Argentina Advances to Quarter-Finals at 2022 FIFA World Cup

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South American Qualifiers - Argentina v Bolivia - El Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina - September 9, 2021 Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal Pool via REUTERS/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni
South American Qualifiers - Argentina v Bolivia - El Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina - September 9, 2021 Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal Pool via REUTERS/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

Argentina beat Australia 2:1 at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and will now play against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals.

Lionel Messi scored the first goal at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan on Saturday, which was followed by a goal from Julian Alvarez.

Toward the end of the match, Australia’s Craig Goodwin’s shot deflected into the net off Enzo Fernandez for an own goal in the 77th minute.

Lionel Messi played his 1,000th career game on Saturday and his 169th for team Argentina (100th as Argentina captain).

Argentina will now face the Netherlands in the quarter-finals on December 9.

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