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How to watch Argentina vs Guinea in the 2017 U-20 World Cup, Group A: start time, TV schedule, and live stream

Must-win for both teams.

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When the draw for this tournament was made, Group A was quickly identified as the Group of Death: home team South Korea; the team that has won this World Cup most often, Argentina (six-time men's U-20 champion); well-regarded Euro qualifier, England; CAF-qualifier Guinea - and African teams tend to do well in men's youth World Cups.

This is the game that will see the so-called Group of Death (this observer will tell you it is Group D that houses the most challenging quartet of teams at this stage of the tournament) claim its first victim - and potentially its second.

A draw probably sees both these teams knocked out. Guinea will finish third in the group with two points in that scenario, but it likely matters little: two points doesn't seem enough to see a team through to the knockout rounds as one of the top-four third-placed teams in the tournament.

If one team wins, the other finishes last in the group and is definitely out. Even with a win, Argentina's chances of progressing will look slim, since it will only have three points. And unless it is a big win, its goal difference will be, at best, ordinary. So a win for Argentina likely just prolongs its agony as it waits for the other groups to play out to see if its points and goal difference (and goals scored) totals are sufficient to put it through to the knockout rounds.

A win for Guinea will give the third-best team at this year's AFCON U-20s a fighting chance of advancing to the round of 16. Four points could be enough to get through to the next round, though it will probably need a multi-goal win to get its goal difference up to a more respectable level.

If Guinea really gets going and starts to rack up goals, it will have a shot at snatching second-place in Group A from England (if England loses to South Korea).

All told, since the draw suits neither team, this looks a lot like a game that could be open from the start. Both teams need goals, neither is shy about shooting. Their efforts might not add up to enough for either of them to progress, but watching Argentina and Guinea try to stay alive in the Group of Death might be entertaining for the neutral.

The current standings in Group A:

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 South Korea 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
2 England 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 4
3 Guinea 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1
4 Argentina 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 0

Per livesoccertv.com, here's where to find the game if watching from the USA:

Argentina vs Guinea - 2017 World Cup, Group A

When: 7:00 am, Eastern; Friday, May 26, 2017

Where: Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo, South Korea

TV: NBC Universo, Fox Sports 2

Online: Fox Sports GO, Fox Soccer 2GO, NBC Universo NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, fubo.tv