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World Cup Day 11 Live Blog - Poland vs Argentina, Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

Hello, good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, my name is Jidechi Chidiezie, and its the final set of games for Group C.

2022 FIFA World Cup Group C: Poland vs Argentina, Saudi Arabia vs Mexico live blog
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19:30

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It’s day 11, and its the final games for Group C - ITS POLAND TAKING ON ARGENTINA, AND SAUDI ARABIA BATTLING MEXICO

FT:  Australia 1-0 Denmark
FT: Australia 1-0 Denmark
FT: Tunisia 1-0 France
FT: Tunisia 1-0 France
19:32

Earlier today, we saw big moments in Group D:

In the 58 minute in Rayyan: Wahab Khazri put Tunisia 1-0 up against France

In the 60 minute in Al Wahrah: Matthew Leckie put Australia 1-0 up against Denmark

19:34

And this is what it meant for Group D. Despite the hard-fought win, Tunisia bow out of the competition at the expense of Australia who progress to the round up as runners up of this group, behind France.

THE ROUND OF 16:

  • France vs Group C runner-up
  • Group C winner vs Australia
19:35

Meanwhile, this is how it is looking in Group C ahead of tonight's games

19:36

Now, the starting lineups for all four teams...

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19:36

SAUDI ARABIA XI vs MEXICO XI

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19:39

POLAND XI vs ARGENTINA XI

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PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

Poland 2-1 Argentina (Friendly, 2011)

Argentina 2-0 Poland (FIFA World Cup 1978)

Poland 3-2 Argentina (FIFA World Cup 1974)

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Mexico 5-1 Saudi Arabia (FIFA Confederations Cup 1999)

Saudi Arabia 0-5 Mexico (FIFA Confederations Cup 1997)

Saudi Arabia 0-2 Mexico (FIFA Confederations Cup 1995)

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19:50

Poland vs Argentina will be played at the Stadium 974 in Doha

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail

20:00

KICKOFF!

1' Poland 0-0 Argentina

1' Saudi Arabia 0-0 Mexico

20:30

30' Half an hour gone in Doha: Poland 0-0 Argentina

STATS SO FAR

Goal Attempts: 1-7

On Target: 0-3

Blocked Shots: 1-1

Freekicks: 5-1

Corner kicks: 1-5

Offsides: 0-0

Yellow Cards: 0-0

20:30

30' Half an hour gone in Lusail: Saudi Arabia 0-0 Mexico

STATS SO FAR

Goal Attempts: 3-5

On Target: 1-3

Blocked Shots: 0-1

Freekicks: 5-5

Corner kicks: 0-0

Offsides: 0-1

Yellow Cards: 1-1

20:37

The referee will consult the VAR for a possible Argentina penalty after Lionel Messi went down under a challenge

20:38

38' ITS A PENALTY TO ARGENTINA!

20:38

39' AND HE SAVES IT! Wojciech Szczesny dives the right way and saves Lionel Messi's penalty in this game. What a tournament he his having!

20:46

45' Poland 0-0 Argentina. There will be 3 minutes added time in Al Wakrah

20:46

45' Saudi Arabia 0-0 Mexico. There will be 6 minutes added time in Lusail

20:48

HALF-TIME!

Poland 0-0 Argentina

20:52

HALF-TIME!

Saudi Arabia 0-0 Mexico

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Goalkeeper of the tournament, so far?

21:04

46' Poland 0-0 Argentina: We're back with the second half at Stadium 974 in Doha

21:05

47' GOAL! And Argentina are ahead! What a quick start! Nahuel Molina sends a low pass into the box and its Alexis Mac Allister who volleys the ball onto the bottom of the left. Its Poland 0-1 Argentina

21:06

46' Saudi Arabia 0-0 Mexico: And the second half is underway at the Lusail Iconic Stadium

21:08

48' GOAL! Mexico scores! Henry Martin grabs the first goal of the tournament for the North Americans and converts an assist form Cesar Montes. Its Saudi Arabia 0-1 Mexico

21:14

52' GOAL! Mexico with a number 2! Its the goal of the tournament contender for Luis Chavez who puts the ball in the net with a fine freekick. Its the first freekick goal of the tournament, and it Saudi Arabia 0-2 Mexico

21:17

56' Its number 3 for Mexico but Henry Martin is flagged for offside, and Saudi Arabia will be relieved here

21:19

AS IT STANDS:

60' Poland 0-1 Argentina

57' Saudi Arabia 0-2 Mexico

STANDINGS

  1. Argentina - 6 (+2)
  2. Poland - 4 (+1)
  3. Mexico - 4 (0)
  4. Saudi Arabia - 3 (-3)
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68' GOAL! Julian Alvarez scores! The Manchester City man benefits off Enzo Fernandes' pass and puts the ball beyond Wojciech Szczesny. Its Poland 0-2 Argentina

69' Saudi Arabia 0-2 Mexico
69' Saudi Arabia 0-2 Mexico
71' Poland 0-2 Argentina
71' Poland 0-2 Argentina
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AS IT STANDS, POLAND WILL GO THROUGH ON THE FAIRPLAY RECORD!

21:34

75' Fifteen minutes to go in Doha: Poland 0-2 Argentina

STATS SO FAR

Goal Attempts: 3-22

On Target: 0-13

Blocked Shots: 2-3

Freekicks: 10-3

Corner kicks: 1-8

Offsides: 0-1

Yellow Cards: 0-1

21:34

72' WHAT A CHANCE! Luis Chavez hits the target again from a long-range free kick but Mohammed Al Owais is alert and thwarts his effort this time

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75' There are fifteen minutes left in the game in Lusail: Saudi Arabia 0-0 Mexico

STATS SO FAR

Goal Attempts: 8-18

On Target: 1-8

Blocked Shots: 1-7

Freekicks: 18-16

Corner kicks: 1-6

Offsides: 1-5

21:49

87' OFFSIDE! Goal number three for Mexico have been chalked off after substitute Uriel Antuna was judged to have received the ball in offside position

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90' Poland 0-2 Argentina

There will 6 minutes of added time in Doha

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90' Saudi Arabia 0-2 Mexico

In Lusail, there will be an additional 7 minutes

21:56

FULL-TIME! 

Poland 0-2 Argentina

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Argentina are now through and finish from Group C as winners. We await the outcome of Saudi Arabia and Mexico to know Poland's fate

21:58

90+5' GOAL! Saudi Arabia!!! What does this mean for Mexico?! What does this mean? Its Salem Al Dawsari who halves the score after a pass from Hattan Bahebri. Its now Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico

22:00

FULL-TIME!
Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico

22:01

What a dramatic night this was! Perhaps, the best of the final round of group stage games so far. From Group C, its Argentina (as group winners) and Poland (as runners-up) who progress to the round of 16.

22:03

As it stands in the Round of 16:

Netherlands vs United States

England vs Senegal

France vs POLAND

ARGENTINA vs Australia

22:05

Thanks for sticking around on this great night. Tomorrow is another day. For now, let's get some rest and prepare for a great tomorrow. From me, its good night!

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