Argentina Set to Make Up to 4 Changes for Crucial World Cup Group C Clash Against Mexico

Argentina Set to Make Up to 4 Changes for Crucial World Cup Group C Clash Against Mexico

Chukwu Ikechukwu
November 24, 2022 at 1:15 PM
  • Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni could make up to four changes for their crucial Group C clash against Mexico on November 27
  • Scaloni revealed that he and his team were disappointed after failing to secure a win in their first game against Saudi Arabia
  • Argentina faces a win-at-all-cost situation against Mexico after a shock 2-1 defeat to the Green Falcons in their opening World Cup game

Argentina’s shock loss to Saudi Arabia, in the 2022 World Cup Group C opener, has led to manager Lionel Scaloni considering making some changes to his starting line-up against Mexico.

La Albiceleste will need to win against their North American opponents on Saturday to keep their World Cup dreams alive, after suffering a surprise 2-1 defeat to the Green Falcons.

Argentina, Lionel Messi, Lionel Scaloni, Mexico, Qatar 2022, FIFA World Cup.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni will make four changes to his starting line-up in a must-win group game against Mexico. Photo by Marvin Ibo Guaengoer
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According to Sportskeeda, Scaloni could make as many as four changes for the game against Mexico, with Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez possibly replacing Cristian Romero in the starting XI.

Enzo Fernandez or Alexis Mac Allister have been tipped to come in place of Papu Gomez, while Gonzalo Montiel and Marcos Acuna could start in place of Nicolas Tagliafico and Nahuel Molina.

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Argentina are bidding to win a third World Cup trophy, after previous triumphs in the 1978 and 1986 tournaments.

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Meanwhile, Argentina's painful 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia has been made even worse by the revelation that VAR committed a stunning error, Daily Mirror reported.

Argentina could've been two goals clear long before half-time, as striker Martinez had a 28th-minute goal ruled out for offside by VAR, after the on-field linesman initially allowed it to stand.

FIFA's cutting-edge technology quickly realised that Inter Milan star Martinez was just ahead of his defender when teammate Gomez sent him through, and the goal was disallowed.

Argentina aiming to bounce back

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that tennis superstar Rafael Nadal is not too bothered about Argentina’s shock loss to Saudi Arabia, after La Albiceleste had their 36-game unbeaten record ended in their first World Cup match.

Herve Renard’s team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the World Cup so far, after defeating the South Americans 2-1 in the opening Group C game.

Nadal believes Argentina will turn their World Cup fortunes around with their remaining two games in the group stages.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..
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