Argentina defeated Poland 2-0 on Wednesday night in their final FIFA World Cup 2022 group stage fixture to qualify for the Round of 16 as the Group C toppers. Despite losing their final group stage fixture, Poland qualified for the knockouts after managing a better goal difference from Mexico.
Mexico defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 on Wednesday night, had they won with a bigger margin things could have been different in the Group C points table.
However, Lionel Messi-led Argentina confirmed their top spot in the Group C with a win against Poland and fixed their Round of 16 meeting with the likes of Australia, who finished second in the Group D behind France. If Argentina had finished at the second place in the group stage, they will have to square off against the Group D toppers and the defending champions, France in the Round of 16.
Here are the details of Argentina's next match in the FIFA World Cup 2022:
Who will Argentina face in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16?
After finishing the group stage with pole position in their group, Argentina will square off against Australia in the Round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
When will the Round of 16 match between Argentina and Australia take place?
The Round of 16 fixture between Argentina and Australia will take place on December 4 at 12:30 am IST.
Where will the Round of 16 match between Argentina and Australia take place?
The Round of 16 match between Argentina and Australia will take place on Saturday night at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.
The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, Lionel Messi has scored two goals and one assist in three matches in the FIFA World Cup 2022 so far. With his two goals, Messi has now scored a total of eight goals in five FIFA World Cup editions and stands just two goal away to equalize Gabriel Batistuta's all-time top score of 10 goals for Argentina in the World Cups.