The Argentine team increased its unbeaten record to 36 games before the World Cup in Qatar: when could it beat the longest streak in history

Argentina reached 36 games without defeat (REUTERS/Amr Alfiky)

The Argentine team arrives at the Qatar 2022 World Cup with the longest unbeaten streak in its history. is that thank you to the win against the United Arab Emirates In the last friendly before the start of the World Cup, the team led by Lionel Scaloni stretched its impressive unbeaten record to 36 matches. In this way, the Albiceleste makes its landing in Doha with the second most important series of all time in national team football.

In what was the final test before the World Cup premiere next Tuesday, November 22, against Saudi Arabia, in the opening of Group C of the highest soccer tournament in the world, Messi and company once again demonstrated their level on the pitch of the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi by winning 5-0 with two goals from di María, one from La Pulga, one from Julián Álvarez and the last one from Joaquín Correa.

When was the last time Argentina lost a match? You have to move to July 2, 2019 to find the last drop of La Escalonetawhich was in that 2-0 against before Brazil in the America’s Cup semifinals of that year. Since that elimination, the team was built based on work, but mainly with positive results that led to obtaining the next edition of the continental tournament after winning the final against Verdeamarela in the mythical maracana, and of the Finalissima against Italy.

Exactly, a record of the Azzurri is the next big goal for Argentina: the team of Roberto Mancini he was 37 matches without losing between October 10, 2018 and the October 7, 2021when he lost 2-1 against Spain in the semifinals of the UEFA Nations League. That is still the longest losing streak for a national team.

Italywith its 30 wins and 7 draws, with 93 goals scored and only 12 conceded, had surpassed the records of 35 matches who belonged to Spain Y Brazil. The first national team to reach that number of games without falls was the Selectionwho began his triumphant path in 1993 and did not register any setbacks until 1996, so that unbeaten record allowed him to even be champion in the United States World Cup 1994. For his part, The Red He did it between 2007 and 2009, when he won the euro 2008.

With this new victory against the Arabs, Argentina looks ahead with the World Cup as the main objective to face the next commitments that could rewrite the history of football. He has guaranteed three more games with his participation in the group stage of the World Cup and, in case of obtaining positive results in Group C -against Saudi Arabia (November 22th), Mexico (November 26) and Poland (November 30) – His streak would definitely go down as the longest ever for a national team. If they do not lose the two initials, the Albiceleste will already win the milestone.


• Italy: 37 games (2018–2021)

• Argentina: 36 games (2019-Act)

• Spain: 35 games (2007–2009)

• Brazil: 35 games (1993–1996)

• Argentina: 31 games (1991–93)

• France: 30 games (1994–1996)

• Italy: 30 games (1935–1939)

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The Argentine team increased its unbeaten record to 36 games before the World Cup in Qatar: when could it beat the longest streak in history