Argentina vs Mexico live stream: How to watch World Cup 2022 game for free online, team news — Messi starts

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Argentina vs Mexico live stream, date, time, channels

The Argentina vs Mexico live stream takes place today (Saturday, Nov 26).
Time 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT / 6 a.m. AEDT (Nov. 27)
• U.S. — Watch on FS1 via Sling
• U.K. — Watch on ITV and ITV Hub
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Two teams with points to prove will both be hoping to give their fans something to cheer about at last. Argentina’s shock loss to Saudi Arabia was a historic upset while Mexico’s goalless draw with Poland could end up being a missed opportunity. What better way to lift the mood than victory against a long-standing rival? 

The Argentina vs Mexico live stream will feature a Lionel Messi that many have dismissed after the opening fixture, but that’s exactly when he’s at his most dangerous. Should Argentina lose again then arguably the greatest player of all time will have blown his last chance to win football’s biggest prize.

Plus, make sure you don’t miss a moment of the World Cup by checking out our full how to watch World Cup 2022 live streams hub. 

How to watch Argentina vs Mexico anywhere

The Argentina vs Mexico live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.


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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sling or another service and watch the game.

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Argentina vs Mexico live streams by country

How to watch the Argentina vs Mexico live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Wales vs Iran stream on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) and the Fox Sports website with a valid login. FS1 may be included as part of your cable TV package. 

Another option would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including FS1. But best of all, right now Sling is offering half off the first month, allowing you to watch the entire World Cup for just $20. 

Or you could go for Fubo.TV. Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including FS1, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.

Spanish language coverage is available via Telemundo or Peacock. The first 12 games will be available to watch on a free account, but if you want to watch the full tournament you'll need a Peacock Premium subscription ($9.99/month). 

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Wales vs Iran live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Sling TV

Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $40 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC, NBCSN and USA. Plus, World Cup fans can stream the entire tournament on FS1 and FOX.


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got FOX and FS1, a a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front, and dozens of additional sports channels, including NBCSN and ESPN. 

How to watch the Argentina vs Mexico live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Argentina vs Mexico live stream on TSN, the home of World Cup 2022 in Canada. 

If you've cut the cord, you can sign up for TSN Direct for $19.99 per month or you can take an annual pass which works out at $16.66 per month. Plus, the service is open to all: you don't need to have TSN as part of an existing TV package.

If you live in Canada and already subscribe to TSN, but aren't at home right now, you can still watch a Argentina vs Mexico live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.

How to watch the Argentina vs Mexico live stream in the UK

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In the U.K., the Argentina vs Mexico live stream will be available to watch for free on ITV, or you can stream online via ITV Hub. You will need a valid U.K. TV license in order to watch the game on TV or via online streaming. 

If you're not currently in the U.K. and have a valid TV license, you can still watch an Argentina vs Mexico live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch the Argentina vs Mexico live stream in Australia

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Aussie soccer fans can watch the World Cup 2022 for free on SBS, including the Argentina vs Mexico live stream. The free-to-air network is available on traditional TV or online by using SBS On-Demand.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on SBS as if you were back home. ExpressVPN is out top pick of the options out there.   

How to watch the Argentina vs Mexico live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Argentina vs Mexico live stream via Sky Sport. This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week, $39.99/month or $399/year. 

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game of the World Cup 2022 by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

Argentina vs Mexico preview

After Messi’s early penalty, La Albiceleste looked to be cruising to a routine victory against the lowest rank side in the group, but things soon fell apart. Two second-half Saudi goals in five minutes were enough to cause one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history. Though they managed 70% possession, Argentina’s midfield in particular looked devoid of quality and composure as their 36-match unbeaten run came ended with a thud. Manager Lionel Scaloni will hope to have solved the problem in time for this huge clash.

Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa loves World Cups. He has produced some incredible performances at previous tournaments and maintained his high bar by saving a penalty from one of the best strikers in the world.  Unfortunately, the rest of the team didn’t quite reach his level as they drew a blank against an uninspiring Poland side. Manager Gerardo Martino will not only be facing his home nation but also comes up against Messi, one of his former Barcelona players. 

A victory could make or break the tournament both of these sides, Lionel Messi will be determined not to end his international career with a wimper while Mexico will be desperate to break their round of 16 curse. The Argentina vs Mexico live stream should not be missed. 

Argentina vs Mexico team news

To the surprise of basically nobody, Lionel Messi starts, and Emi Martinez will remain in goal. Despite a relatively poor performance in the defeat to Saudi Arabia Ángel Di María keep his place, as does Nicolás Otamendi who also captains the side. 

Mexico can boast a clean bill of health throughout the squad, a rarity for international tournaments, European based stars Hirving Lozano (Napoli) and Edson Alvarez (Ajax) are among the first names on the team sheet and will be feature from the start. 

Argentina: Martínez, Montiel, Otamendi, Lisandro Martínez, Acuña, De Paul, Guido Rodríguez, Mac Allister, Messi, Di Maria, Martínez.

Mexico: Ochoa, Álvarez, Araújo, Moreno, Montes, Gallardo, Guardado, Herrera, Chávez, Lozano, Vega.

World Cup 2022 Group A table

Group C standings as of 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday, November 25.

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