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FIFA World Cup HIGHLIGHTS, November 30: Argentina, Poland … – Sportstar

Messi and Co need to win against Poland to secure a place in Round of 16. | Photo Credit: AFP
Welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the build-up to matchday 11 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Australia and Tunisia won the first two games of the day. Argentina vs Poland and Saudi Arabia vs Mexico are currently going on.
Argentina vs Poland – in pictures
Why Poland, not Mexico, qualified for round of 16? – Find out here
HIGHLIGHTS – Argentina vs Poland
HIGHLIGHTS – Saudi Arabia vs Mexico
88,966 pairs of eyes transfixed on one player, a record World Cup crowd in 28 years at the Lusail Stadium followed Lionel Messi’s every manoeuvre. And Messi, looking to rediscover the euphoria that usually his game brings, suddenly was up from his stupor, scoring and then assisting to restart Argentina’s World Cup ride.
But a win against Poland is still needed and a draw, too, could be enough if Mexico and Saudi Arabia also end in a deadlock. “We haven’t done anything yet. A slip-up like the one the other day can tarnish anything,” Argentine manager Lionel Scaloni seems aware of the danger the Poles possess – PREVIEW.
Australia beat Denmark 1-0 to book its place in the last 16 of the tournament. It joined France from Group D – Report
Tunisia’s one goal was enough to hand it a historic win. Antoine Griezmann found the net but was ruled offside. Yet, it was heartbreak for the African team as it failed to make it to the Round of 16 – Report
Saudi Arabia coach Herve Renard called on his players on Tuesday to ‘make history’ as they face Mexico in their final Group C match in the FIFA World Cup 2022 with a chance to make the Round of 16.
The Frenchman’s rousing half-time team talk in Saudi Arabia’s upset win over Argentina in the opening game went viral on social media – REPORT.
Mexico is going to have to suddenly find goals — and perhaps even several of them — to extend its knockout-round streak at the World Cup.
Mexico has reached the round of 16 at the last seven World Cups, tied for the longest current streak with Brazil. But in Qatar, El Tri sits at the bottom of Group C ahead of a must-win match against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday at Lusail Stadium.
The last time Mexico played at football’s biggest tournament and didn’t advance out of its group was in 1978.
Gareth Southgate lavished praise on Marcus Rashford after England forward continued his purple patch by firing his country into the World Cup last 16 with a double in their 3-0 win against Wales on Tuesday.
Rashford put England on course for a last-16 clash with Senegal on Sunday as his superb free-kick broke the deadlock at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium – REPORT.
England ended its trepidation to qualify for the round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup after it beat Wales 3-0 at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium on Tuesday.
After a fourth-place finish in 2018, the Three Lions – after a 6-2 win against Iran – was held to a goalless draw against the United States of America, attracting criticism about Gareth Southgate’s choice of substitutes.
One of the heroes of the win was Phil Foden – the Manchester City prodigy who had, so far, not started for England in the tournament – STORY.
Marcus Rashford made his third appearance in the FIFA World Cup count by scoring two remarkable goals that helped England hand Wales a 3-0 defeat on Tuesday night. Watch how he scored the goals
France beat Denmark 2-1 to break the champions curse and assure its place in the Round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Australia defeated Tunisia 1-0 and bolstered its chances of making it past the group stage. These results from match day two meant that three teams remain in the hunt for the second qualification spot from the group.
While Australia is slightly ahead in the race, Denmark and Tunisia too have a shot at making it.
Here is how the points table looks before the game day
FIFA World Cup 2022 points table, Group A standings after Matchday 10
FIFA World Cup 2022 points table, Group B standings after Matchday 10
Hi there! Welcome back to Sportstar’s daily World Cup updates. You know the drill! We begin with a quick recap of how all the action unfolded on Day 10.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s volley sent Senegal into the World Cup’s knockout stages for only the second time in its history as it eliminated Ecuador at the Khalifa International Stadium. – REPORT
The Netherlands secured top spot in the group with a victory over host nation Qatar – REPORT
Christian Pulisic bundled the ball home at a cacophonous Al Thumama Stadium as the United States stormed into the World Cup last 16 on Tuesday by beating Iran 1-0 in a Group B contest shrouded by decades of enmity between the two nations. REPORT
Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden both scored Tuesday to put England into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Wales – REPORT
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