Australia Reveals Plan to Stop Messi, Argentina Side Ahead of Round of 16 Clash (Video)

Australia bounced back from their lopsided loss to France to kick off their 2022 FIFA World Cup to finish second in Group D behind France.

However, advancing now sets up a matchup against Argentina in the Round of 16 on Saturday. Nonetheless, the South American side showed they’re beatable after losing to Saudi Arabia on Matchday 1.

Ahead of the clash, Harry Souttar said that Australia will need to be on their game 100 percent to stop Lionel Messi and Argentina.

“We know it’s going to be a difficult task,” Souttar told reporters. “Obviously, we respect the player massively, but I don’t think it’s just an individual thing. I think it’s got to be a team collective. We’ve got to be on our game 100 percent.

“We’ve got to be switched on at all times and be alert to every situation because, yeah, it’s going to be a team effort, a team collective. I don’t think it can come down to just one individual. Try to stop them.”

The winner of the matchup will meet whoever comes out of the Netherlands-United States fixture.

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