Argentina will play Slovenia on Saturday and with the World Cup 2014 less than a week away it is time for Lionel Messi and co. to really ramp up their preparations and make sure everything is in place to hit the ground running when their tournament begins.
Today's friendly will take place from the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata with a start time of 2.45 p.m. ET. The game can be watched on TV on the beIN Sports network or online through free live stream (details below).
Argentina's preparations seem to be going well, and their 3-0 victory against Trinidad and Tobago was as straight forward as they could have expected, and it gave them a chance to try out their players and increase confidence.
Today's game against Slovenia should be as straight forward, and Argentina will still be looking for a comfortable win, and more than that, they will want to see their formations working and their players connecting with one another well.
Slovenia are not expected to be too tough an opposition for Argentina today. They have not won a game since November 2013, and should not pose any serious threat to a team realistically looking to win the World Cup in Brazil in the coming weeks.
One thing that Argentina will be hoping to see though, is more ruthlessness in front of goal. They created numerous chances against Trinidad, but missed a hat full of real opportunities. When it comes to the World Cup, in games against other top opposition, they may only get a few chances across the entire 90 minutes, and that means when the goal opportunity does present itself then they have to take it with more efficiency.
Argentina will play Slovenia on Saturday in an international friendly pre-World Cup 2014 warm up. The game will start at 2.45 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the beIN Sports network or online through free live stream by clicking here.