It is Match Day 2 in the FIFA WC Qatar 2022 and Argentina will be taking on Mexico at the Lusail stadium in Qatar. Argentina has lost their opening match against Saudi Arabia after a shocking upset and defeat from the Arabian side. However, for Argentina to stay in the tournament, they will have to win all their matches against Mexico and Poland who happens to be in the same group as the South American champions. Following their 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia on MD1, Argentina will be looking to avoid losing both of their first two games at a single edition of the World Cup for the first time in their history
These are things you should know ahead of the match. See below
1. Argentina is unbeaten in their last 10 meetings with Mexico in all competitions (W7 D3) since a 1-0 loss in the 2004 Copa América.
2. Mexico has lost all three of their FIFA World Cup games against Argentina, going down 6-3 in 1930, 2-1 in 2006, and 3-1 in 2010. Only Austria (4 vs Italy) and Nigeria (5 vs Argentina) have faced an opponent more often in the competition while losing every time.
3. Argentina’s defeat against Saudi Arabia on MD1 ended a run of 13 straight World Cup victories against non-European nations, since losing to Cameroon in 1990. They’ve never lost consecutive World Cup matches against non-European sides before.
4.Argentina has lost four of their last six World Cup matches (W1 D1), as many as they had in their previous 25 in the competition (W16 D5). They’ve lost their last two games at the tournament, only losing three in a row once before (between 1930 and 1958).
A tough match for Argentina against a defensive side. What are your thought on the match? Will Argentina go through or end up being dropped from the tournament?