Argentina will seek to save their World Cup skins in Qatar on Saturday when Lionel Messi and his teammates face Mexico in a match they cannot afford to lose.
Argentina will seek to save their World Cup in Qatar on Saturday when Lionel Messi and his teammates face Mexico in a match they can not go to lose. A stunning 2- 1 defeat to Saudi Arabia has left Argentina, who arrived in Doha on a 36- match unbeaten run and as one of the overall favourites, in a precarious position. The Argentines said they will draw on recollections of megastar Diego Maradona, their 1986 World Cup- winning captain who failed two times ago this week, to inspire them against the Mexicans.
” We keep him in mind. He was a veritably important person in world football, and not just for us Argentines,” said Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez.
“moment is a sad day for everyone and hopefully hereafter we can give happiness.”
The Argentines know they can not go a reprise of their opening match in Group C.
” It was delicate but we are a united group, a strong group that knows what we want, we know about our opponents, we have formerly overcome numerous effects,” said Martinez, who doubly had a thing ruled out for offside against the Saudis.
The surprising Saudis have a chance to prove they’re no flash in the visage when they face Poland and Robert Lewandowski, the fat striker who’s still looking for the first World Cup thing of his career.
The Barcelona forward missed a penalty in the goalless draw against Mexico.
In other games on Saturday, defending titleholders France could bespeak their place in the last 16 if they beat Denmark at Stadium 974, which incorporates shipping holders in its design.
The French lost protector Lucas Hernandez to injury in their opening 4- 1 palm against Australia, adding to a list of absences headed by Ballond’Or winner Karim Benzema who limped out of the World Cup before a ball was demurred.
Australia face another rough lift against a robust Tunisian side.
In Friday’s action, host nation Qatar crashed out of their own World Cup following a alternate straight defeat.
Qatar lost 3- 1 to Senegal and came the first platoon to be knocked out of this World Cup after the Netherlands and Ecuador drew 1- 1 in the other Group A game to seal their fate.
Asian titleholders Qatar had high expedients coming into the event but came only the alternate home platoon to crash out in the group stage, after South Africa in 2010.
Pretensions from Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou and Bamba Dieng were enough to give African titleholders Senegal the palm.
Mohammed Muntari scored Qatar’s only World Cup thing so far in a deeply disappointing debut on football’s biggest stage– it’s the first time a World Cup host nation has gone out after just two games.
” We’d like to say we are veritably sorry to the sympathizers, to the country,” said Qatar protector Tarek Salman.
” We’ve made them feel bad about losing two games in a row in the World Cup.”
Senegal must now beat Ecuador to advance to the knockout phase while the Qataris face the Dutch.
An uninspired England missed the chance to wrap up qualification for the knockout phase following a 0- 0 draw with the United States.
After thumping Iran 6- 2 in their opening match, England infrequently troubled a well- organised USA unit and were booed off at full- time.
” A draw is not the end of the world for us, it puts us in a great position in the group,” England captain Harry Kane said.
England need only avoid a four- thing defeat by neighbours Wales on Tuesday to advance and know a palm will shoot them through as group winners.
Before, Iran scored doubly deep into cessation time to stun Wales 2- 0 and breathe new life into a World Cup crusade overshadowed by massanti-government demurrers at home.
The Iranian players sang the public hymn before their palm over Wales, having decided to stay silent in their nature in Qatar in an apparent gesture of support for the demonstrators.
They were good winners against a platoon reduced to 10 men late in the match.
Iran, who would have been excluded if they had lost, penalized Gareth Bale’s Wales in the eighth nanosecond of injury time when substitute Rouzbeh Cheshmi smashed home.
The Iranians transferred their thousands of suckers wild when Ramin Rezaeian cropped in a alternate thing on thecounter-attack.
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