Argentina vs Haiti: TV channel, live stream, team news & match preview

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The Albiceleste get their final World Cup preparations under way with Lionel Messi having joined up with the squad over the weekend

Argentina will prepare for their World Cup campaign with a friendly match against Haiti at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires.

Lionel Messi's side were set to face Nicaragua in a friendly, but the game was called off due to safety concerns and the team will now face Haiti.

It is a last preparation ahead of the finals in Russia, with the competition viewed to be Messi's final and best chance to finally lift the trophy.

Goal brings you all you need to know ahead of the friendly clash between the two sides including team news, squad predictions and TV information.

Game Argentina vs Haiti
Date Tuesday, May 29
Time 12am BST/7pm ET
Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


Lionel Messi Argentina

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Squads & Team News


Position Argentina players
Goalkeepers Armani, Caballero, Guzman
Defenders Ansaldi, Fazio, Mercado, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico
Midfielders Acuna, Banega, Biglia, Di Maria, Lanzini, Lo Celso, Mascherano, Meza, Salvio
Forwards Aguero, Dybala, Higuain, Messi, Pavon

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero's World Cup participation has been ruled out due to a knee injury, and though he was back-up keeper for the Red Devils he was first-choice for Argentina and his exclusion will be a big blow.

Potential starting XI: Caballero; Ansaldi, Otamendi, Fazio, Tagliafico; Mascherano, Lo Celso; Lanzini, Messi, Di María; Higuaín

Position Haiti players
Goalkeepers Duverger, Placide
Defenders Arcus, Jean-Baptiste, Christian, Geffrard, Jerome 
Midfielders Ade, Alceus, Cantave, Cheuvreuil, Etienne, Herivaux, Labissiere, Sabat, Sanon, Thuriere 
Forwards Nazon

Potential starting XI: Duverger; Carlens, Adé, Christian Junior, Vorbe; Alceus, Herivaux; Saba, Cantave, Sprangers; Nazon


Betting & Match Odds


A victory for Argentina is available for 1/20 on dabblebet, while a draw is between the two sides is offered at 10/1 and a Haiti upset is up for 25/1.

Click here to see all of dabblebet's offers for this weeks' international friendly matches.


Game Preview


Gonzalo Higuain Argentina

Argentina's friendly against Haiti will see them bid farewell to their home fans in Buenos Aires, and Jorge Sampaoli will be eager to get his preparations for Russia under way as quickly as he can by deciding on certain formations and tactics.

It will be a surprise if Messi is included in the line-up or plays a massive part in the friendly as the Barcelona forward will no doubt want to be rested ahead of Russia, but it gives a chance for him to pay respects to his home fans and rejuvenate his team ahead of what could be his last chance of lifting the World Cup.

At 30, the Argentine is heading into his twilight years as a footballer, and though he has lifted practically every club trophy under the sun with Barcelona, he has yet to win any major silverware with his national side – coming close in 2014 when he reached the final but ultimately suffered heartbreak against Germany.

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An emphatic win against Haiti will likely lift spirits ahead of the tournament, especially with the Albiceleste's supporters.

Argentina's first World Cup game is against Iceland on June 16th in Moscow – a fixture which will see one of the most famed and stories sides in football come up against a national team who have yet to even appear in a World Cup.

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