World Cup 2010: Argentina vs. Greece Live Stream [UPDATED]
Diego Maradona’s Argentina could become the first team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup to wrap up three victories if they beat Greece tonight in Polokwane–though a draw would be enough to advance to the next round.
It has been a good start for La Albiceleste, who have taken the maximum six points from their opening two matches. A hard fought victory over Nigeria was succeeded by a 4-1 thrashing of South Korea. Carlos Tevez failed to score in the first two games but he has continued to be an effective player.
Lionel Messi, the reigning FIFA World Player of the Year, is in amazing form in this tournament and coach Maradona has decided to give the coveted captain’s armband to the Barcelona hitman. Messi takes over from Liverpool’s Javier Mascherano, who is being rested by the football legend. Juan Sebastian Veron, Gabriel Heinze and Walter Samuel are likely to be on the bench due to slight knocks or yellow cards.
Having scored his last World Cup goal against Greece in 1994, Maradona said he would love it if Messi got his first here this evening. Otto Rehhagel’s men need nothing short of a miracle to secure their progression to the last 16, and they go into their final Group B match knowing they have nothing to lose.
“We are going to take on Argentina, a world class team that will clearly be better than us and we have to see how to cope with them,” Rehhagel told reporters.
This is only Greece’s second World Cup, but unlike their debut, this time the Hellenic Republic has been quite fortunate. In 1994, Galanolefki lost all their games and went home without bagging a single point or scoring a single goal.
The match kicks-off at 20:30 CET (2:30 p.m ET).
UPDATE: Argentina beat Greece 2-0 to advance to the second round of the World Cup. The South Americans made it to the last 16 with three wins, joined by South Korea, who drew Nigeria 2-2. Greece and Nigeria were eliminated.