Argentina are back. After some tough years, Lionel Scaloni put the Argentine national team back on its feet. Winners of the 2021 Copa America in Brazil and second in World Cup qualification after a lot of media backlash when he took over, Scaloni has found the core group of players to head towards the World Cup.

With Lionel Messi as the central figure for Argentina, Scaloni has integrated the experience of others and has played a style that is defensively sound and deadly on attack. Lautaro Martínez, Rodrigo De Paul, Nicolás Tagliafico, and Emiliano Martínez make up the rest of the core group.

After Argentina’s 0-0 draw with Brazil in the last round of Conmebol World Cup qualifying on November, Scaloni’s side managed a new modern-day record for the Argentine national team, an over 20 game undefeated streak. And, after defeating Jamaica 3-0 in an international friendly played in Miami, Argentina extended their undefeated run to a total of 36 games.

When did Argentina’s undefeated streak start?

Argentina began their undefeated streak back in 2019 in the Copa America third place game against Chile, a 2-1 victory, since then Argentina has not lost a game and is the national team with the longest unbeaten run at the moment.

The 36 games break down as follows:

Copa America 2019: Argentina 2 -1 Chile (Third place game).
Friendlies: Chile 0-0 Argentina; Argentina 4-0 México; Germany 2-2 Argentina; Ecuador 1-6 Argentina; Brazil 0-1 Argentina; Argentina 2-2 Uruguay.

World Cup Qualification: Argentina 1-0 Ecuador; Bolivia 1-2 Argentina; Argentina 1-1 Paraguay; Perú 0-2 Argentina; Argentina 1-1 Chile; Colombia 2-2 Argentina, Venezuela 1-3 Argentina, Argentina 3-0 Bolivia; Paraguay 0-0 Argentina; Argentina 3-0 Uruguay; Argentina 1-0 Perú; Uruguay 0 - Argentina 1; Argentina 0 - Brazil 0; Chile 1-2 Argentina; Argentina 1-0 Colombia; Argentina 3-0 Venezuela; Ecuador 1-1 Argentina

Copa America 2021: Argentina 1-1 Chile; Argentina 1-0 Uruguay; Argentina 1-0 Paraguay; Argentina 4-1 Bolivia; Argentina 3-0 Ecuador; Argentina 1(3) - 1(2) Colombia; Brazil 0-1 Argentina

Finalissima 2022: Italy 0-3 Argentina,

Friendlies 2022: Argentina 5-0 Estonia, Argentina 3-0 Honduras, Argentina 3-0 Jamaica, Argentina 5 - 0 United Arab Emirates