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Where to watch Argentina vs Costa Rica live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for friendly match

Argentina face Costa Rica in friendly action on March 26 as part of their double header of games in the USA.

Lionel Scaloni’s team sealed a 3-0 win over El Salvador in Philadelphia last week and they now take on Costa Rica in Los Angeles.

Argentina are in strong form ahead of their Copa America title defence this summer but Lionel Messi will be absent from the squad as he recovers from injury back in Miami.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

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What time does Argentina vs Costa Rica kick off?

This international friendly match takes place at United Airlines Field at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, USA and kicks off on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:45 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Tue, Mar. 26 10:45 p.m. ET
Canada Tue, Mar. 26 10:45 p.m. ET
UK Wed, Mar. 27 2:45 a.m. GMT
Australia Wed, Mar. 27 1:45 p.m. AEDT
India Wed, Mar. 27 8:15 a.m. IST

Argentina vs Costa Rica live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this international friendly match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA CBS Network, Fox Deportes Fubo, FOX Sports app/website

Fanatiz Canada


USA: This game is available on the CBS Network with streaming on Fubo. Spanish language options are on FOX Deportes.

Canada: Fanatiz will be streaming the game in Canada.

There are currently no broadcasting options for fans in the UK, Australia and India.

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Argentina vs Costa Rica lineups, team news

Despite securing a win over El Salvador, Scaloni is expected to shuffle his options in LA, to keep his squad fresh and club managers happy. Premier League duo Alexis Mac Allister and Alejandro Garnacho could be amongst the changes.

Argentina predicted XI (4-2-3-1, right to left): Martinez (GK) — Molina, Romero, Tagliafico, Barco — Paredes, De Paul — Di Maria, Mac Allister, Garnacho — Martinez.

Argentina subs (9): TBC

Costa Rica could also tweak from their midweek CONCACAF Nations League victory over Honduras with Joel Campbell and Kenneth Vargas coming in to start.

Costa Rica predicted XI (5-3-2 right to left): Navas (GK) — Dosman, Cascante, Arboine, Calvo, Mora — Brenes, Vargas, Galo — Campbell, Ugalde.

Costa Rica subs (9): TBC

Argentina vs Costa Rica prediction

Argentina will be expecting a tougher test than they did against El Salvador, but Scaloni will still be anticipating a win, as they build up towards the all important Copa America kickoff in June.

Prediction: Argentina 2-0 Costa Rica

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