Argentina will be keen to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to archrivals Brazil in Beijing last week.Reuters

Argentina will be looking to give some of their fringe players a chance, when they face Hong Kong in a friendly on Tuesday.

The World Cup finalists visit the Hong Kong Stadium, with a view to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to archrivals Brazil in Beijing last week and end the international break on a positive note.

New coach Gerardo Martino has suggested that he will give the reserve players a chance on Tuesday as this tie is a good chance to test them ahead of the Copa America in chile next year

"Everybody can see the differences between Hong Kong and Brazil. The most useful friendly matches are the ones you play against big teams," Sky Sports quoted the former Barcelona boss as saying.

"My plan is to let all the guys I've called up play. And I want the team to play as well as in the first 30 minutes against Brazil. The next big challenge is the Copa America and the World Cup qualifiers. We will not make into the World Cup just by chance."

Hong Kong, on the other hand, beat Singapore 2-1 on Friday. The hosts, ranked 164th in the world, do not have any hopes of pulling off an upset against Argentina today but the players will be looking gain some game time and big-match experience ahead of the East Asian Cup.

Kim Pan-Gon's side return to competitive football next month, in the second preliminary round of the East Asian Cup, where they will face Guam, Taiwan and North Korea in a round-robin qualifier.

"Our players have gained some confidence in this match," Pan-Gon had stated after the Singapore game. "I hope they can bring it to the Argentina game. We will not just defend when we play Argentina. If we have opportunities, we will try to beat them."

Where to Watch Live

The friendly is scheduled to start at 5.30 pm IST (1 pm BST, 8 am ET), with no live coverage in India. Viewers in the US can catch the action live on beIN Sports, with the option to live stream available on beIN Sports Connect.


Middle East and North Africa viewers will be able to watch the match live on beIN Sports Arabia 1HD and 14HD, with the option to live stream the match on beIN Sports Connect.