World Cup 2022: Everything you need to know about Argentina

 

By the end of the World Cup, the sports world could be talking about whether Lionel Messi is the greatest soccer player to have ever played the beautiful game.

Should Messi take Argentina to the promised land, the conversation about who is better – him or Cristiano Ronaldo – will be totally different. The Paris Saint-Germain star and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has only one more goal to accomplish in his illustrious career – win a World Cup.

Argentina won the tournament twice before, but not since 1986 thanks to the “Hand of God.” In 2014, the team was runner-up to Germany in the final and in 2018 the team was bounced from the Round of 16. They will look to turn around their fortunes in a tough Group C.

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Lionel Messi, of Argentina, in action during a friendly match between UAE and Argentina ahead of FIFA 2022 World Cup at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Nov. 14, 2022.
(Waleed Zein/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

FOX Sports has the U.S. broadcast rights to the World Cup.

Who is on Argentina’s World Cup roster?

GK Emiliano MartinezGK Geronimo RulliGK Franco ArmaniMF Rodrigo De PaulMF Leandro ParedesMF Alexis Mac AllisterMF Guido RodriguezMF Papu GomezMF Enzo FernandezMF Exequiel PalaciosD Nahuel MolinaD Gonzalo MontielD Cristian RomeroD German PezzellaD Nicolas OtamendiD Lisandro MartinezD Marcos AcunaD Nicolas TagliaficoD Juan FoythF Lionel MessiF Angel Di MariaF Lautao MartinezF Julian AlvarezF Paulo DybalaF Nicolas GonzalezF Joaquin Correa

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Who does Argentina play in the World Cup?

Argentina is in Group C in the World Cup. They play Saudi Arabia on Nov. 22, Mexico on Nov. 26 and Poland on Nov. 30.