Lionel Scaloni and his Argentina team were victims of the biggest shock of the World Cup so far, as La Albiceleste were defeated 2-1 by Saudi Arabia in sensational fashion. Many tipped Argentina as one of the favourites to win the World Cup, but their start to the tournament couldn’t have gone much worse.
Lionel Messi scored after 10 minutes from the penalty spot, but two Saudi Arabia goals in the space of five minutes at the start of the second half turned the game on its head, as Herve Renard’s side held on for a historic victory.
Following the game, former Liverpool and Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy spoke exclusively on Talksport, saying that he believes only two Argentine players would get into England’s squad.
“When I looked at the game [vs Saudi Arabia] and we were going through the players, I wondered how many of those players get in our team?
“Two? No more than three. You fit Messi in obviously, maybe Romero would get in at centre-half when he’s at it.”
As Argentina faltered to defeat in their opening match, England got off to a flyer in Group B, beating Iran 6-2 on Monday.
The Three Lions’ next game comes tomorrow evening when they face the USA, while Argentina fans will be seeking a response from their team as they play Mexico on Saturday night.