Argentina, Switzerland face off in round of 16

Argentina, Switzerland face off in round of 16

Argentina, Switzerland face off in round of 16

Argentina and Switzerland meet in a FIFA World Cup round of 16 clash at 7.00pm Kenyan time on Tuesday evening at the Arena de Sao Paulo.Argentina's captain and star player Lionel Messi is enjoying his best World Cup form ever, turning in a series of sublime performances and banging home four goals at the close of the group phase.  

 

The Barcelona man​ has a good scoring record against the Swiss, indeed, he scored his first ever hat trick for Argentina against the Swiss two years ago and is expected to score again this evening.

 

​Switzerland's ​ Xherdan Shaqiri is left footed like Messi. The similarities don't end there. He too has come good for his country during this tournament, his treble in the 3-0 win over Honduras virtually securing their path to the knockout stages. The Bayern Munich man will look to be a thorn in the flesh of the Argentines.

 

The Swiss have no injury concerns t​o talk about but Argentina will ​sweat over  the fitness of Manchester City's hitman Sergio Aguerro. Should Aguerro not make it, Head Coach Alejandro Sabella is very likely to include PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi in a potent strike force that also features Messi and Gonzalo Higuain.

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