Matchday 3 of the Qatar World Cup 2022 kicked off. It was even more eventful than the previous episodes, with countries like Argentina and Poland disappointing many football fans.
The world cup fixtures for day three had kicked off with Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia. Argentina put up a shocking display, failing to show why they are the tournament’s favorites. Many people, including non-football fans, were expecting the South Americans to breeze past the Arabians, who were less favored in the game.
After scoring from the spot, Lionel Messi and his teammates didn’t know that more would come in the game. Three of their lethal strikes got ruled out by VAR, with two goals coming from their opponents to stop Argentina from having a perfect start to the tournament. Argentina is currently less likely to move to the next stages of the tournament as they occupy the bottom of the Group C table.
After Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia, the next world cup fixture was between Denmark and Tunisia of Group D, who played for a draw. Also, one of the highlights of the match was the return of Christian Eriksen to an international tournament after suffering a cardiac arrest in the Euro 2022. The two teams have fair chances of scoring in the competition, but neither could make anything from those.
The next game between Mexico and Poland of Group C put up quite dull gameplay. The game ended in a draw, with Poland forward Lewandowski missing a penalty. The penalty miss was perhaps the only major highlight of the game, as neither of the two teams played with an intensity to win. The draw saw that Poland and Mexico didn’t capitalize on Argentina’s mistakes.
The last game for Qatar World Cup 2022 match day 3 was between injury-laden France and Australia, with France trashing their opponents with four goals to 1. Goals from Rabiot, Giroud, and Mbappe ensured France had the perfect start to the world cup.
Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia Highlights and Summary
(4-3-3, right to left): Martinez, Molina Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico, De Paul, Paredes, Gomez, Messi, Martinez, Di Maria.
Substitutions: Martinez, Acuna, Alvarez, Fernandez.
(4-3-3): Al-Owais, Abdulhamid, Tambakti, Al-Boleahi, Al-Shahrani, Al-Buraikan, Kanno, Al-Malki, Al-Faraj, Dawsari, Shehri
ARG — Lionel Messi (pen) — 10th min.
SAU — Saleh Al-Shehri — 48th min.
SAU — Salem Al-Dawsari — 53rd min.
Denmark vs. Tunisia Highlights and Summary
(4-4-2, right to left): Schmeichel, Andersen, Kjaer, A. Christensen, Kristensen, Hojbjerg, Eriksen, Delaney, Maehle, Olsen, Dolberg
3-4-2-1, right to left: Dahmen, Talbi, Meriah, Bronn, Drager, Skhiri, Laidouni, Abdi, Slimane, Msakni, Jebali
Mexico vs. Poland Highlights and Summary
(4-3-3, right to left): Ochoa, Sanchez, Moreno, Montes, Gallardo, Alvarez, Herrera, Chavez, Vega, Lozano, Martin
Jimenez, Antuna, Rodriguez.
(4-2-3-1 right to left): Szczęsny, Cash, Kiwior, Gilik, Bereszynski, Kaminski, Krychowiak, Zalewski, Zielinski, Szymanski, Lewandowski
France vs. Australia Highlights and Summary
(4-2-3-1, right to left): Lloris, Pavard, Konaté, Upamecano, Hernandez, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Dembélé, Griezmann, Mbappé, Giroud
(4-1-4-1, right to left): Ryan, Atkinson, Souttar, Roles, Behich Mooy, Goodwin, McGree, Irvine, Leckie, Duke
0-1: Goodwin (9 mins)
1-1: Rabiot (27 mins)
2-1: Giroud (32 mins)
3-1: Mbappe (68 mins)
4-1: Giroud (71 mins)
Today’s Qatar World Cup 2022 Matches
After Groups A, B, C, and D participated in the tournament. The next world cup fixtures will feature Group E and F countries, such as Morocco and Croatia.
Germany will also play with Japan before Spain and Costa Rica. Playing their first world cup in 36 years, Canada will also feature against Belgium.
|Morocco vs. Croatia||F||Al Bayt|
|Germany vs. Japan||E||Khalifa|
|Spain vs. Costa Rica||E||Al Thumana|
|Belgium vs. Canada||F||Ahmad bin Ali|