Argentina continue preparing for their involvement in the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a couple of friendly games. The first one of those will be taking place on Friday, as La Albiceleste get ready to lock horns with Honduras.
The team led by Lionel Scaloni will enter the competition as one of the title contenders, but to do so, they must prove they are worth of such a title with some emphatic wins en route to Qatar. With that in mind, the South American side will hold these matches against teams that should not represent a major challenge, especially since they have not qualified to the tournament set to be played in December.
Honduras will get to this game after a disastrous World Cup Qualifying campaign which concluded with no wins and only four points after 14 games played. Those numbers saw La H firing two coaches after the Qualifiers. Fabian Coito was the first one, and Hernán Darío Gómez was the other one after failing to turn things around for the Central American side.
The game is set to take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, where fans will be able to watch some of the most talented players from the Argentine squad, including none other than Lionel Messi.
Let us give you a glimpse of what's coming between these teams.
Argentina vs Honduras - Team news
Argentina will defend a 33-game streak without a loss when they take the pitch to face Honduras. During that run, La Albiceleste has won 22 of those games, while eleven more have concluded in draws. The team's mst recent match came on June 5, 2022, when they took home a five-nil win over Estonia.
On the other hand, Honduras has started a new process with the goal of reaching the 2026 FIFA World Cup, this time under new coach Diego Vásquez. The team's record under the former goalkeeper includes two wins and one loss, with one of those victories coming in the CONCACAF Nations League against Canada, one of the CONCACAF teams that will be playing in the FIFA World Cup.
Both teams will have some of their most talented players available, although there are some exceptions according to the squad lists unveiled by both coaches.
Argentina - Injured: Exequiel Palacios, Paulo Dybala. Doubtful: Lisandro Martínez. Ineligible: Cristian Romero.
Honduras - Injured: Marcelo Pereira.
Argentina vs Honduras - Head-to-head
This will be the third friendly game between Argentina and Honduras in the history of their rivalry.
Argentina have beaten Honduras in their two previous matches.
Honduras have only been able to score once against La Albiceleste. Their goal was scored by striker Saúl Martínez in the 3-1 defeat for the Central Americans back in 2003.
Gonzalo Higuaín, Lucho González, Mariano González, and Diego Milito are the four players who have been able to score for Argentina against Honduras in their two previous meetings.
This will be the first clash between Argentina and Honduras since May 2016.
Broadcast info: Argentina vs Honduras
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