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Argentina vs Saudi Arabia: Records, Stats, Goals, Head to Head & everything to know

The defending Copa America champions are in the middle of a scintillating 36-game unbeaten run across all competitions.

Argentine forward Lionel Messi in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@Argentina
By Karthik Raman | Nov 21, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Argentina have a chance to make a fast start to the 2022 World Cup when they face Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Keeping the South American nation’s impressive recent run in mind, it will be difficult to expect Saudi Arabia to get anything out of the match at Lusail Stadium. The defending Copa America champions are in the middle of a scintillating 36-game unbeaten run across all competitions. They are one of the favourites to go all the way in Qatar and to do that Argentina will look to start the competition with three points on Tuesday.

Argentina vs Saudi ArabiaKey details
DateNovember 22
VenueLusail Stadium
Kickoff time in India3:30 pm
Kickoff time in Argentina7 am
Kickoff time in Saudi Arabia1 pm
Kickoff time in Qatar1 pm

It is not only their unbeaten streak that has been impressive but Argentina have hit the top form at the right time. They are heading into the World Cup on the back of beating the United Arab Emirates 5-0. To put it into perspective, Argentina are on a five-match winning run in all competitions and did not concede a single goal in any of them. However, they scored an astonishing 19 goals in that period. On the other hand, Saudi Arabia’s recent form is not encouraging. They could only manage a draw and a defeat in the two matches they played in November. 

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Argentina vs Saudi Arabia: Records, Stats & Goals

The two countries have not played each other frequently but there have been a few interesting battles unfolding between them. A total of four games have been played between these two nations and unsurprisingly, Argentina have held the upper hand in the head-to-head. The South American nation won two of those games and the remaining two ended in draws. The last time these two countries played each other was in 2012 when the friendly ended as a goalless draw.

Key DetailsStats
Total matches4
Argentina won2
Saudi Arabia won
Draws2
Total Argentina goals7
Total Saudi Arabia goals3
Biggest Argentina win3-1 (1992)
Biggest Saudi Arabia win

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Head-to-Head Record

Last 5 matches (all competitions)Results
Saudi Arabia draw Argentina0-0
Argentina beat Saudi Arabia3-1
Argentina beat Saudi Arabia2-0
Argentina draw Saudi Arabia2-2


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