FIFA World Cup 2022 is all set to begin at the weekend. For the first time in the history of the tournament, a Middle Eastern nation in Qatar will host the perennial event.
Hosts Qatar will face Ecuador in the inaugural match of this edition FIFA World Cup. The match will start at 9.30 pm IST.
European giants Belgium are coming as one of the huge favourites for the tournament. Belgium currently have one of the best squads in the world. The 2018 World Cup semi-finalists Belgium have been drawn into Group F along with Croatia, Morocco, and Canada.
Former two-time World Champions Argentina are also arriving as one of the favourites are coming into the tournament. Argentina world cup squad have been drawn into Group C along with Poland, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia. With both Argentina and Belgium are expected to go deep into the World Cup, we might see them facing each other in the knockout stages.
Argentina vs Belgium Head-to-head Statistics
Belgium and Argentina are two of the biggest names in their regions. They have faced each other four times. La Albiceleste currently have an edge over its European counterpart. Argentina have won three matches against Belgium. Meanwhile, the Red Devils have got one victory against the Argentines.
Belgium’s biggest or only victory against Argentina (by goal margin) came in the 1982 World Cup. Belgium defeated Argentina by 1-0. Argentina meanwhile have defeated Belgium world up squad twice by the scoreline of 2-0. They first defeated the Red Devils in an international friendly in 1984 and then got another victory in the 1986 World Cup.
Argentina vs Belgium Head-to-head Record
As mentioned earlier, Argentina and Belgium have featured in 4 matches together. Argentina have a better record against Belgium.
The Red Devils have got one victory against Argentina. Meanwhile, the South American side have won thrice against the European giants.
Both sides met each other three times in the World cup. Currently, Argentina have a better record than Belgium. Belgium defeated Argentina in their first-ever meeting in World Cup back in 1982 by a scoreline of 1-0. Argentina meanwhile defeated Belgium in the 1986 World Cup and in the 2014 World Cup.
When Did Argentina Last Compete Against Belgium in a World Cup?
The last time Argentina played Belgium in the World Cup was during the 2014 edition. FIFA World Cup 2014 was held in Brazil. Argentina and Belgium met each other in the quarter-finals. La Albiceleste defeated Belgium 1-0 courtesy of Gonzalo Higuain’s strike.
How Many Times Did Argentina Qualify for World Cup?
Argentina have qualified for the World Cup 18 times. (1930, 1934, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022). They withdrew from the 1938, 1950, and 1954 editions and failed to qualify for the 1970 edition.
Have the Belgium Ever Hosted the World Cup?
Belgium have never hosted a World Cup so far.