LIVE: Iraq vs Argentina

1′ Referee Fahad Al-Mirdasi blows his whistle, and we’re underway from Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium!

The teams are walking out of the tunnel! Not long to go now!

Still no word on who will be on Iraq’s bench tonight, but the first team looks to be quite strong. Ali Adnan will be of particular interest as he can be a surprisingly creative force from his left-wingback position. During World Cup qualifiers, he led the Iraqi side in both key passes, crosses, and cross accuracy! Will he be able to unpick Argentina’s lock today?

Iraq XI: Jalal Hassan; Mustafa Nadhim, Ali Faez, Ahmed Khalaf, Alaa Mhawi, Ali Adnan, Osamah Rashid, Bashar Resan, Amjed Attwan, Ahmed Yasin, Justin Meram. 

This is a heavily rotated Argentina side from the one we saw at the World Cup, with the biggest miss obviously being Lionel Messi. He was unable to bring them to glory in Russia but did manage to lead his country in shots, shot accuracy, key passes, and assists! Dybala is likely the biggest name on today’s team sheet and could well provide the difference today for the Albiceleste.

Argentina subs: Guido Herrera, Geronimo Rulli, Kannemann, Roberto Pereyra, Angel Correa, Santiago Ascacibar, Eduardo Salvio, Giovanni Simeone, Giovani Lo Celso, Franco Cervi, Renzo Saravia, Juan Foyth.

Argentina XI: Sergio Romero; Fabricio Bustos, German Pezzella, Ramiro Funes Mori, Marcos Acuna, Leandro Paredes, Maximiliano Meza, Franco Vazquez, Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez, Rodrigo De Paul.

We’re still waiting on the official team news from the “home” side, so let’s start off by looking at who will be involved for Argentina today!

This should be an interesting match tonight as these two nations have met just once before, with Iran boasting a 3-0 win in the 1984 Merlion Cup!

Hello, and welcome to our live coverage of this international friendly between Iraq and Argentina!

source: GOAL

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