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- Argentina must avoid Australia upset to keep Messi's dream aliveSoccer ·
December 1, 2022 · 9:56 AM UTC
Argentina are hot favourites to beat Australia on Saturday in pursuit of Lionel Messi's dream of winning a first World Cup, but they more than anyone have learned not to underestimate an underdog, especially the hard-battling Socceroos.