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Argentina vs Mexico lineups: Starting XIs, confirmed team news, injury latest for World Cup 2022 today

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ristian Romero misses Argentina’s must-win World Cup game with Mexico today.

That brought an end to their 36-match unbeaten run and boss Lionel Scaloni must now decide whether to make significant changes as a result, or trust those players to bounce back immediately.

Lisandro Martinez comes into defence, after replacing Romero on the hour mark in that defeat.

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Leandro Paredes struggled against Saudi Arabia but does not lose his place in the starting lineup to Enzo Fernandez.

For Mexico, Raul Jimenez’s involvement against Portugal was a big boost but he does not start.

The striker has not played for Wolves since August due to injury but came off the bench to play 19 minutes in the opening Group C match. His return to the side would be a welcome one, as Mexico struggled to find the clinical edge against Poland to go with their positive build-up play.

Alexis Vega and Hirving Lozano were both impressive in that goalless draw and should start in wide areas again, while World Cup specialist Guillermo Ochoa is likely to have a busy 90 minutes in goal.

Starting Argentina XI: Martínez; Montiel, Otamendi, Lisandro Martínez, Acuña; De Paul, Guido Rodríguez, Mac Allister; Messi; Di Maria, Lautaro Martínez

Starting Mexico XI: Ochoa; K.Álvarez, Araújo, Moreno, Montes, Gallardo; Guardado, Herrera, Chávez; Lozano, Vega

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