Argentina vs Curacao: Lineups and LIVE Updates

The much-anticipated international friendly match between Argentina and Curacao is finally here. Fans around the world are excited to see two talented teams go head-to-head on the pitch. With both teams boasting an array of talented players, the match promises to be an entertaining spectacle for all football enthusiasts. Let’s take a closer look at the lineups and live updates of the match.

Lineups Argentina

Coach Lionel Scaloni has opted for a strong starting lineup for this match, with some big names in the team. Lionel Messi, who recently returned to the national team, is set to lead the attack alongside Lautaro Martinez. The midfield consists of Giovani Lo Celso, Rodrigo De Paul, and Leandro Paredes. At the back, Cristian Romero, German Pezzella, and Nahuel Molina will be responsible for keeping the Curacao attackers at bay. Here’s the full lineup for Argentina:

Formation: 4-3-3

Goalkeeper: Emiliano Martinez

Defenders: Nahuel Molina, German Pezzella, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Tagliafico Midfielders: Giovani Lo Celso, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes Forwards: Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria


Coach Guus Hiddink has also named a strong lineup for this match. Leandro Bacuna will captain the team, and he’ll be supported by players like Jarchinio Antonia and Jafar Arias in attack. In midfield, Michaël Maria and Shermar Martina will be tasked with controlling the game. At the back, Jurien Gaari and Darryl Lachman will be responsible for stopping the Argentinean attack. Here’s the full lineup for Curacao:

Formation: 4-3-3

Goalkeeper: Eloy Room

Defenders: Jarchinio Antonia, Darryl Lachman, Jurien Gaari, Cuco Martina Midfielders: Michel Maria, Shermaine Martina, Leandro Bacuna Forwards: Jafar Arias, Elson Hooi, Brandley Kuwas

Live Updates

The match promises to be an exciting one, and fans around the world are eagerly waiting for the action to start. Here are the live updates of the match:

First Half:

  • Kickoff: The match starts at 7:30 PM local time in Buenos Aires.
  • 5′: Argentina has had the better of the possession so far, with Messi and Martinez combining well in attack.
  • 14′: Curacao has a chance to take the lead, but Antonia’s shot goes wide of the post.
  • 20′: The match is evenly poised, with both teams creating chances in attack.
  • 30′: Argentina has a free-kick in a dangerous position, but Messi’s shot is saved by Room.
  • 40′: Curacao is defending well and has managed to keep the Argentinean attack at bay.
  • 45′: The referee blows the whistle for half-time, and the score is 0-0.

Second Half:

  • 45′: The second half starts, and both teams are looking to take control of the match.
  • 50′: Martinez has a chance to score for Argentina, but his shot goes wide of the post.
  • 60′: Curacao is looking dangerous on the counter-attack, and Antonia has another chance to score, but his shot is saved by Martinez.
  • 70′: Argentina makes a substitution, with Di Maria coming off and Nicolas Gonzalez coming on.
  • 80′: The match is still tied at 0-0, with both teams looking for a breakthrough