Poland vs Argentina LIVE: Lionel Messi and co seek qualification for last-16 in table-topping 2022 World Cup clash | The Sun

BOTH Poland and Argentina have it all to play for going into the last match of Group C, knowing that a place in the last-16 isn't guaranteed.

Robert Lewandowski's side sit top of the table on four points after victory over Saudi Arabia last time out and a draw against Mexico in the first match.

Argentina sit just behind on three points after defeat to Saudi Arabia and a win against Mexico.

Therefore it is all to play for, with Saudi Arabia facing Mexico in the other match of the group.

  • Start time: 7pm UK
  • TV: BBC One
  • Live stream: BBC iPlayer
  • Group C: LIVE TABLE
  • Poland XI: To follow
  • Argentina XI: To follow

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  • Tom Chambers

    Player arrivals

    Here’s the two main men arriving at the stadium ahead of kick off.

    We’re expecting the official team news any minute now.

  • Tom Chambers

    Fans

    Stadium 974 is starting to fill up.

    You can always count on the Argentina fans to bring a riot of colour with them whenever their team plays in the World Cup.

  • Tom Chambers

    Argentina team news

    Lionel Scaloni made a whopping five changes to the Argentina team that lost against Saudi Arabia to the one that started against Mexico so trying to second guess his line ups can be like trying to predict Pep Guardiola’s.   

    The real point of contention is with the full backs.

    Any one of Gonzalo Montiel, Nahuel Molina and Juan Foyth could start at right back while Nicolas Tagliofico and Marcos Acuna are battling it out for a spot on the left.

    Draw all the player’s names out of a hat and you might just guess the starting eleven tonight (apart from Messi, I think his spot in the team is safe).

  • Tom Chambers

    Poland team news

    Manager Czeslaw Michniewicz is expected to name the same starting eleven from Poland’s win over Saudi Arabia.

    If that proves to be the case then Argentina’s deference will face the task of trying to keep both Arkadiusz Milik and Robert Lewandowski quiet up front.

  • Tom Chambers

    Welcome to Stadium 974!

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the World Cup Group C fixture between Poland and Argentina.

    It’s still all to pay for in Group C after the first two rounds of matches have left first place separated from fourth by a margin of just 3 points.

    Finishing top seems as though it will be particularly important in Group C as the runners up will face a daunting showdown with France in the last 16.

    Poland are the team currently sitting at the summit of Group C having collected 4 points from their opening two games – a 0-0 draw with Mexico and a 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.

    A victory for Robert Lewandowski and co will guarantee them a place in the last 16 as group winners where they would face Australia.

    Argentina have recovered from their horror start to the tournament where they suffered a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia, and a win tonight will most likely see La Albiceleste win the group.

    Argentina emerged victorious from their must-win game against Mexico last time out as goals from Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez secured a 2-0 victory that kept the country’s World Cup dreams alive.

    Loinel Scaloni’s side will finish top of Group C if they earn all three points against Poland and if Saudi Arabia fail to beat Mexico by a larger margin than Argentina managed four days ago.

    There’s plenty on the line tonight!

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