After losing their opener 4-1 to France, Australia defeated Tunisia and Denmark to finish second in Group D.
Argentina will be keen to register their third successive victory in the FIFA World Cup 2022 when they face Australia in the round of 16. Lionel Messi and Co did well to overcome the poor start they made to this competition by winning their final two group matches in a convincing fashion. That helped them top Group C and reach the last-16 stage as one of the teams to look out for. Their run in the competition has been similar to the one Australia have also been enduring.
|Argentina vs Australia||Key details|
|Venue||Ahmad bin Ali Stadium|
|Kickoff time in India||12:30 am (Sunday)|
|Kickoff time in Argentina||4:00 pm (Saturday)|
|Kickoff time in Australia||6 am (Sunday)|
|Kickoff time in Qatar||10:00 pm (Saturday)|
After suffering a shock loss to Saudi Arabia in their opener, Argentina supporters could have been forgiven for fearing the worse. However, they did well to record back-to-back 2-0 victories in their final two group games to top Group C. Standing in their way is a spirited Australian side that followed a similar path to the South American country. After losing their opener 4-1 to France, Australia defeated Tunisia and Denmark to finish second in Group D. That mini-winning run will give them plenty of confidence ahead of this round-of-16 encounter.
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There have been some interesting battles unfolding between these two nations in the past. Unsurprisingly though the South American nation have the superior hand in this contest. Out of the seven matches played between them, Argentina have won been successful on five occasions. Australia have been on the right side of the scoreline only once and the remaining fixture ended in a draw. The last time they played each other was in a 2007 friendly match when Argentina won 1-0.
|Total Argentina goals||12|
|Total Australia goals||7|
|Biggest Argentina win||4-2 (2005)|
|Biggest Australia win||4-1 (1988)|
|Australia lose to Argentina||0-1|
|Australia lose to Argentina||2-4|
|Argentina beat Australia||2-0|
|Argentina beat Australia||1-0|
|Australia draw Argentina||1-1|