Argentina vs Venezuela | Match Info, Preview & Lineup

La Albiceleste have already secured their place in the showpiece tournament in Qatar, but they will surely give their 100% to complete the process in the top spot.

Leo Messi returned to the squad, while Paulo Dybala was surprisingly left out of the squad.

Marcos Acuna and Papu Gomez also missed the cut. Inter striker Lautaro Martinez is widely expected to lead the line for the home side.

La Vinotinto, on the other hand, have nothing to play against Argentina as they are stuck at the bottom with just ten points in their pocket.

David faces Goliath in Buenos Aires, and anything but a regular home win would be a big surprise.

Lionel Messi is considered one of the best players in the history of football. He was born on June 24, 1987 in Rosario and started his football career at Newell's Old Boys.

At the age of 10 he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, but realizing his potential at a young age, Barcelona decided to pay for his treatment.

Messi joined Barca in 2001 and he has been playing for the Camp Nou team ever since.

The Argentine magician has won eight La Liga trophies with Barca and he helped the Catalan giants lift no less than four Champions League titles (2005/2006, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2014/2015).

In the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign Messi scored 50 goals for Barca, while netting 14 goals in the 2011/2012 Champions League campaign.

The five-time Golden Ball award winner has established himself as Barcelona's all-time leading goalscorer, but he is yet to win a trophy with the Argentine national team in a major tournament.

Argentina vs Venezuela 
Match Info
Date26 Mar 2022
Time5:00 AM IST 🇮🇳
StadiumLa Bombonera
LeagueWorld Cup Qualifcation

🇦🇷 Argentina XI : Armani; Molina, Pezzella, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Mac Allister; J.Correa, Messi, González

🇻🇪 Venezuela XI : Faríñez; Rosales, Ferraresi, Chancellor, Navarro; Makoun, Brujo Martínez, Cásseres, Yangel Herrera; Rondón, Josef Martínez

🔴 FT : Argentina | 3 - 0 | Venezuela

34' | 1 - 0 | Nicolas Gonzalez
79' | 2 - 0 | Angel Di Maria
82' | 3 - 0 | Lionel Messi

Leo Messi, however, has won the Olympic Gold Medal (2008) and the FIFA World Youth Championship (2005), with la Albiceleste.

Argentina hopes to win again after 1-0 WC Qualification – South America success against Colombia.

Their recent results highlight the fact that a lot of respect should be paid to the Argentine defence. Argentina are ruthless at the back, scoring the number of goals conceded in their last 6 matches with a score of 1. Therefore, time will tell if that pattern will be replicated here in this fixture.

After being beaten in their last match at the hands of Uruguay in the WC Qualifiers – South America action, Venezuela and their fans are hoping for a better result this time around.

Statistics don't lie, and Venezuela have conceded in 6 of their last 6 matches, with the opponent scoring a total of 12 goals. Defensively, Venezuela has not performed too well.

We think that Argentina can create enough chances to score more than one when they meet Venezuela, who won't be easy to find the back of the net.

Hence, we expect to see a controlled 2-0 win score for Argentina at full time.

Predicted Score Argentina vs Venezuela: 2-0