Argentina lost 2-0 vs. Uruguay on Thursday and it was their first World Cup qualifying loss since 2017 and their first at home in over seven years.
Lionel Scaloni’s team lost for the first time since their 2-1 match against Saudi Arabia at the World Cup. Having gone undefeated throughout all of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Scaloni’s team have now lost for the first time in these qualifiers.
The last time Argentina had lost a World Cup qualifier was away against Bolivia in 2017 when Edgardo Bauza was still coach of the team. Lionel Messi had missed that match due a suspension he received against Chile for speaking out against the referees.
Argentina’s last World Cup qualifying loss at home came in October 2016 in a 1-0 defeat against Paraguay. It was a match where Lionel Messi did not play due to injury and it was Sergio Agüero who wore the number 10 shirt as he missed a penalty in that match.
Scaloni’s 2-0 loss against Uruguay was his first loss in a World Cup qualifying match.