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Wednesday's World Cup Warm-ups Preview: Final Qatar prep for six teams

The start of World Cup 2022 is almost upon us and for six teams involved in the tournament, this Wednesday offers up the final chance to complete the preparations for the Qatar spectacle.

Mexico will be taking on Sweden at 19:30 and you can follow the action via our Sports Live Streaming platform, while there are plenty of odds for Wednesday's other international matches to take a look at.

Duo both looking to fine-tune their skills

WhatSaudi Arabia v Croatia
WherePrince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh
When10:00, Wednesday 16th November
OddsSaudi Arabia 11/2, Draw 3/1, Croatia 9/20

Two teams competing at World Cup 2022 will be in action at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, on Wednesday, as Saudi Arabia take on Croatia at 10:00.

Herve Renard's troops will be making their sixth appearance at the major event, having previously played in the 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2018 editions, and they have been drawn in Group C alongside Argentina, Poland and Mexico.

The Green Falcons are unbeaten in their last seven outings, winning two and drawing five, but they will likely find Wednesday's test against 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia a step too far for them.

Zlatko Dalic's side recently qualified for the Nations League Finals next year by winning Group A1 and they are aiming for a fifth straight victory, having beaten Denmark (twice), France and Austria.

Argentina put final touches to preparations

WhatUnited Arab Emirates v Argentina
WhereMohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
When15:30, Wednesday 16th November
OddsUnited Arab Emirates 18/1, Draw 6/1, Argentina 1/8

Argentina are 11/2 to win the World Cup, a feat which would finally give Lionel Messi a trophy he has been longing for, and they will be hoping to head into the tournament on the back of a victory over the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.

La Albiceleste are on an incredible 35-match unbeaten streak heading into the clash, having last tasted defeat in July 2019, while they have kept clean sheets in their last four matches.

The United Arab Emirates were thumped 4-0 by Venezuela last time out, a result that extended their winless run to four games, and an Argentina win with over 3.5 goals in the match at 7/5 is appealing.

Flick aiming to gather momentum

WhatOman v Germany
WhereSultan Qaboos Sport Complex, Muscat
When17:00, Wednesday 16th November
OddsOman 28/1, Draw 9/1, Germany 1/14

Germany's form ahead of World Cup 2022 doesn't make for fantastic reading and they will be hoping to build some confidence when they face Oman at the Sultan Qaboos Sport Complex.

The Germans have won just one of their last seven contests - drawing five and losing the other - but they should have more than enough to get the better of Oman, who lost 1-0 at Jordan last time out.

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Hansi Flick is expected to try out a few different combinations during the match as he looks to decide what his starting XI will be for their opening clash in Qatar against Japan.

Serge Gnabry has scored 20 goals from 36 appearances for Germany, and he could be handed another start, while the uncapped Youssoufa Moukoko could be given his international debut.

Don't expect thrills in Warsaw

WhatPoland v Chile
WhereStadion Wojska Polskiego, Warsaw
When17:00, Wednesday 16th November
OddsPoland 11/10, Draw 2/1, Chile 13/5

Poland have one last chance to get themselves in order ahead of World Cup 2022 in Warsaw when they take on Chile, who failed to qualify for the major showpiece in Qatar.

The White and Red only narrowly defeated Wales 1-0 last time out, a result that ended a four-game winless streak, but they are struggling for fluency and are, as has been the case for many years, still overly reliant on Robert Lewandowski.

Czeslaw Michniewicz's men will aim to build some confidence against Chile, who lost six games on the bounce before drawing 2-2 against host nation Qatar last time out.

Chile failed to score in all of those defeats and, given the fact Poland have netted just once in their last three assignments, under 2.5 goals at 8/15 looks a solid bet.

Mexico should keep momentum going

WhatMexico v Sweden
WhereEstadi Montilivi, Girona
When19:30, Wednesday 16th November
How to watchbet365’s Sports Live Streaming
OddsMexico 11/10, Draw 9/4, Sweden 13/5

Mexico are preparing for their 17th World Cup appearance and their last match before the competition gets underway is a clash against Sweden in Girona, with their opponents having been unsuccessful in qualifying for the tournament themselves.

El Tri have never made it past the quarter-final stage, having twice been knocked out at this point in 1970 and 1986, while they have been eliminated in the last 16 in the last seven editions.

Gerardo Martino's side have won two of their last three outings - beating Peru 1-0 and Iraq 4-0 - and they will fancy their chances of sticking a few goals past a Swedish side without a win in their last five matches.

The Swedes have conceded 11 goals during this barren run and the Mexico win which makes the possibility of over 2.5 goals in the contest, priced at 3/1, worthy of a look.

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