Lionel Messi will play Los Catrachos at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami in the third match between the two countries.
On paper, this looks like a mismatch. Argentina ranks third in the world with a star-studded squad in 33 unbeaten matches going back to 2019. Honduras is ranked 80th and is on a re-start after finishing last in the North American World Cup qualifiers.
Argentina will conclude their games in September with a game against Jamaica at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, while Honduras will meet Guatemala on Tuesday in Houston.
Sports News follows the Argentina vs Honduras match live and provides live updates and commentary on the results.
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Live updates between Argentina and Honduras, highlights of the Miami friendly
5 minutes into the match: The teams are lined up and ready to sing. Chants of “Argentina” erupt from the crowd, but no “H” comes first.
Argentina national team walks on the field to participate in the match. They’re wearing the purple alternate kit. 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/X3D8qVBWh1
– Mundo Albicelest 🇦🇷 (@MundoAlbicelest) September 23, 2022
15 minutes into the match: It’s pretty clear who the home team is at Hard Rock Stadium.
Asi sell La Scaloneta. La ilusión más intacta que nunca🥺 pic.twitter.com/p3mJyAJtW0
– Anntopanetta September 23, 2022
60 minutes into the match: There is 35-year-old Lionel Messi starting another match with Argentina. There is nothing stopping him from continuing this magical, unbeaten run in the 2022 World Cup.
Argentina v. Agreement. Honduras 🙌🇦🇷
Estos son los 11 elegidos by Lionel Scaloni
▶ ️ ¿Qué te parece el equipo? pic.twitter.com/W9PDr4zVQ5
TNTS Sports Argentina (TNTSportsAR) September 23, 2022
Argentina and Honduras squads
There will be two new faces in the 4-3-3 that coach Lionel Scaloni usually uses. Jeronimo Rulli will get a chance in goalkeeper, while Papu Gomez will play on the wing in place of veteran Angel Di Maria.
Nicolas Otamendi, Joaquin Correa, Marcos Acuna and Paulo Dybala were left out of the squad during the tour and are presumed to see a rendezvous on Tuesday in New Jersey. Also, Tottenham defender Christian Romero received his visa only to travel to the United States on his way to join the team ahead of the match against Jamaica.
Argentina starting line-up (4-3-3, right to left): 12 – Jeronimo Rulli (goalkeeper) – 21 – Nahuel Molina, 6 – German Pezzella, 2 – Lisandro Martinez, 3 – Nicolas Tagliafico – 7 – Rodrigo de Paul, 5 – Leandro Paredes, 20 – Giovanni Lo Celso – 10 – Lionel Messi (capt.), 22-Lautaro Martinez, 17-Alejandro’ Papu Gomez,
Argentina submarines (12): 23- Emiliano Depo Martinez (goalkeeper), 1-Franco Armani (goalkeeper), 4- Gonzalo Montiel, 13-Nihoyen Pérez, 19-Facundo Medina, 18-Guido Rodriguez, 14-Enzo Fernandez, 15-Alexis Masester, 8 -Thiago Almada, 11- Angel Di Maria, 9- Julian Alvarez, 16- Angel Correa
Honduras coach Diego Vazquez has called up 23 players, including Rigoberto Rivas and Andy Najjar, who have not been called up since September 2021. Missing from the list are big names such as Albert Ellis, Anthony “Choco” Lozano and Edwin Rodriguez. The first two are suffering from injury, while Rodriguez has only recently signed with Ares in Greece and is taking time to settle down.
This is the first call-up for Clive Zuniga and Carlos “Chabitilla” Mejia. Marcelo Pereira was a late scratcher.
Honduras starting line-up (4-3-3, right to left): 22- Luis Lopez (goalkeeper) – 2 – Marcelo Santos, 3 – Carlos Melendez, 15 – Denel Maldonado, 19 – Omar Elvir – 20 – Debbie Flores, 16 – Hector Castellanos, 5 – Kervin Arriaga – 14 – Andy Najjar, 12 – Rommel Coyoto, 11 Rigoberto Rivas
Honduran submarines (12): 1-Edrick Menjivar (GK), 18-Maylor Nunez, 4-Getsel Montes, 23-Franklin Flores, 8-German Mejia, 10-Jhow Benavides, 13-Carlos Mejia, 7-Edwin Solano, 6-Joseph Rosales, 9- Clavin Zuniga, 17 Luis Palma, 21 Brian Roches
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Channel Argentina vs Honduras, live broadcast
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|Date||Friday 23 September||Friday 23 September|
|time||8 p.m. Eastern time||8 p.m. Eastern time|
|TV channel||beIN Sports Xtra||beIN Sports Xtra|
|flow||fuboTV and beIN Connect||fuboTV and beIN Connect|
The match will take place from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida in both the USA and Canada on beIN Sports Xtra, which is broadcast on fuboTV (Free Trial) in both countries. There is also a broadcast on beIN Sports Connect.