Argentina vs Panama live score, updates, highlights from post-World ...

23 Mar 2023
Argentina vs Panama live score, updates, highlights from post-World ...
Lionel Messi, Argentina vs Panama: 2022 World Cup winners Argentina, led by hero Messi, will take the field for the first time since hoisting the most ...

2022 World Cup winners Argentina, led by hero Lionel Messi, will take the field for the first time since hoisting the most coveted trophy in all of football as they welcome Panama to Buenos Aires.

The friendly will allow fans at the Estadio Monumental to pay their respects to the team after the Albiceleste secured the nation's third World Cup title in history, and first since the legendary Diego Maradona played for the side. Messi has now reached the same storied heights as Maradona, and has been treated like a king since winning the penalty shootout over France in Qatar.

Messi was called up for this first Argentina match after the World Cup, as was Angel Di Maria, who was considering international retirement ahead of the World Cup but now continues as part of the Albiceleste team.

The squad reconvenes for this friendly against Central American foes Panama, who fell just short of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

The Sporting News will be following the Argentina vs. Panama match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

Argentina vs Panama live score   1H 2H Score Argentina – – Panama – –



Argentina (4-3-3, right to left): 23-E. Martinez (GK) — 26-Molina, 13-Romero, 19-Otamendi, 3-Tagliafico — 20-Mac Allister, 24-E. Fernandez, 7-De Paul — 10-Messi, 9-J. Alvarez, 11-Di Maria.

Panama (5-4-1, right to left): 12-Guerra (GK) — 2-I. Anderson, 13-Ramos, 4-Farina, 5-Peralta, 3-Galvan — 19-Cordoba, 6-Gudino, 11-Murillo, 17-'Cliquiti' Quintero — 9-Stephens

Argentina vs Panama live updates, highlights, commentary

2 mins to kickoff: The tear rolling down Dibu Martinez's face during the anthem was REAL. The subs are lined up with their kids for the anthem. That's going to be a long handshake line for Panama.

— All About Argentina ???????????? (@AlbicelesteTalk) March 23, 2023


— Ale Liparoti ????????⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@AleLiparoti) March 23, 2023

5 mins to kickoff: Lionel Messi, Dibu Martinez, and Lionel Scaloni are in tears after the crowd serenades the world champions.

Lo que soño toda su vida, lo que soñabamos nosotros que siempre estuvimos ahi cuando eran todas malas. Es la persona que más se merece este amor en la vida, gracias por tanto Lionel. Sin vos mi vida hubiese sido horrible.

— Davo Out Of Context (@OOCDavoo) March 23, 2023

The Monumental in Argentina!

— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) March 23, 2023

15 mins to kickoff: The players are back inside the dressing rooms. Warmups are over. The next time we'll see them, they'll be wearing their three stars and getting ready for an anthem that no one is sure to forget.

23 mins to kickoff: The Argentina lineup announcement in-stadium wasn't your run-of-the-mill reading of names.

¡así sale el campeón del mundo para enfrentar a Panamá!

— Argentina Gol (@BocaJrsGolArg) March 23, 2023

30 mins to kickoff: Dibu Martinez playing to the crowd with some of his dance moves made famous after penalty shootouts.

— Tomiconcina ????️ (@Tomiconcina1) March 23, 2023

And here was Dibu on his entry for warmups, pointing at the three stars.

La entrada del Dibu Martínez mostrando el escudo con las tres estrellas. ????????♥️

— TR SPORTS ®️ (@TrSports13) March 23, 2023

40 mins to kickoff: While the players are warming up, the players' families are getting a moment in front of the crowd, as well.

Family of the players are also living the moment of their lives! How beautiful!!????????

— BD Albiceleste ???????????????????? (@bd_albiceleste) March 23, 2023

55 mins to kickoff: In case you were wondering, here's the jersey that the world champions will be wearing with the FIFA World Cup champion patch and the third star above the badge.


— All About Argentina ???????????? (@AlbicelesteTalk) March 23, 2023

55 mins to kickoff: It wouldn't be a World Cup celebration without the "Muchachos" song led by the man who came up with the lyrics himself.

MUCHAAAAACHOOOOS! Via @TyCSports. ????????

