Match preview: Argentina v New Zealand

With neither of these two teams getting the chocolates on Matchday One, it will be a desperate affair at Suncorp Stadium as Argentina and New Zealand attempt to stay in race for the Cup of Nations.

Argentina showed some good signs in the first half against Korea Republic at Leichhardt Oval but trailed off after the break, conceding four goals in a 5-0 defeat.

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Head coach Carlos Borrello spoke of his team’s need to focus throughout the full 90 minutes as they prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup so expect a more defensive display from the South Americans.

The Football Ferns meanwhile will have been encouraged by their display against the Westfield Matildas despite doing down 2-0.

New Zealand looked dangerous on a couple of occasions and if not for some poor finishing the match could have had a very different outcome.

Coach Tom Sermanni pointed out the lack of match fitness for some of his charges and they will be better for the run as they head to Brisbane.

Korea v Argentina


Argentina suffered a thumping 5-0 defeat but held their own for 45 minutes before fading badly.

New Zealand’s defeat to Australia certainly showed some promising signs and the Kiwis will be hoping for more of the ball against the South Americans.

World rankings

Argentina: 36

New Zealand: 19


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How to watch

Date: Sunday, 3 March 2019
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland
Match One: Argentina v New Zealand – 3.05pm kick-off (AEST); 4.05pm (AEDT)
Broadcast: LIVE on FOX SPORTS
You can also stream the matches on the MyFootball Live App, live, fast and data-free for Telstra mobile customers. 

International Broadcast: Viewers in New Zealand can watch LIVE on SkySports New Zealand. For all other international viewers, you can watch both matches LIVE on YouTube.