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Highlights | Argentina(1) vs Saudi Arabia(2) - FIFA World Cup 2022 Match: Messi and co stunned by Saudi Arabia

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Highlights | Argentina(1) vs Saudi Arabia(2) - FIFA World Cup 2022 Match: Messi and co stunned by Saudi Arabia
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Talismanic Argentina footballer Lionel Messi will open his campaign in possibly his final FIFA World Cup appearance against Saudi Arabia in a Group C clash at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar on Tuesday (November 22). Messi remains in touching distance of his long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to World Cups. The Argentinian striker has scored 6 goals while Ronaldo has seven to his name – a couple of goals against Saudi Arabia will take Messi past the Portugal striker on Tuesday.

There has been some injury concern surrounding Messi before the opening game as well, with speculation around Messi’s ankle. “I have no issues whatsoever. I heard there were rumours about having to miss part of the training or training a part of the training, no, it’s just precautions. Nothing strange or out of the ordinary,” Messi was quoted as saying by Goal website.

“I have not done anything different, I just took care of myself. I have worked as I have done throughout my entire career. This is a special moment, most likely my last World Cup. My last opportunity to make my dream, our dream a reality,” Messi said during the pre-match press conference.

The 35-year-old was instrumental in carry the Albiceleste to the 2014 World Cup final but fell short of the title, losing to Germany in the final. However, Argentina crashed out of the FIFA World Cup 2022 round of 16 stage in 2018 in Russia.

Messi is also the most-capped footballer in the World Cups with 19 games so far among active players. He can go on to break the record of German Lothar Matthaus, who has appeared in 25 World Cup matches, in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Check LIVE Scores and Updates from FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia here.

22 November 2022
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Full time - LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 score: Argentina stunned by Saudi Arabia!

Lionel Messi and Argentina stunned by Saudi Arabia. What a disappointing start for the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner and his side but full credit to Saudi Arabia, they have given their hearts out on the field in their opener of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.

Argentina 1 - 2 Saudi Arabia

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74 MINS - LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 score: Argentina makes changes!

Argentina have made 4 changes to their starting eleven so far as Saudi Arabia plan to hold on to their one-goal lead in this contest. Argentina need that Messi magic at the moment.

Argentina 1 - 2 Saudi Arabia

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64 MINS - LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 score: Argentina pushing hard!

Lionel Messi and Argentina are pushing hard for a equaliser but Saudi Arabia are defending with their hearts out. What a performance by Saudi Arabia in the second half.

Argentina 1 - 2 Saudi Arabia

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53 MINS - LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 score: Saudi Arabia score again!

Saudi Arabia with another one as Argentina are stunned in their opener. Two goals within the window of 5 minutes for Saudi Arabia.

Argentina 1 - 2 Saudi Arabia

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48 MINS: LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 score: Saudi Arabia SCORE!

Saudi Arabia comeback into the contest with a stunning strike in the 48th minute. Just 3 minutes into the second half and Argentina have to score again to lead the proceedings.

Argentina 1 - 1 Saudi Arabia

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Half-time: LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 score: Messi and co lead by 1 goal!

Argentina hold on to their one-goal lead at half-time. Saudi Arabia have defended with discipline in the first half apart from that penalty. Lionel Messi is the difference maker at half time.

Argentina 1 - Saudi Arabia

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39 MINS: LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 score: Argentina hunt for goal!

Argentina are pushing hard for a goal but Saudi Arabia hold on to the one-goal deficit.

Argentina 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia

 Lautaro Martinez's superb chip is ruled out for offside#ARG | #FIFAWorldCup

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30 MINS: LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 score: VAR spoiling Argentina party!

VAR has spoiled the Argentina party as the Lionel Messi-led side have had 2 goals ruled out so far inside 30 minutes of this clash against Saudi Arabia.

Argentina 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia

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19 MINS: LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 score: Argentina on top!

Lionel Messi and co are in red-hot form at the moment as they give no easy pickings to the Saudi Arabia side. It is getting intense at the moment as both sides go at it. 

Argentina 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia

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9 MINS: LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 score: GOAL!

Lionel Messi scores for Argentina! Saudi Arabia pay the price early for a foul during the corner. The 35-year-old has now equalled Ronaldo's goal tally at the FIFA World Cup.

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Lionel Messi and Argentina kick off their FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar campaign against Saudi Arabia. Can the little magician pull off something extra-ordinary in his final World Cup? Let's see.

Argentina 0 - 0 Saudi Arabia

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LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 score: Lineups out!

Argentina (4-3-3): Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Gomez; Lionel Messi, Lisandro Martinez, Angel Di Maria

Saudi Arabia (4-3-3): Alowais; Abdulhamid, Altambakti, Albulaihi, Alshahrani; Kanno, Almalki, Alfaraj; Albrikan, Alshehri, Aldawsari

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ARG vs KSG: Head-to-head stats

Lionel Messi's Argentina have never lost to Saudi Arabia. The two sides have faced off 4 times in the past with Argentina winning twice and drawing twice as well. What can Messi magic produce in their first FIFA World Cup 2022 match on Tuesday.

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ARG vs KSA: Mexico and Poland play 2nd game of Group C today

Robert Lewandowski's Poland and Mexico, who are also in Lionel Messi and Argentina's Group C also play their first game on Tuesday.

Check Live Streaming details of Mexico vs Poland here.

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Argentina vs Saudi Arabia: Check out HOTTEST Argentina football WAGS

Lionel Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo to Lissandro Martinez GF Muri Lopez Benitez, find out all about Argentina's football WAGS before their opening FIFA World Cup 2022 match against Saudi Arabia.

Check out HOTTEST football WAGS from Argentina here. 

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ARG vs KSA: Get ready for Group C action

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Argentina vs Saudi Arabia: Lionel Messi wants to be 'world champion'

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