Argentina Starting Lineup vs Poland: World Cup Starting 11 Announced

Coming off a disappointing loss to France in round 1 of the elimination round in 2018, Argentina enters the 2022 World Cup with the second shortest odds to win, behind only Brazil. Manager Lioniel Scaloni currently has this team playing at an incredibly high level, helping guide them to 35 straight wins and a Copa America trophy. While Lionel Messi will return as the biggest name on this Argentina starting 11, they are surrounded by talent in all phases — most notably with Laturo Martinez at striker and Angel Di Maria at left winger. For more updates on the Argentina starting lineup as we enter the 2022 World Cup, check out the lists below.

Argentina Starting 11 Vs. Poland

  • Angel Di Maria (FW)
  • Lautaro Martinez (FW)
  • Lionel Messi (FW)
  • Alexis Mac Allister (MF)
  • Guido Rodríguez (MF)
  • Rodrigo De Paul (MF)
  • Marcos Acuña (DF)
  • Lisandro Martinez (DF)
  • Nicolás Otamendi(DF)
  • Gonzalo Montiel(DF)
  • Emiliano Martinez (GK)

    Lioniel Messi will undoubtedly be the big name that casual fans will gravitate to heading into this one. The 35 year old mega-star will be making his 5th world cup appearance, having participated in each FIFA World Cup since 2006.

    Alongside him at the center forward position is Lautaro Martinez, the 25 year old Inter Milan star. Martinez is the next in line of a successful lineage of Argentinian strikers, and he will need to play like it for this team to make a deep run in the elimination round.

    Another crucial part of this team’s success has been their play at the goalkeeper position with Emiliano Martinez in net. Standing at a lanky 6’ 5”, Martinez is both dynamic and precise at a position that requires the best of both. His ability to bail out this defensive line when they need him to is crucial, and his consistency in doing so is what earned him “Best Keeper” award honors at Copa America in 2021.

    Finally, manager Lionel Scaloni deserves praise for how he has gotten this group to play as a unit. In a nation where expectations are often high and disappointment quick, Scaloni has turned the tides both from a style of play perspective on the field and from a general ethos perspective off the field.

    Expectations for this squad will remain high, but their talent level and chemistry heading into this World Cup is about as good as it’s been in recent history.

    Argentina Starting Lineup History

    Vs. Mexico

    • Angel Di Maria (FW)
    • Lautaro Martinez (FW)
    • Lionel Messi (FW)
    • Alexis Mac Allister (MF)
    • Guido Rodríguez (MF)
    • Rodrigo De Paul (MF)
    • Marcos Acuña (DF)
    • Lisandro Martinez (DF)
    • Nicolás Otamendi(DF)
    • Gonzalo Montiel(DF)
    • Emiliano Martinez (GK)

    Vs. Saudi Arabia

    • Angel Di Maria (FW)
    • Lautaro Martinez (FW)
    • Lionel Messi (FW)
    • Enzo Fernandez (MF)
    • Leandro Paredes (MF)
    • Rodrigo De Paul (MF)
    • Nicolas Tagliafico (DF)
    • Lisandro Martinez (DF)
    • Cristian Romero (DF)
    • Nahuel Molina (DF)
    • Emiliano Martinez (GK)

    Argentina Starting 11 FAQ

    Who Is Argentina’s Starting Goalkeeper?

    Emiliano Martinez will take the start in net for Argentina in the 2022 World Cup. 2021’s winner of the Copa America “Bet Keeper” award will make his first World Cup appearance.

    Who Is Argentina’s Starting Striker?

    Lautaro Martinez, the Inter Milan product, comes in as Argentina’s starting striker for the 2022 World Cup. The 25 year old will make his first World Cup start.

    Who Is Argentina’s Best Player?

    The best player on the Argentinian National Team right now is the great Lionel Messi. The FC Barcelona legend turned Paris Saint-Germain star will make his 5th World Cup appearance since 2006.

    Patrick started covering the sports betting scene in March of 2021 as a member of the Loyola Phoenix. Since then, his industry analysis has been featured on websites such as Lineups.com and Daily Fantasy Cafe, where he has focused primarily on the NFL and individual state launches. As the current Assistant Site Runner of Lineups.com, Patrick aims to give more people access to information that may offer some insight into why teams build the way they do and what that means for any given matchup.

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