group B, which was the United States. Both will play the same day Argentina but at 10:00 am, so -at the moment of going out to the field- those led by Scaloni and the ‘socceroos’ They will already know who the rival is in case they pass the round.

Source: Elcomercio

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