Argentina vs Saudi Arabia : Tuesday marks the start of the third day of the World Cup, during which Group C’s opening two games will be played. Argentina’s 2022 World Cup campaign gets underway against Saudi Arabia at 5 a.m. ET. Live coverage of the game from Al Daayen’s Lusail Stadium will be on FS1.
At DraftKings Sportsbook, Argentina is the clear favourite to win this game with odds of -700. A draw is worth +750 and Saudi Arabia is at +1900. The Saudis might require assistance from the officials if they are to have any chance of even saving a point.
Tuesday’s game will be officiated by Slavko Vini. Although the Slovenian referee has been on FIFA’s roster since 2010, this will be his first World Cup game. He officiated four UEFA Champions League group stage games this season, issuing 19 yellow cards in total. In the matches between Spurs and Marseille, Inter and Barcelona, one between Rangers and Liverpool, and Sporting CP-E. Frankfurt, he issued four yellow cards and one red. Notably, he officiated a Saudi Pro League game in August between Al-Adalah FC and Al-Ittihad Club. In that game, he showed three yellow cards.
Slavko Vini will be the referee for the game on Tuesday. This will be the Slovenian referee’s first World Cup match, despite being on FIFA’s roster since 2010. This season, he oversaw four UEFA Champions League group stage matches, issuing a total of 19 yellow cards. He showed four yellow and one red cards in the games between Spurs and Marseille, Inter and Barcelona, Rangers and Liverpool, and Sporting CP-E. Frankfurt. Notably, he presided over an Al-Adalah FC vs. Al-Ittihad Club Saudi Pro League match in August. He received three yellow cards during that game.