Australia vs. Argentina 2022 World Cup live updates

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by - vishal

Argentina and Australia meet in the 2022 World Cup’s second round of 16 match, with a quarter-final against the Netherlands the reward.

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Lionel Messi and his team-mates rebounded from their shock opening loss to Saudi Arabia to defeat Mexico and Poland and top Group C

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Australia did likewise, though few expected them to. The Socceroos were outclassed by France in their first match, losing 4-1, but bounced back to advance thanks to a pair of 1-0 wins over Tunisia and Denmark.

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Speaking after a 2-0 win over Poland that secured Argentina's place in the last 16 as group winners,

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Lionel Messi said: "We went back to being what we were for a long time, and how we were looking to be at the beginning of the World Cup, which for different reasons we could not manage.

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We found ourselves in a situation that we weren't used to. It had been a while since our last defeat," De Paul said of the end of the team's 36-match unbeaten run.

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That's when you see the character of the team, what kind of group we are. That was the moment to rise."