The Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live stream will kick off Group C and start Lionel Messi’s likely last chance to win the one trophy that has eluded him — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.
Discussion around Argentina is all about one man. Lionel Messi. Arguably the greatest player of all time, the closest Messi has ever gotten to lifting the World Cup was Brazil 2014 when his Albicelestes were beaten in the final by Germany. Now in the latter stages of his career, this will almost certainly be his last chance to rectify the one aberration on his record. Fans all over the world will be hoping to see him fulfill his dream. Argentina come into this tournament as one of the favorites and as the reigning Copa America champions. Aside from Messi, manager Lionel Scaloni can also count on Serie A stars Lautaro Martinez and Paulo Dybala in attack and the Premier League’s Cristian Romero and Lisandro Martinez at the back.
Saudi Arabia will be heavy underdogs against Argentina and the other sides in a very competitive Group C, but that might just suit them. Manager Hervé Renard famously won the African Cup of Nations in 2012 with a similarly unfancied Zambia team. Having lost just once in qualifying, confidence will be high. With a squad made up entirely of Saudi-based players, there will be an element of the unknown for any team facing The Falcons. Winger Salem Al-Dawsari is considered the squad's star man, but there is plenty of experience throughout the squad with the likes of Yasser Al-Shahrani who already has 70 caps for his country.
Here's how they line up:
Argentina: Martinez, Romero, Tagliafico, Otamendi, Molina, Gomez, De Paul, Paredes, Messi, Martinez, Di Maria.
Saudi Arabia: Al-Owais, Al-Bulaihi, Al-Shahrani, Kanno, Abdulhamid, Al-Malki, Saleh Al-Shehri, Al-Tambakti, Al-Faraj, Al-Dawsari, Al-Buraikan.
The chance to witness the greatest player of all time, on the biggest stage for the last time, makes the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live stream one to mark on your calendar.
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How to watch the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live stream wherever you are
The Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 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.
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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How to watch the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live 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 Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 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 an Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live stream in the UK
In the U.K., the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 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 a Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live stream in Australia
Aussie soccer fans can watch the World Cup 2022 for free on SBS, including the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 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.
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