Argentina Touch Down In Qatar Just After Trashing UAE 5-0 In World Cup Warm-up Game.

The Argentine team have arrived in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup early on Thursday, just hours after cruising to a 5-0 warm-up victory.

Argentina played the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup warm-up game on Wednesday at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, and as expected, Lionel Scaloni's Albiceleste easily won 5-0.

Julián Álvarez opened the scoring in the 17th minute, followed by a brace from Ángel Di María (in the 25th and 36th minute) respectively. 

Despite his repeated injuries at Juventus, Di María confirms that he is “on fire” with his country.

Lionel Messi then added to the scoreboard to make it 4-0 just before the half-time break. Then Joaquín Correa wrapped up the event with a goal in the 60th minute.

It's a huge win for Argentina to warm up before the World Cup. 

The 1978 and 1986 World Cup winners extended their unbeaten run to 36 matches as Messi scored his 91st international goal.

They landed in Qatar capital Doha at exactly 2:30am (2330 GMT, Wednesday) from Abu Dhabi, as they prepare to begin their campaign in Qatar on Tuesday, November 22 against Saudi Arabia in Group C, a group also consisting of Mexico and Poland.

It would be a fifth appearance for star man Lionel Messi at the tournament.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or has a sackful of trophies but the tournament in Qatar is likely to be his final chance to equal the achievement of fellow Argentine great Diego Maradona in leading his country to World Cup glory.

PSG's forward Messi, spoke about the team’s chances in Qatar, even though they are among the favourites.

“We have a very nice group that is very eager, but we think about going little by little. We know that World Cup groups are not easy,” he said in an interview with CONMEBOL, the South American football federation.

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