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FIFA World Cup 2022: Messi Leads Argentina to Victory, Magnificent Mbappe Helps France Win

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as France defeated Denmark 2-1 on Saturday

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

QATAR: Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 in a Group C match to advance to the next round, as Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez scored one goal each.

Argentina couldn’t afford a loss after losing to Saudi Arabia in their opening match. Before Messi’s brilliant play at the Lusail Stadium, Mexico had frustrated them throughout the game.

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Three minutes remaining in regulation time, and Fernandez, a second-half substitute, scored to conclude the game.

A victory would be sufficient to ensure Argentina’s advancement to the knockout stage. However, a draw would also be adequate depending on the outcome of the other game still to be played.

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Mexico has only one point from its first two games after drawing 0-0 with Poland in their opener. For “El Tri” to have a chance of placing in the top two, they must defeat Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

In the previous match (France vs. Denmark), Kylian Mbappe scored twice as France defeated Denmark 2-1 on Saturday to advance into the round of 16.

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The hosts are the first team in Qatar to go to the knockout round, and the youthful striker emerged as the tournament’s hero by scoring a late second-half goal to advance France.

Upcoming Matches Today (IST)

Japan Vs. Costa Rica at 3:30 pm (Group E)

Belgium Vs. Morocco at 6:30 pm (Group F)

Croatia Vs. Canada at 9:30 pm (Group F)

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Also Read: FIFA World Cup 2022: Niclas Fullkrug Keeps Germany’s Hopes Alive

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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