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What time is it played and where to watch the La Scaleneta match?
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What time is it played and where to watch the La Scaleneta match?

(Spanish CNN) — The Argentina national team are preparing to face Australia in the first match of the FIFA double date, during their tour of Asia. The world champions will play this Thursday at 9 a.m. in Buenos Aires (8 a.m. in Miami), at the Workers’ Stadium in Beijing. In a second shift, they will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia where they will play a game against the home team.

This first duel has a special seasoning since the last time the Argentines and Australians met was on December 3, 2022 for the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar. The victory that day was 2-1 for the South Americans, with goals from Lionel Messi and Julián Álvarez, in view of obtaining the third star of the World Cup.

This Wednesday, the “Scaloneta” had its last training session with the full team in the stadium where the match will be played. The squad received a visit from Ezequiel Lavezzi, a former national team player and good friend of Leo Messi. The striker played in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and finished his career in China with Hebei FC, where he spent between 2016 and 2019.

In a press conference, DT Lionel Scaloni said he still didn’t have a confirmed team, “but it’s almost the same one that ended up playing the World Cup”. And he added that he will see “how is Julián (Álvarez), who comes from a well-deserved celebration” after winning the Champions League with Manchester City. While waiting for the technical staff to announce the starting team, here is the complete list of those summoned:

Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)

Geronimo Rulli (Ajax)

Walter Benitez (PSV)

Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid)

German Pezzella (Betis)

Christian Romero (Tottenham)

Leonard Balerdi (Marseille)

Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica)

Facundo Medina (Lens)

Nicolas Tagliafico (Lyon)

Marcos Acuna (Seville)

Leandro Paredes (Juventus)

Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea)

Guido Rodriguez (Betis)

Rodrigo DePaul (Atletico Madrid)

Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)

Alexis MacAllister (Brighton)

Facundo Buonanotte (Liverpool)

Thiago Almada (Atlanta United)

Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal)

Lucas Ocampos (Seville)

Angel Di Maria (Juventus)

Lionel Messi (PSG)

Julian Alvarez (Manchester City)

Giovanni Simeone (Napoli)

Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)

Nicolas González (Fiorentina)

Lionel Messi takes part in training ahead of the Argentina vs Australia match on June 14, 2023 in Beijing, China. (Credit: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

The coaching staff also called up Independiente goalkeeper Mateo Morro as a training partner during the tour.

These are the Argentina vs. Australia in different countries:

Argentina: 9:00 a.m. (Buenos Aires time)

Mexico: 6:00 a.m. (Mexico City time)

Colombia: 7:00 a.m. (Bogotá time)

United States: 8:00 a.m. (Miami time)

Where to watch Argentina vs. Australia on TV and on the internet?

FIFA Friendly Match – Thursday 15th June

In Argentina, the match will be broadcast by public television and TyC Sports, which will also broadcast it on its streaming platform.

In the United States, Mexico, Colombia and other Latin American countries, the match will be televised and broadcast on the TyC Sports Play streaming platform.

After the game against Australia, Argentina will travel to Indonesia to play against the local team in the capital. The duel will take place on Monday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m. in Buenos Aires (8:30 a.m. in Miami), without the presence of Messi.