There were three defensive changes from last week's 5-0 thumping of the United Arab Emirates in the Albiceleste's final World Cup warm-up.

Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico and Cristian Romero all returned, with Lisandro Martinez, Marcos Acuna and Juan Foyth dropping to the bench.

Saudi coach Herve Renard kept the same team that lost 1-0 to Croatia in a friendly last week.

Salman Al-Faraj captains the team despite a recent shoulder injury.

Argentina (4-3-3):

Emiliano Martinez; Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico; Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alejandro Gomez; Lionel Messi (capt), Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria

Coach: Lionel Scaloni

Saudi Arabia (4-3-3):

Mohammed Al-Owais; Saud Abdulhamid, Hassan Al-Tambakti, Ali Al-Bulayhi, Yasser Al-Shahrani; Mohamed Kanno, Abdulelah Al-Malki, Salman Al-Faraj (capt); Salem Al-Dawsari, Firas Al-Brikan, Saleh Al-Shehri

Coach: Herve Renard (FRA)

Referee: Slavko Vincic (SLO)