The Australian national team narrowed the difference against its Argentine counterpart, 2-1, in the match that currently brings together the two teams, at “Ahmed Bin Ali” stadium, in the round of 16 competitions in the Qatar World Cup 2022.
The goal came in the 77th minute of the match through Craig Goodwin.
Argentina formation against Australia: Goalkeeper: Martinez / Defense: Acuña – Romero – Otamendi – Molina / Middle: Aleister – Enzo Fernandez – De Paul / Attack: Alvarez – Messi – Papu Gomez.
The formation of Australia against Argentina came as follows: Goalkeepers: Ryan / Defense: Degenic – Sutter – Rowleys – Aziz Behich / Middle: Bacchus – Moy – Irvin – Leckie / Attack: Duke – Riley McGree.
The Argentine national team qualified for this role after an exciting scenario in the group stage, where it suffered a surprising defeat in the first round with two goals to one against the Saudi national team, before winning the second round with two clean goals over the Mexico national team, then beat Poland in the last round with the same score to score 6. points and tops his group .
While the Australian national team qualified for the round of 16, after achieving a surprise in its group, where it suffered a heavy defeat against France in the first round by four goals to one, then beat Tunisia with difficulty in the second round with a clean goal, before beating Denmark in the last match with a clean goal as well and qualifying In second place in its group with 6 points, behind France, the leader .
Argentina participated in the World Cup 18 times in its history, and was absent from the international tournament only 4 times in the years: 1938, 1950, 1954, and 1970. Argentina is one of the 3 South American countries that won the title, along with Brazil (5) and Uruguay (2). By winning the 1978 and 1986 World Cups .
On the other hand, the Australian national team participated three times before in the World Cup finals, and this participation is the fourth for the Kangaroo team, as their participation in 2010 in South Africa was the first since joining the AFC family, and on the other hand, the previous two participations were in 1974 in West Germany and 2006 in Germany as a qualifying team for Oceania.