How did Argentina’s rivals in Qatar’s World Cup group stage do in their last matches?


Argentina will face Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland for Group C of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Within the last 20 days, these national teams played some official and unofficial matches, preparing themselves for the biggest competition in Qatar.

Saudi Arabia will be Argentina’s first opponent of the tournament, on November 22nd. The team coached by the French Hervé Renard played two friendly games recently. Both against South American teams; both 0-1 losses:

0-1 vs Colombia (June 5)
0-1 vs Venezuela (June 9)

Lionel Scaloni’s team will face Mexico on matchday 2, on November 26th . The team commanded by Argentina’s coach from mid-2014 to mid-2016, Gerardo Martino, participated lately in two official and three unofficial games:

2-1 vs. Nigeria (May 28)
0-3 vs Uruguay (June 2)
1-0 vs Ecuador (June 5)
3-0 vs Surinam (June 11)
1-1 vs Jamaica (June 14)

Argentina’s last rival in the World Cup’s group stage will be Poland, on November 30th. The team captained by their great star Robert Lewandowski were far away from playing their best football this June, and there have been harsh comments from the local press towards the players and the coach. They played four matches for the Group 4 (League A) of the European Nations League, winning one, tying one, and losing two:

2-1 vs Wales (June 1)
1-6 vs Belgium (June 8)
2-2 vs Netherlands (June 11)
0-1 vs Belgium (June 14)


  1. ARG might face France/Denmark in R16…
    Denmark is in good form & have momentum/winning streak going into the WC…

    NET, BEL & GER are the other teams gaining momentum going into the WC…

    Hopefully Scaloni making a note of these teams….. FRA/DEN, NET, BRA/ESP/GER & Finals….

  2. Poland fired their coach just a few months ago, they are not doing well, they were very lucky against Sweden in the play off to score against the run of the play and win.
    Mexico is not doing well either, probably this is their worst team in recent memory but they always manage to get their house together before the World Cup.
    Saudi Arabia has a good team, I think they were the best team in Asia during the qualifiers but not sure if they have the mentality for the World Cup, they are inexperienced and all play in their own local league.

    We should be topping this group easily; however, the best teams are in our bracket f the knockout stage: Holland, Brazil and whoever comes on top in the Spain/Germany Group. Not to mention our second round opponent which will very likely be one of France or Denmark

    • I disagree. Netherlands is a mediocre side and denmark also a mediocre side. Our tough games will start from semifinals. We will play 2 very tough game in semi and final. You can’t judge teams based on nations league plus it will be difficult for European teams to perform in Asia last wc it was played in Europe bt this time asia with huge support for the South American countries specially Argentina and Brazil

      • Denmark is not a mediocre side, one of the most in form European teams of this year. Did you watch them in the Euros last year? Denmark could be almost as dangerous as France given current form

        • Fully agreed about Denmark, Olive as anyone who is calling any team a mediocore is kind a bit of the mark an having a bit of an gamble too so would i rather say and also insulting other nations by calling them mediocore is not advicible at all instead it may lead to something dangerous in the end which may just give extra motivation to other nations hearing such a thing so i advice not to either talk about mediocore middfielders of Arg as there is none exept maybe Mc Allister who i would not Still call by name mediocore and also i advice to stop using this mediocore crab about anything in general
          , period!

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