The Saudi national team was eliminated from the “Qatar 2022” World Cup finals, after its defeat by its Mexican counterpart, with two goals to one, while Argentina qualified for the round of 16 after defeating Poland with two clean goals, on Wednesday, in the last round of Group C competitions.
Al-Akhdar started perfectly and imposed himself as a strong match in the face of the Mexican national team, which started the match with a dangerous opportunity that Al-Owais tackled brilliantly, before Muhammad Kanno responded with a ball from a direct violation that just over the horizontal bar.
With the passing of the minutes, Mexico imposed its advantage through quick movements from the sides, and shooting from outside the penalty area, but the closer it got to the Saudi goal, the more desperate it was on the part of Al Owais.
In the second half, Mexico’s pressure resulted in a first goal scored by Henry Martin after a ball reached him after a corner kick, which he followed into the Saudi net in the 47th minute.
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Only 5 minutes passed until Luis Chavez added a second goal for the Mexican national team from a direct free kick, which he executed brilliantly over the blocking wall, which Al Owais was unable to respond.
The result remained the same until the calculated time instead of lost, in the fifth minute of which Salem Al-Dosari scored the only “Al-Akhdar” goal, taking advantage of Hattan Bahbari’s pass.
In another confrontation that took place at the same time, the Argentine national team defeated its Polish opponent with two clean goals, signed by Alexis McLister and Julian Alvarez in the 46th and 67th minutes.
With this, Argentina finished top of the group and qualified for the round of 16 with 6 points, and Poland accompanied it by coming second with 4 points ahead of Mexico, which has the same balance of points and goal difference thanks to fair play (getting fewer warnings), while the Saudi team came fourth with 3 points. .
Argentina will play in the next round with Australia, while Poland, the defending champion, will face France next Sunday.