World Cup Daily: Argentina got the result it needed, but not the result Mexico wanted

After losing one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history, Argentina will enter the knockout stages as group winners. Unfortunately for Mexico, Argentina fell just a few goals short of pushing through as well.

Here’s everything that happened at the World Cup on Wednesday and what to watch out for on Thursday.

Tunisia 1, France 0

France enter the round of 16 with a defeat on their record after Antoine Griezmann’s equalizer was ruled offside by VAR at the last minute. Lucky for that Blues, a 1-0 defeat was not enough to knock it out of first place in Group D, or for Tunisia to move up. It will play against Poland on Sunday (10am ET on FS1 and the FOX Sports app).

Highlights Tunisia vs. France | FIFA World Cup 2022

Highlights Tunisia vs.  France |  FIFA World Cup 2022

Tunisia took on France in the final group stage match for both teams of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Australia 1, Denmark 0

The football secured their place in the knockout stages with a landslide victory against Denmark, a team 28 places higher in the FIFA men’s rankings. Australia play Argentina on Saturday (2pm ET on FS1 and the FOX Sports app). Denmark was eliminated with the result.

Highlights Australia vs. Denmark | FIFA World Cup 2022

Highlights Australia vs.  Denmark |  FIFA World Cup 2022

Australia and Denmark faced each other in their third match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Mexico 2, Saudi Arabia 1

Mexico was so close to doing everything it had to do to progress to the round of 16, but his yellow cards and Saudi Arabia’s late goal saw them eventually knocked out of the tournament. Mexico’s seven-tournament streak to reach the knockout stage is now over. Saudi Arabia was also eliminated with the result.

Saudi Arabia Vs Mexico Highlights | FIFA World Cup 2022

Saudi Arabia Vs Mexico Highlights |  FIFA World Cup 2022

Saudi Arabia and Mexico faced each other in their third matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Argentina 2, Poland 0

Argentina and Poland both moved up with Wednesday night’s result, but Argentina took over first place from Poland. Poland now plays against France on Sunday and Argentina against Australia on Saturday.

Highlights Poland vs. Argentina | FIFA World Cup 2022

Highlights Poland vs.  Argentina |  FIFA World Cup 2022

Poland and Argentina faced each other in the group stage of the 022 FIFA World Cup.

GOAL OF THE DAY

If this had been the goal that sent Mexico through to the round of 16, it would have been one of the greatest goals The tree‘s long history at the World Cup. Instead, it’s just our goal for the day. Take a bow, Luis Chávez.

SAVING THE DAY

Any save from Wojciech Szczęsny could have been the save of the day, but every time you save a penalty from arguably the greatest player of all time is worth highlighting.

That night, Szczęsny had nine saves, including eight saves from shots in the penalty area.

Croatia vs. Belgium10 a.m. ET on *FOX

Croatia’s path to the knockout stage is simple: a win or a draw, and it’s in. Belgium is much more complicated. While it could also continue with a win or a draw, a draw would have to be paired with Canada winning against Morocco – and even then it would be a tiebreaker with Morocco based on goal difference, a category in which Morocco has a pair of has. target advantage.

Canada vs Morocco10am ET on *FS1

Belgium is not the team Morocco has to worry about a tiebreak with, for all the above reasons. Croatia, on the other hand, is a serious threat if Morocco loses to Canada and Belgium beats Croatia, as Croatia currently has the advantage in goal difference. Suffice to say, Morocco would rather win or draw.

Japan vs Spain2 p.m. ET on *FOX

The only scenario in which Spain does not go through is a win by Japan and a win by Costa Rica vs. Germany, which is unlikely on paper. However, Japan has already caused a setback this year and Costa Rica records a confidence-inspiring victory against Japan. The Red would be wise not to tempt fate.

Costa Rica vs. Germany2pm ET on *FS1

Germany needs a win and a Spain win against Japan to avoid being knocked out of the group stage for a second consecutive World Cup. If Costa Rica wins, they’re in no matter what happens in Japan-Spain.

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