Saudi Arabia vs. Argentina 2012: Preview and TV schedule

Alex Grimm

Argentina have a few players missing, but should still overcome Saudi Arabia with no problems.

Argentina should have room to experiment as they face a fairly straightfoward game against Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.

Benfica pair Ezequiel Garay and Enzo Perez have withdrawn from the squad with injury, but neither was likely to start. Argentina are, however, already missing some key players with Gonzalo Higuain and Fernando Gago also absent through injury. Manchester City's Carlos Tevez was not called up, continuing his exile from the national team.

The good news for Argentina is that they have such a ridiculous array of attacking talent that it will barely dent them - Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria are all fit and should start, though there will be an opportunity to try out some new players, including a surprise call-up for Wigan Atheltic's Franco di Santo.

Saudi Arabia are not in contention for World Cup qualification, but are about to take part in the West Asian Federation Championship in Kuwait, so coach Frank Rijkaard will likely name his first-choice side.

Match Date\Time: 5 p.m. local, 9 a.m. ET

Venue: King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

TV: Gol TV USA (U.S), Gol TV Canada (Canada)

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