The World Cup in Qatar continues today, and the most attention is drawn to tonight's duel between Argentina and Mexico, in which Messi and his team, if they lose this match, can already end their appearance at the World Cup in the second round.
The program will be opened by football players from Tunisia and Australia. This will be a duel between two teams that are outsiders in group D. Tunisia drew with Denmark in the first round without scoring, while Australia lost to France with a score of 4:1.
After that, football players from Poland and Saudi Arabia will take the field. In the first match, the Poles drew against Mexico, also without scoring, while Saudi Arabia created one of the biggest sensations in the history of the world championships and beat Argentina 2:1 after a turnaround.
After the game, Messi said:
"The truth? Dead. It's a very hard blow because we did not expect to start in this way.' ' "We expected to get the three points that would have given us calmness," Messi said. "Things happen for a reason.
We have to prepare for what is coming, we have to win, and it depends on us. "There are no excuses. We are going to be more united than ever. This group is strong, and we have shown it. It is a situation that we haven't gone through in a long time.
Now we have to show that this is a real group. "It's a painful loss but we have to continue to trust ourselves," he said. "We must turn the page and move on. We have to analyse what went wrong. Focus on the positives and turn our attention to the game against Mexico." In this regard, it is clear that today's duel between the mentioned two teams attracts a lot of attention, and if there is a victory, Saudi Arabia would already ensure passage in the second round, which would certainly be a miraculous result.
After that, the football players of France and Denmark will take the field, which is the second meeting of group D, and the program will be closed by Argentina and Mexico, who will play an extremely important duel. After the aforementioned defeat against Saudi Arabia, Messi and his teammates simply have to win tonight, and anything else would significantly jeopardize their chances of reaching the round of 16 and continuing their dream of winning the World Cup.
- Tunisia - Australia
- Poland - Saudi Arabia
- Denmark - France
- Argentina - Mexico