Argentina vs Australia LIVE Football Score 3 Dec 2022

Argentina vs Australia LIVE Football Score 3 Dec 2022

Who: Argentina vs Australia
Where: Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium
When: December 3, 10pm (19:00 GMT)

Argentina are the hot favourites to beat Australia in pursuit of Lionel Messi’s dream of winning his first World Cup.

But they, more than anyone, have learned not to underestimate an underdog, especially the hard-battling Socceroos on Saturday

Louis van Gaal’s side topped Group A, picking up seven points with 2-0 wins over Senegal and Qatar to go alongside a 1-1 draw against Ecuador.

But despite going unbeaten, the Netherlands’ three performances so far left plenty to be desired with a number of key players yet to fully fire and the side heavily reliant on goals from the in-form Cody Gakpo.

That will offer hope to the Americans, who will be the underdogs but have already offered up some proof of their own potential in an unbeaten run in Group B which saw them secure 0-0 and 1-1 draws against England and Wales respectively and a gritty 1-0 win over Iran to ensure their progress.

USA sweat on Pulisic fitness

While the USA sweat on the fitness of star player Christian Pulisic – he has a pelvic injury and is being assessed daily – coach Gregg Berhalter said his team would have no inferiority complex.

“It’s a great opportunity, but it’s not something that we’re going into it thinking is an honour,” Berhalter said. “We deserve to be in the position we’re in. And we want to keep going. We don’t want to be going home on Saturday.

“And from here anything can happen. All we need to do is play one game at a time. There’s no need to even project how far this team can go,” added Berhalter, who has an intimate knowledge of Dutch football. The 49-year-old played in the Dutch league for three different clubs between 1996 and 2000.

For the Netherlands, the key will be to get Memphis Depay flying in attack and Frenkie de Jong on the ball in midfield.

Van Gaal has described them both as indispensable to the Dutch cause.


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