The FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar continues as we get closer to the conclusion of the Group Stages. Here’s all the latest WorldCup22 Post-Match Recap you need to know!
The Rundown: Tunisia vs France
Despite beating France 1-0 owing to a goal by Wahbi Khazri in the second half, Tunisia was kicked out of the World Cup 2022. Despite having an Antoine Griezmann goal disallowed by VAR in the nick of time, France nevertheless won Group D, and the runner-up, Australia, beat Denmark to advance to the knockout stage with them.
Both teams made significant lineup changes, but it was Tunisia who got off to the better start, with Nader Ghandri getting an early goal disallowed due to an offside call.
Despite France’s reorganized attack, the African side maintained their lead for the rest of the first half, with Kingsley Coman missing the finest chance of the half when he sliced wide after being sent in by Youssouf Fofana’s run.
Despite Didier Deschamps’ triple switch that included Kylian Mbappe and was followed immediately by Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele, France did not pose a serious danger until the game’s dying minutes of the World Cup 2022 livestream.
Player of the game: Wahbi Khazri
That goal should have gotten Tunisia more than they got. It was so lovely that Khazri and his teammates have every reason to feel bad about having to leave Qatar so soon. His goal was the culmination of an enthusiastic effort that established the tone for his team. The game-winning goal was evidence of the high quality he brought to the table.
Tunisia v France
It appeared that Tunisia’s resolve had been broken when Griezmann scored on a volley 8 minutes into extra time, but the goal was disallowed for offside following a lengthy VAR review, giving Tunisia a memorable outcome to cap off their run in Qatar 2022.
The Rundown: Australia vs Denmark
With a second-half goal by Mathew Leckie, Australia eliminated Denmark from the World Cup in the group stage for just the 2nd time in the club’s history.
At first, Graham Arnold’s Socceroos thought a draw would be good enough to go out of Group D, but after Tunisia shocked France, who had already advanced, Graham Arnold’s team needed a victory to advance, as did the Danes.
In the first half, Denmark had several excellent opportunities to take the lead, but Milos Degenek made a fantastic block to prevent Jesper Lindstrom from scoring, and Mat Ryan stopped a shot from Mathias Jensen. Instead, Australia was the team to break the tie on the hour, setting up Leckie for a counterattack.
The Melbourne City attacker dribbled past the Denmark defender Joakim Maehle and then threaded a left-footed shot low into the right corner.
Player of the game: Mathew Leckie
It was Mathew Leckie’s 14th goal for Australia in all competitions, giving him at least five more than any other player on the Socceroos World Cup roster. Just as the news of Tunisia’s advantage over France began to spread, he wove into the Danish penalty area and scored.
Australia v Denmark
Australia rejoiced furiously at the final whistle, while the Danes, who had made it to the knockout stages in 4 of their 5 previous World Cups, attempted to mount a comeback.
The Rundown: Poland vs Argentina
With goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez in the second half, Argentina defeated Poland, 2-0, and went to the round of 16 at the World Cup 2022. Poland also qualified for the knockout stage as the Group C runner-up.
Poland started the day as the group’s top seed, but they were thoroughly outplayed by Argentina (Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the first half), and they advanced to a battle for second place with holders France only because Mexico beat Saudi Arabia 2-1. Argentina, champions of Group C and the clear World Cup betting odds 2022 favorite of the group, will face Australia in the round of 16.
Messi nearly scored twice in the first 10 minutes, and Argentina went on to control the tempo of the match. But clean chances were hard to come by for them, and Wojciech Szczesny turned away shots from Alvarez and Marcos Acuna before halftime.
Player of the game: Lionel Messi
The 35-year-old may have missed from the penalty spot, but that was his only misstep in an otherwise stellar display. Throughout the match, he played almost as well as he has all season, firing passes all over the field and establishing his team’s offensive and defensive tempos. Yet another stunning performance, especially in the second half.
Poland v Argentina
With Poland failing to mount an offensive threat, Argentina came close to getting a 3rd goal through Messi and Alvarez. The Albiceleste were also saved a goal when substitute Lautaro Martinez broke free down the middle but dragged his effort wide thanks to a careless pass by Jakub Kiwior.
Then, in the nick of time, the central defender headed Nicolas Tagliafico’s chip away from the goal, which proved pivotal for Poland.
The Rundown: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico
Despite beating Saudi Arabia, Mexico was eliminated from the tournament after finishing second in the group to Poland in terms of goals scored. As to what comes next, check our World Cup 2022 fixtures Singapore time for the Round of 16 and beyond.
After squandering numerous good first-half chances, El Tri’s hopes were revived when Henry Martin poked home from an edge in the 47th minute, making it the first time El Tri had been eliminated from a worldwide event in the group stage since 1978.
Luis Chavez’s 25-yard left-footed free-kick looped over the wall and into the top-right corner five minutes later, putting qualification within reach.
By the 67th minute of Poland’s 2-0 loss to Argentina, Mexico had tied the Poles in points and goal differential but lagged behind them in the Group C standings due to their higher yellow card accumulation. Martin blasted a volley from close range over the crossbar, while Orbelin Pineda sailed another attempt off target with a curling shot.
Player of the game: Luis Chavez
Group C’s thrilling conclusion at the Lusail Stadium saw Argentina beat Poland 2-0, setting up a dramatic last three minutes for Mexico to score and advance out of the group on superior fair play points. Henry Martin scored the first goal, and Luis Chavez scored on a fantastic free kick.
Saudi Arabia v Mexico
Despite a strong victory over Saudi Arabia, Mexico was eliminated from the World Cup in the round of 16. Poland advanced as the Group C runner-up due to a better goal difference. And that’s it for today’s round-up of World Cup 2022 news and highlights. Remember to get your free World Cup bets and other amazing offers at Solarbet today!