Word Cup Daily: Lionel Messi keeps Argentina’s championship hopes alive

Argentina avoided elimination on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Mexico at Lusail Stadium, while France became the first team to qualify for the knockout stage with their second victory in the tournament.

Here’s everything that happened at the World Cup on Saturday and what to watch on Sunday.

Australia 1 Tunisia 0

Australia got the score it needed against Tunisia, picking up three critical points, but will need a win or a draw against Denmark on Wednesday (10am ET on FS1 and the FOX Sports app) to avoid going into a tiebreaker with Denmark or less. Most likely Tunisia.

Summary of the match Tunisia and Australia | World Cup 2022

Summary of the match Tunisia and Australia |  World Cup 2022

Tunisia and Australia met in the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Poland 2, Saudi Arabia 0

After long waiting, Robert LewandowskiYou scored his first goal in the World Cup. More importantly, it came in a win that put Poland top of Group C. Poland can secure their place in the knockout stage with a win over Argentina on Wednesday (2pm ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app) – anything less. That would lead to a tiebreaker or, at worst, elimination.

Summary of the match between Poland and Saudi Arabia | World Cup 2022

Summary of the match between Poland and Saudi Arabia |  World Cup 2022

Poland and Saudi Arabia tied in the World Cup group stage.

France 2, Denmark 1

France clinched their place in the knockout stage with a 2–1 victory over Denmark, making them the first World Cup champions since 2006 not to be eliminated in the tournament’s group stage. The curse – at least for the next four years – was broken.

Kylian Mbappe He made a little history himself. With his two goals against Denmark, he joins Pelé as the only player to score seven World Cup goals before the age of 24. He also met Ecuador’s striker Ener Valencia in the Golden Boot race. It was a good day for glaucoma

Summary of the match France and Denmark | World Cup 2022

Summary of the match France and Denmark |  World Cup 2022

France, the World Cup champions, will play their second group match against Denmark.

Argentina 2, Mexico 0

It wasn’t pretty, but Argentina pulled away a much-needed win over Mexico. Now, she is in a position to qualify for the knockout stage by defeating Poland. Given the way the tournament started, things could be much worse.

Mexico’s fate will also depend on the result they get in their final group stage match. A win would give it four points, which is more than what Argentina would have had if they lost to Poland and how much Poland would have had if they had lost to Argentina. A loss or tie will eliminate him from the tournament.

Summary of the match between Argentina and Mexico | World Cup 2022

Summary of the match between Argentina and Mexico |  World Cup 2022

Lionel Messi scored in the 64th minute.

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With elimination on the line, it was Lionel Messi for Argentina.

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Robert Lewandowski had to wait until Poland’s second goal to add his name to the scoresheet, but he made his first goal possible by aiming to keep the ball in play and finding Piotr Zielinski running towards the goal.

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It is difficult to say which of the two players of Vujicic Czyuzny was more impressive: blocking the penalty kick or blocking the follow-up, in which he had to push his body in the opposite direction from the place of the penalty.

We’ll go with the second.

Japan vs. Costa Rica5 a.m. ET on FS1

Japan upset the German giants in their opening group stage match, so a win over Costa Rica – who lost to Spain 7-0 on Wednesday – shouldn’t be a problem, right? Well, if that statement is true, then Japan will be the first team in E to qualify for the knockout round. Japan also qualified for the Round of 16 in 2018.

Belgium vs Morocco8 a.m. ET on FS1

Belgium got an unconvincing three points against Canada on Wednesday. Will he look like the dark-horse contenders many thought would be against Morocco, or will the Moroccans do what Canada can’t and earn points?

Croatia versus Canada11 a.m. ET on FS1

Croatia and Morocco held each other pointless with their conflicting defensive styles. Don’t expect the same on Sunday, when the Canucks have been known to deploy defenses. Croatia should respond with their own scoring opportunities.

Spain versus Germany2 p.m. ET on FS1

One of the most anticipated matches in the group stage is now even more important, as the Germans could face elimination by the time the ball is kicked. best case for the team It is a tie in Japan and Costa Rica.

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