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How to watch Argentina vs Australia FIFA World Cup 2022: Match preview and start time


The Socceroos line up against the 2-time World Cup champions.

SUMMARY: The Argentina vs Australia 2022 FIFA World Cup match is exclusive to watch on SBS or stream on SBS On Demand.

After all the emotion of making the round of 16, Australia needs to refocus in their match vs Argentina.

Australia have equalled their best result at a FIFA World Cup, having made the round of 16 for the first and previously only time back in 2006.

Meanwhile, Argentina have made 5 FIFA World Cup finals, winning twice in 1978 and 1986.

What time is Argentina vs Australia kick-off in the FIFA World Cup?

Argentina vs Australia kicks off at 6am AEDT on Sunday 4 December at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar.

How to watch Argentina vs Australia FIFA World Cup round of 16 game live

There's no other way to watch Argentina vs Australia than on free-to-air TV via SBS.

You can also stream the game on SBS on Demand, which is free. All you need is an account to watch.

Simply create an account with your email address if you don't have one already.

You can check out our full guide to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar here.

Where else can I watch Australian and Argentinian players in action?

After the World Cup is done for both teams, you can catch the players taking part in competitions worldwide.

Across Europe, you can see the likes of Harry Souttar and Riley McGree in the EFL, Lionel Messi in Ligue 1, Ángel Di María in Serie A and Mitch Duke and Aaron Mooy in the Scottish Premiership and Bundesliga, which you can watch via beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Kayo and Foxtel Now.

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Some Argentinian players including Tottenham's Cristian Romero, Man City's Julián Álvarez plus the Socceroos Garang Kuol also take part in the EPL, which you can watch via Optus Sport, along with Awer Mabil in Spain's La Liga competition.

A host of Australian players including goal scorers Craig Goodwin and Mathew Leckie compete in the A-League, which you can view via Paramount Plus. It restarts next week after breaking for the World Cup.

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Argentina vs Australia match preview

Australia and Argentina had similar paths to this point in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Both lost their first match before winning their following 2.

The difference was Argentina had an unexpected loss against Saudi Arabia while Australia unsurprisingly lost to defending champions France.

That Argentina loss to Saudi Arabia will give the Socceroos a lot of belief.

Australia lost 1-0 to the Saudis earlier this year, but prior to that has a winning record. Plus, there have been several other big upsets throughout this World Cup.

Argentina vs Australia

While both teams stepped up after losing, some of Argentina's big names have been hitting their stride, which is ominous for Australia.

Despite beating Denmark, the Aussies were still dominated in possession 69% to 31%.

It would be surprising to see Australian coach Graham Arnold make any big changes to the side.

Other than changing the starting right back in each game, everything else has been consistent with the starting XI.

It remains to be seen if it will be Fran Karačić or Milos Degenek start at right back.

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has continued tweaking his team throughout the tournament.

In their last fixture against Mexico, he changed the formation from a 4-4-2 which they had used in the first 2 matches to a 4-3-3.

Australia would be happy to have gotten this far, but they'd no doubt want to continue to go toe-to-toe with the world's best.

Although they were knocked out at the round of 16 at the previous World Cup, Argentina have never been eliminated twice in a row before the final 8 since the round of 16 was introduced in 1986.

If Australia fall at this point, they should be proud to have made it to the round of 16 again.

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