Argentina qualified for the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar 2022 despite the defeat suffered against Saudi Arabia and with the victory against Poland there were several coincidences with the 1986 World Cup, the last one that the albiceleste raised with Diego Maradona in the lead.
The first piece of information that excites the Argentines is that the last time Poland qualified for the round of 16 was in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, a tournament where Diego Armando Maradona lifted the trophy as champion with Argentina.
Another coincidence is that the last time Argentina and Poland had met was in the group stage of the 1978 World Cup. and the victory was also 2-0. In that World Cup, the Argentine team was champion against the Netherlands with goals from Mario Kempes.
And another fact that serves to get excited is that the last time Australia qualified for the round of 16 in Germany 2006 they lost to Italy, team that ended up being the champion of the tournament against France.
Morocco is one draw away from getting a pass to the round of 16, a milestone that they only achieved in the World Cup that ended with Diego Maradona with the cup in his hands.
Argentina and Australia have met 7 times. The albiceleste have won five games, a draw and a victory for the Australians. On Saturday, December 3, it will be seen if the cabals accompany Messi and Argentina on their way to the round of 16.
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