Match Today: Argentina vs Poland 30-11-2022 Qatar World Cup 2022
Poland and Argentina meet in the final round of Group C, as the two teams seek victory to ensure their advancement to the round of 16.
Poland only needs a draw to secure its place in the next round, while a loss for Argentina will lead to their elimination. All four teams in the group could still qualify although in Mexico's case they would need to win and hope Poland beat Argentina. If Poland loses, they can still qualify depending on the outcome of the other match in the group. A loss for Poland and a victory for Saudi Arabia would see the Poles eliminated while a draw or victory for Mexico would mean that goal difference could separate the two teams. Both teams will want to top the group as the second-placed team will play the winners from Group D which would likely be defending champions France, a team to avoid. Poland only needs to win to top the group, while Argentina will need to win the other match to end in a draw, or Mexico will win for South America to top the group. IF Argentina and Saudi Arabia both won while Poland struggled to find goals in recent matches although they made up for their poor goal-scoring performance with excellent defence. They will be more than happy to draw as they progress to the next round, so we can expect them to prepare very defensively. Argentina were also great in defense and will be looking to score first again and shore up their defense to get the win.
Argentina vs Poland
Poland could have been very nervous going into their final match against Saudi Arabia after the Saudis caused one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history by beating Argentina in their opening match. The Poles safely negotiated what could be a tough game, winning 2-0 with star striker Robert Lewandowski finally scoring his first World Cup goal. Poland has gone undefeated in its last four matches, with three wins and one draw. They have been stingy in defense as they have kept clean sheets in their last four matches. Argentina entered the tournament as one of the favorites because they had been on a 36-match unbeaten run but were knocked to the ground by Saudi Arabia. But they bounced back in style by defeating Mexico 2-0, with their captain and talisman Lionel Messi leading from the top with an excellent goal. Argentina will be looking to get off to a fast start again as no team has scored first against them since November 2020. Their last two matches against European opposition in the 2018 World Cup resulted in losses to Croatia and France but they have yet to lose three consecutive matches against Europe. opposition in this tournament.
Poland vs Argentina
Poland's head coach Czeslaw Micniewicz is expected to name the unchanged starting line-up for the 2022 World Cup final in Group C against Argentina on Wednesday. After a goalless draw with Mexico in the opening match, Michniewicz made three changes to his squad against Saudi Arabia on Saturday, as the Poles went on to win 2-0 thanks to goals from Piotr Zielinski and Robert Lewandowski. Lewandowski having scored his first World Cup goal, it is likely that Arkadiusz Milik will join him in attack once again. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni may decide to revamp his starting line-up yet again for the final Group C match against Poland on Wednesday. Captain Messi is likely to be joined in attack by Lautaro Martinez and Angel Di Maria, although Julian Alvarez and Paulo Dybala are also vying for a starting berth. Enzo Fernandez, who scored the second goal in the latter game, could get his first in Qatar alongside Rodrigo de Paul, while Guido Rodriguez, Alexis McAllister and Leandro Paredes are poised for the final three. Midfield: Poland have not conceded a goal in their last four matches. They have scored just four goals in their last six matches. Poland's last six matches have produced fewer than a goal. Argentina have kept clean sheets in six of their last seven matches. They have only conceded four goals in their last 17 matches. Only once in Argentina's last seven matches have both teams scored.