Doha. The third day of the FIFA Football World Cup 2022 proved to be a big upset. On the third day, the fifth match of the tournament was played between two teams of Group C, Argentina and Saudi Arabia. In this match, Argentina’s star player Lionel Messi scored his first goal in 10 minutes and gave Argentina a 1-0 lead with his first goal. Messi’s team looked to dominate from the start. But the way Saudi Arabia came back in the second half was fantastic. Saudis won the match 2–1 thanks to goals from Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari. After this, his fans who loved Lionel Messi looked very disappointed.
Let us tell you that the score was 1-0 till the half-time of the match, but after the way Saudi Arabia came back in the second half, Argentina’s team looked helpless. Apart from Saleh and Salem, the heroes of Saudi Arabia’s victory were also their goalkeeper Al Owais. Argentina’s defeat on the third day of this season has been seen as a major upset. Yug was the first match of Group C and the second match of this group will be played today itself between Mexico and Poland. The Argentina team will now play their next match against Mexico at 12.30 pm on 26 November. And Saudi Arabia will face Poland on the same day at 6.30 pm.
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Argentina’s victory chariot stopped in the very first match
Significantly, after Argentina’s defeat in the very first match of this tournament, its sequence of winning 36 consecutive international matches has also been broken. Had Argentina won two more matches, it could have equaled Germany’s world record. But this defeat of Messi’s team in the very first match of FIFA World Cup 2022 has increased his concern. After this defeat, not only the Argentina team but also their crores of fans will be sad. In such a situation, their next match against Mexico has become important. In this match, Saudi Arabia showed excellent defense and won the match despite Argentina having 70 percent of the ball possession. Argentina’s strikers attempted 6 goals but only one was successful. At the same time, both Saudi shots went straight into the goal.
On the other hand, if we talk about the points table of FIFA World Cup 2022 after this fifth match, then after losing by a margin of 1 goal, Argentina’s difficulties have increased here. Their next match is now against Mexico which has become a do or die battle to go to the Round of 16. If the team loses one more match in the group stage from here, then it will be out from here. Let us tell you that a total of 32 teams are participating this time, which are divided into 8 groups. Only the top 2 teams from each group will make it to the round of 16. In such a situation, one defeat can increase the worries of the other team because this format of football is very exciting.