Argentina vs Australia is next as Argentina are up against a spirited Australia side in the World Cup round of 16 on Saturday evening.
Argentina have shaken off the opening round shocker to Saudi Arabia and are now ready to push through the knockout stage, hoping to provide Lionel Messi with an elusive World Cup title in what is expected to be his swansong tournament.
Still, they’ll have to get past a plucky Australia side that shocked Denmark in the group stage finale to secure progression to just their second-ever World Cup knockout game.
The Socceroos will hope it goes better than last time they were here, as they were eliminated in heartbreaking fashion back in 2006 by eventual champions Italy. The Italians were a man down after Marco Materazi was sent off just after halftime, but they hung on until Francesco Totti scored a 96th minute penalty to send them through to the quarterfinals.
With Aussie fans still on a high from the scenes against Denmark, they’ll have to regroup and push forward hoping lightning can indeed strike twice against Argentina to follow in Saudi Arabia’s footsteps and ruin Messi’s going away party.
- Location: Al-Rayyan, Qatar
- Stadium: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
- Date: Saturday 4 December
- Kick-off time: 12:30 PM IST
Argentina vs Australia: Where to Watch in India?
Watch on TV: Sports 18/HD
Watch on PC/Mobile/Laptop: Jio Cinema App