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Messi, Di Maria score as Argentina rout UAE in World Cup warmup

Messi, Di Maria score as Argentina rout UAE in World Cup warmup

Argentina got ready to play in Argentina's preparation for World Cup with a 5-0 beating by the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. two goals from Angel Di Maria and goals from Julian Alvarez, Lionel Messi and Joaquin Correa extended their unbeaten streak to 36 games.

Applauded by fans of the Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium crowd, Argentina took the lead after Messi received a pass of Di Maria and found himself facing the goalkeeper and unselfishly set up Alvarez to score his third goal of the tournament within the first 17 minutes.

Di Maria doubled Argentina's lead just eight minutes later, by scoring a stunning volley in the 88th minute, after Marcos Acuna scored in this area off the left after the two-time World Cup winners found their form in the lead-up to the tournament which begins at Qatar this Sunday, report by online slot game malaysia.

A forward who fought off an injury to his hamstring in the month prior to be included in the Lionel Scaloni's World Cup squad, struck in the 36th minute when he was able to dribble past several UAE players and slid home after Argentina placed their opponents on the sword.

Messi took part in the celebrations one minute before the half-time break by launching a superb shot in the corner after a cross by Di Maria while substitute Correa finished the demolition following the break with a goal that was deflected during the 60th minute.

We're confident, midfielder Rodrigo De Paul said. But for many, it's the first time they've played in the World Cup so the first match will be extremely important. Argentina which will travel in Qatar this Thursday will play Saudi Arabia in their first match on November. 22 ahead of games with Mexico as well as Poland within Group C.

The defender Cristian Romero and forwards Nicolas Gonzalez, Alejandro Gomez and Paulo Dybala were not included in Wednesday's game. All four players recovering from "some pain," Scaloni said.

We face a couple of issues that we need to address, and we've got a few days to come up with a priority list ... There is a chance that we have the option to alter, but hopefully not, but it is the possibility of it, Scaloni told reporters. I'm not saying that they're likely to be removed from the squad. There are some players who aren't feeling good enough, and who were excluded from the squad today, because they weren't physically fit enough or was a chance. We must be wary because there's an explanation for why they were not included. FIFA rules state that World Cup teams can replace players who are injured or sick within 24 hours of the match they will play.