The Argentine team plays this Tuesday in New Jersey, United States, its last official friendly match before the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the rival is Jamaica, a team that did not qualify for the ecumenical appointment – it was sixth in the Concacaf Qualifiers – but that will serve Lionel Scaloni to test variants and players before giving the final list of 26 for the great objective of the year, precisely the World Cup. The match at the Red Bull Arena is scheduled for 21 (Argentine time).
Both teams met three times, with the victory of the albiceleste on all occasions: World Cup 1998 (5-0), Lottery Cup of the Province in 2010 (2-1), and finally in the Copa America of Chile 2015, in a match that ended 1-0 with a goal by Gonzalo Higuaín.
Argentina vs. Jamaica: TV Channel and Live Streaming
Argentina: TyC Sports Argentina, Claro Sports, TyC Sports Play
Austria: DAZN, Sport1 Extra, sportdigital
Belize: Claro Sports
Canada: fuboTV Canada, beIN SPORTS XTRA, Fanatiz Canada, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada
France: beIN Sports 1, Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: sportdigital, DAZN, Sport1 Extra
Italy: Mola TV
Mexico: Marca Claro, Claro Sports
United States: fuboTV (7-day free trial), beIN SPORTS XTRA en Español, beIN SPORTS XTRA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
How to watch and odds
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 26 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Red Bull Arena — Harrison, N.J.
TV: beIN Sports xTra | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Scaloni will have several changes in the initial formation compared to the one that beat Honduras last Friday in Miami 3-0. The arch will again be occupied by Emiliano Martínez -the previous match saved Gerónimo Rulli-; Cristian Romero, who has already joined the squad after obtaining the Visa, is shaping up to add minutes; Gonzalo Montiel could replace Nahuel Molina; and Marcos Acuña and Ángel Di María will be part of the game along with Rodrigo de Paul, Leandro Paredes, Lionel Messi, and Lautaro Martínez.
For other exponents such as Paulo Dybala, Enzo Fernández, Alexis Mac Allister, Facundo Medina, Ángel Correa, and Julián Álvarez it is the last opportunity to show with the shirt of the national team that they want to be in Qatar and, if they have minutes, they will have to take advantage of the opportunity.
Against the Central Americans, the albiceleste will play its last official match before the ecumenical event. Although he is scheduled for another friendly on November 16 against the United Arab Emirates team led by former Boca coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena, that match that will be played in Abu Dhabi is part of a commercial agreement of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) with his counterpart from the emirate and taking into account the proximity of the debut against Saudi Arabia, it is speculated that it will not be a traditional or official meeting.
The World Cup will begin on November 20 with the duel between Qatar, and the selection of Ecuador led by Argentine coach Gustavo Alfaro. The match was brought forward a day after a request from the Organising Committee to FIFA. According to the initial schedule, the venue did not debut in the tournament until the third match of the calendar, after England begins its journey against Iran, in group B. With the modification, the first match of the English at the Khalifa International Stadium would not be affected and neither would the other clash of group B, in which Wales will face the United States. On the other hand, the match between the Netherlands and Senegal would move to the schedule currently occupied by Qatar, that is, between the English and Welsh matches.
In Group C, Lionel Scaloni’s team will debut against Saudi Arabia on November 22 at 7 (Argentine time). Then it will clash with Mexico on the 26th at 16; and, finally, it will face Poland on the 30th, also at 16.
If they are in the top two, they will advance to the knockout stages and face rivals from Group D that make up France, Peru, Denmark and Tunisia.
Lautaro Martinez scores twice, Messi gets one off the bench and Argentina win comfortably. Pick: Argentina 4, Jamaica 0