Argentina, one of the most popular teams in the football world, is ready to begin their journey in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
La Albiceleste have a great history in the football world as a lot of global fans are inspired by this football passionate country. So, there are a lot of questions about Argentina’s football history among world football fans.
Here, we have brought brief answers to some common and important questions related to Argentina’s FIFA World Cup journey.
Q. Are Argentina in World Cup 2022?
A. Yes. In the FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina are in Group C along with Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland.
Q. How did Argentina qualify for World Cup 2022?
A. In the FIFA World Cup qualification CONMEBOL round, Argentina finished as the runners-up with 39 points in 17 games. During that qualification process, La Albiceleste won 11 games and drew six times as they didn’t lose a single match.
Q. Who is the captain of Argentina in the World Cup 2022?
A. Without any surprise, the legendary 35-year-old Lionel Messi is set to continue his leadership role for Argentina in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Q. Has Argentina won a World Cup?
A. Yes, Argentina have won two FIFA World Cups.
Q. When Argentina won World Cup?
A. Argentina won FIFA World Cup 1978 as the hosts and FIFA World Cup 1986 in Mexico.
The White and Sky Blue won their first FIFA World Cup title in 1978 when the hosts beat Netherlands by 3-1 after extra time in the final.
Later, Argentina won their second or last FIFA World Cup trophy in 1986 after beating West Germany by 3-2 in the final.
Q. When was Argentina in the World Cup final?
A. Argentina have played five FIFA World Cup finals (1930, 1978, 1986, 1990 and 2014).
After finishing as the runners-up in the inaugural FIFA World Cup edition in 1930 (lost against the hosts Uruguay by 4-2), La Albiceleste played three finals between four FIFA World Cups from 1978 and 1990.
After winning the FIFA World Cup finals in 1978 (3-1 vs Netherlands after extra time) and 1986 (3-2 vs West Germany), La Albiceleste lost the 1990 World Cup final against West Germany by 1-0.
Argentina played their last FIFA World Cup final in 2014 in Brazil. Once again, Germany were their opponents in the 2014 World Cup final, where the European side won by 1-0 after the extra time.
Q. Can Argentina play against Portugal in the World Cup final?
A. Due to the fans’ rivalries of two modern football legends, Lionel Messi from Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, the football world wants to see Argentina vs Portugal match in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Also, both these legends are probably playing their last World Cup in the 2022 edition.
In the FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina will begin from Group C (with Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia), and Portugal will kick off from Group H (with Uruguay, Ghana and Korea Republic). As they are in different dimensions in the Group Stage, their meeting is only possible in very late or ultimate decisive moments of this competition. Moreover, both teams must have to stay active in these late stages to fulfil this dream.
Here, we have brought out the possible stages of the Argentina vs Portugal match in the FIFA World Cup 2022 according to different circumstances at the end of the group stages.
Argentina’s final Group C position
Portugal’s final Group H position
Possible meeting stage (Argentina vs Portugal)
Final/3rd place play-off
Final/3rd place play-off
Q. Did Argentina ever lose the World Cup semi-final?
A. Argentina are holding the World Cup record for most semi-final appearances without losing as they played five FIFA World Cup semi-finals (1930, 1978, 1986, 1990 and 2014). So, Argentina have never lost a World Cup semi-final yet.
Q. Did Argentina ever miss a World Cup?
A. Till FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina have experienced 18 FIFA World Cup competitions. While they refused to participate in the 1938, 1950 and 1954 editions, they only failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 1970.
During the CONMEBOL qualification round for the FIFA World Cup 1970, the White and Sky Blue competed in Group 1 with Peru and Bolivia. While only one team of each of the three CONMEBOL groups would qualify for the World Cup 1970, Peru booked that ticket from Group 1 with five points, while Argentina finished in the last position in that group with three points in four games.