In the preliminary stage, either Argentina, Mexico, or Poland is expected to exit, adding an extra element of interest to Group C. The ultimate prize that the top teams in the world are competing for is the trophy in the FIFA World Cup 2022, which kicks off this week.
Argentina came agonizingly close to winning the FIFA World Cup in 2018, but their comprehensive performance was undone by the eventual champions France. Lionel Messi, an in-form player, will be the focal point of their attack, and the Albicelestes will rely on their ranking and the intent to group their toppings.
Mexico is capable of perfectly pulling off an upset against strong opponents like Argentina, as they have impressive players in the ranks of Jimenez Raul and Lozano Hirving. The giants of CONCACAF need to fixture this up and cut them out in order to work their way to victory.
The Copa America has been a platform for impressive occasions, but Mexico has only managed to secure five victories against Argentina, the champions who have drawn the attention of many. Out of the 35 matches played between these two teams, Argentina has won 16 and has a good record against Mexico.
Lautaro Martinez will aim to replicate his heroic performance this month, as he scored a brilliant hat-trick on the day. The meeting between the two teams ended in a comprehensive 4-0 victory for Argentina, taking place as a rematch from their previous encounter in 2019.
Argentina easily won the match 3-1 the last time they played against Mexico in the Round of 16 during the 2010 World Cup in the FIFA World Cup. Argentina also emerged victorious in the other two World Cup matches between these two teams.
Argentina vs Mexico Head-to-Head Statistics
Argentina has won three matches against Mexico in the FIFA World Cup, but they have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of them, with an aggregate margin of 11-5.
In the current Argentina World Cup team, Lautaro Martinez and Lionel Messi stand out as the top goal scorers versus Mexico, both having scored three goals each.
Argentina has come out on top in their past three games against Mexico in all tournaments, scoring a combined eight goals without allowing any.
Argentina is currently on a streak of 35 matches, which came to an end in 2021, matching Italy’s record streak of 37 matches.
Lionel Messi holds the third position in the list of leading goal-scorers in football history at the international level, having scored 90 goals in 164 matches, thus establishing himself as Argentina’s most prolific goal-scorer in history.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many occasions have Argentina competed against Mexico?
In the FIFA World Cup, Argentina has won all of these matches against Mexico. Argentina has played a total of 16 matches against Mexico on the international stage, winning every time.
Has Argentina ever emerged victorious in any Football World Cup?
In 1978, Argentina secured their inaugural World Cup triumph as the host country, later propelled by the influence of Diego Maradona to attain their second conquest in 1986.