— Mundo Albiceleste ⭐????⭐???????? (@MundoAlbicelest) March 23, 2023 — DSports (@DSports) March 23, 2023

¡Qué grande sos, @fnromero! El autor de la letra que cantamos todos los argentinos tuvo su momento especial en el Mâs Monumental. #VamosArgentina ????????????

— Liga Profesional de Fútbol (@LigaAFA) March 23, 2023

60 mins to kickoff: We have Argentina's starting lineup and it's the exact same one that took the field for the World Cup final. It was only right.

— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) March 23, 2023 — Deportes RPC (@deportes_rpc) March 23, 2023

70 mins to kickoff: A jam-packed Monumental is a real sight. The match is still over an hour away.

Así se encuentra el ????️ Estadio Monumental a poco más de una hora del comienzo del partido

— Falso Nueve ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@falsonueve_f9) March 23, 2023

75 mins to kickoff: It's a real show at the Monumental today with musical acts preceding the Argentina vs. Panama celebratory match. This is a glimpse at the crowd taking in La T y La M.

— Falso Nueve ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@falsonueve_f9) March 23, 2023

Also, apparently for two years running, Argentina stars Leandro Paredes and Rodrigo De Paul have a joint superstition in which they walk to the center circle for EVERY GAME and both eat a candy.

La cábala de los caramelos entre @rodridepaul y @LParedss, interminable. ????????????

— Ataque Futbolero (@AtaqueFutbolero) March 23, 2023

120 mins to kickoff: Lionel Messi has accomplished nearly everything there is to do in his football career, adding the coveted World Cup title to his extensive trophy case.

Yet he can still make history tonight. He is just one goal shy of the 800 career goals mark for club and country, while he sits two international goals from the century mark with Argentina. He continues to shatter expectations and defy the doubters at 35 years old!

— AS USA (@US_diarioas) March 23, 2023 Argentina vs Panama lineups & team news

Many expected manager Lionel Scaloni to start with a lineup that started against France and he did just that. Still, it will be interesting to see if in-form youngster Thiago Almada is given playing time at some point, as he continues to score goals and create chances in bunches for Atlanta United in Major League Soccer.

Argentina starting lineup(4-3-3): Emiliano 'Dibu' Martinez (GK) — Nahuel Molina, Cristiano Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico — Alexis Mac Allister, Enzo Fernandez, Rodrigo De Paul — Lionel Messi, Julian Alvarez, Angel Di Maria.

Argentina subs (12): 1-Franco Armani (GK), 12-Geronimo Rulli (GK), 2-Juan Foyth, 4-Gonzalo Montiel, 5-Leandro Paredes, 6-German Pezzella, 8-Marcos Acuna, 14-Exequiel Palacios, 15-Angel Correa, 16-Thiago Almada, 17-Giovani Lo Celso, 18-Guido Rodriguez, 21-Paulo Dybala, 22-Lautaro Martinez, 25-Lisandro Martinez

Panama last took the field in mid-March for a friendly against Guatemala that took place outside an official FIFA international window. Carlos Harvey scored the Panamanians' only goal in a 1-1 draw at PayPal Park in San Jose, Calif. But this Panamanian squad will be a second team managed by assistant coach Jorge Dely Valdes.

Panama starting lineup (4-3-1-2): 12-Jose Guerra (GK) — 2-Ivan Anderson, 13-Jiovany Ramos, 4-Edgardo Farina, 5-Richard Peralta, 3-Kevin Galvan — 19-Ronaldo Cordoba, 6-Irving Gudino, 11-Jose Murillo, 17-Cristian 'Cliquiti' Quintero — 9-Alfredo Stephens,

Panama subs (12): 1-Emerson Dimas, 7-Jorge Serrano, 8-Martin Moran, 10-Miguel Camargo, 14-Gilberto Hernandez, 15-Ricardo Avila, 16-Michael Casazola, 18-Victor Medina, 20-Omar Browne

How to watch Argentina vs Panama Date: Thursday, March 23 Time: 7:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 p.m. GMT Streaming (USA): Fanatiz (subscription required) TV Channel (UK): BT Sport 2 Streaming (UK): BT Sport App,

The Argentina friendly against Panama will be broadcast in the United States exclusively on the streaming service Fanatiz, which requires a subscription.

In the United Kingdom, the game will be shown on BT Sport 2, with streaming available on their various platforms.

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