Argentina will play Trinidad on Wednesday night as Lionel Messi and co. look to build momentum before the World Cup 2014 football tournament begins in Brazil in less than two weeks. Today's game will kick off at 6.30 p.m. ET from the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires and can be watched on TV on the beIN Sports network or online through free live stream (details below).
Argentina will like their chances at claiming a third World Cup title this year. With the tournament taking place in Brazil, Latin American sides are expected to dominate the tournament, and alongside hosts Brazil, Argentina are one of the favorites to do well in this year's World Cup.
Today they host football minnows Trinidad & Tobago in Buenos Aires, and Argentina will likely look to partially experiment with their team and tweak a number of tactical choices ahead of the tournament start next week.
Argentina have been drawn in Group F for the World Cup, alongside Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria. It is arguably one of the weaker groups at this year's World Cup and Argentina are big favorites to emerge as group winners, with Nigeria firm favorites to qualify for the knock out rounds in second place.
However, Argentina will be hoping to build up some momentum and get the team playing effective and free-flowing football today. They are expected to gain a comfortable win against Trinidad today, but more than the result, the manner of the win will be important to build confidence and reassurance that their preparations are going well ahead of the World Cup starting.
Argentina have not made it through to the World Cup Final since 1990 when they lost to West Germany. They will believe that this year is their best chance for a long time to get into the final again, and especially with players like Barcelona's Lionel Messi and players of the caliber of Pablo Zabaleta, Angel di Maria, Sergio Aguero, and Gonzalo Higuain, anything less than a final appearance would be seen as a disappointment for the nation.
Argentina vs Trinidad & Tobago will kick off at 6.30 p.m. ET on Wednesday night, and can be watched on TV on the beIN network or online through free live stream by clicking here.