Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi scored during Argentina's 2-2 draw against ParaguayGetty

Argentina play Jamaica in a Group B encounter on 20 June, where a win will secure the South American side's journey into the quarter finals.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 10.30pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on Premier Sports.

Overview

Argentina were the favourites to win the tournament before the ball kicked off but question marks have been raised over their credentials after they let a two-goal lead slip against Paraguay. Argentina managed to salvage some pride after a 1-0 win over Uruguay in their last game owing to a brilliant header from Sergio Aguero, but the performance left much to be desired.

Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria have failed to influence games thus far which has put the pressure on the team, something they need to address against Jamaica.

Manager Tata Martino has been accused of taking a negative approach to football, in spite of having some of the world's best players in his team. Anything less than a win against Jamaica would provoke massive criticism from fans and the media, something he has to avoid to progress in the tournament.

Meanwhile, Jamaica have lost their last two games in the tournament and are unlikely to get any joy against Argentina, given the plethora of talent at their disposal.

They are among the two invited teams to the tournament and play their first major tournament after the World Cup in France. They will be impressed by their ability to create goalscoring opportunities in their last two games, but need players to finish the move off, which has been the issue this campaign.

Form Guide

Argentina

  • Last Five (all competitions): WWWDW
  • Last Result: Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Jamaica

  • Last Five (all competitions): WWWLL
  • Last Result: Paraguay 1-0 Jamaica

Betting Odds

  • Argentina Win: 1.14
  • Draw: 8
  • Jamaica: 19

Team News

Argentina

Possible XI: Romero; Zabaleta, Garay, Otamendi, Rojo; Mascherano, Biglia, Pastore; Lavezzi, Messi, Aguero

Jamaica

Possble XI: Kerr; Mariappa, Hector, Morgan, Lawrence; Austin, McAnuff; McCleary, Watson, Dawkins; Barnes