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Qatar v Argentina

Qatar vs Argentina: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

20:00 SAST 2019/06/23
Lionel Messi Argentina 2019
A win would land a quarter-final spot for La Albiceleste, but they take on a side high on confidence after two close-fought affairs

Argentina look to secure their first win of the Copa America against Qatar after disappointing performances in their opening two fixtures. 

Lionel Scaloni's side sit bottom of Group B, but a win on Sunday would mean they are guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals as one of the top-two third-placed teams. 

La Albiceleste suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to the Colombians before only managing a draw against Paraguay.

Qatar, meanwhile, received a confidence boost after they nearly managed a point last time out, conceding in the 86th minute to lose 1-0 to Colombia.

Game Qatar vs Argentina
Date Sunday, June 23
Time 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm ET
Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US),  the game can be  watched live  and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
Telemundo fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Premier Sports 1 and can be streamed via Premier Player HD.

UK TV channel Online stream
Premier Sports 1 Premier Player HD

Squads & Team News


Position Qatar squad
Goalkeepers Al Sheeb, Hassan, Al-Bakri
Defenders Hassan, Ismail, Ro-Ro, Ali Mukhtar, Al-Rawi, Salman, Al-Muhaza
Midfielders Boudiaf, Khoukhi, Hatem, Ali Afif, Fatehi, Al-Hajri, Moein, Al-Ahrak
Forwards Al-Haydos, Akram Afif, Ali, Alaaeldin

Confirmed Qatar starting XI: Al Sheeb; Al Rawy, Khoukhi, Salman; Correia, Al Heidos, Al Hajri, Abdullah, Boudiaf, Afif; Abdulla.

Position Argentina squad
Goalkeepers Armani, Marchesin, Andrada
Defenders Foyth, Tagliafico, Saravia, Pezzella, Funes Mori, Casco, Otamendi
Midfielders Paredes, Pereyra, Acuna, Di Maria, Pizarro, De Paul, Rodriguez, Lo Celso
Forwards Aguero, Messi, Suarez, Dybala, Lautaro Martinez

Confirmed Argentina starting XI:  Armani; Saravia, Foyth, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Lo Celso, Paredes, De Paul; Messi, Aguero, Lautaro.


Betting & Match Odds


Argentina are priced at 2/9 with bet365  to notch their first win of the tournament. Qatar are 12/1 outsiders, while a draw is available at 5/1.

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Match Preview


It would have taken a bold soul to predict Qatar would be ahead of Argentina going into the last round of fixtures in Group B.

But with both sides sitting level on one point, an inferior goal difference leaves the 2015 and 2016 Copa America runners-up at the foot of the table.

The likes of Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala and Aguero are yet to score in open play, with Barcelona's star forward having netted the Argentine's only goal of the tournament so far from the spot.

La Albiceleste received a major boost on Saturday, though, as Peru's 5-0 defeat to Brazil meant Argentina will qualify if they win their final group match. 

Scaloni said ahead of the clash against Qatar: "The result of Brazil against Peru did not change us, because we should win and we are focused on that. Psychologically and emotionally we are well."

And the former West Ham defender is pleased with the fight he has seen in his squad.

"I cannot criticise the players for their spirit, I do not think it's a question of attitude or temperament," Scaloni continued. "I think it's a football issue."

Although some fans calling on Argentina to put in an attacking display against a seemingly less-talented Qatar side, Scaloni appeared cautious of naming an imbalanced line-up.

"When you put more strikers in the side, you have problems and we have to compensate," he said. "If we decide to play like that, we have to take care of ourselves in another sector.

"We have to win and that's what we're going to do."