Argentina v Saudi Arabia LIVE commentary: Lionel Messi looks to inspire side to World Cup glory – date, kick-off time and how to listen on talkSPORT

    Argentina will get their World Cup campaign underway against Saudi Arabia as Lionel Messi looks to inspire his side to glory.

    The current Copa America champions head to Qatar as one of the favourites to lift the trophy.

    Can Messi lead Argentina to glory?

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    Can Messi lead Argentina to glory?

    The Albicelestes were last crowned world champions in 1986, but have a squad stacked full of talent and will fancy their chances of going far.

    And if they get off to a good start against Saudi Arabia, you would expect them to get out of the group with relative ease.

    Meanwhile, their opponents are set for their second consecutive World Cup and will hope to build on their one win in Russia.

    Argentina vs Saudi Arabia: talkSPORT coverage

    This World Cup Group C tie will get underway at 10am UK time on Tuesday, 22 November.

    The game will be held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium located in Lusail.

    The action will be live on talkSPORT 2 with commentary from Adam Bridge and former Republic of Ireland striker David Connolly.

    To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

    You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

    Argentina’s Copa America win will give them confidence

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    Argentina’s Copa America win will give them confidence

    Argentina vs Saudi Arabia: Squad and team news

    talkSPORT will bring you all the latest news from the entire World Cup throughout November and December.

    Argentina

    • Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez, Geronimo Rulli, Franco Armani
    • Defenders: Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, German Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Marcos Acuna, Nicolas Tagliafico, Juan Foyth
    • Midfielders: Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alexis Mac Allister, Guido Rodriguez, Alejandro Gomez, Enzo Fernandez, Exequiel Palacios
    • Forwards: Angel di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Julian Alvarez, Nicolas Gonzalez, Joaquin Correa, Paulo Dybala, Lionel Messi

    Saudi Arabia

    • Goalkeepers: Mohammed Al-Owais, Nawaf Al-Aqidi, Mohammed Al-Yami
    • Defenders: Hassan Tambakti, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Abdullah Madu, Saud Abdulhamid, Sultan Al-Ghanam, Mohammed Al-Breik, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Ali Al-Hassan
    • Midfielders: Abdulellah Al-Malki, Riyadh Sharahili, Abdullah Otayf, Mohamed Kanno, Nasser Al-Dawsari, Salman Al-Faraj, Sami Al-Najei, Salem Al-Dawsari, Hattan Bahebri
    • Forwards: Fahad Al-Muwallad, Abdulrahman Al-Aboud, Haitham Asiri, Firas Al-Buraikan, Saleh Al-Shehri

    Watch the World Cup with talkSPORT

    At talkSPORT we are powered by fans, so come and join us for the ultimate World Cup fan experience this winter – at the talkSPORT Fan Zone.

    In a huge indoor venue under the arches at Waterloo in London, we’ll bring you live screenings of every World Cup game.

    There will be Q&As with talkSPORT talent, you’ll be part of our live broadcasts, and there will be plenty of food and drink on offer too.

    Come and enjoy the best World Cup fan experience in London – and enjoy a pint on us – with tickets all games on sale HERE!

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