New Delhi: The group stage being played under the FIFA World Cup 2022 is in its final round. Now the picture of the pre-quarterfinal matches is starting to become a bit clear. Two important matches were played in Group C late Wednesday night. There was a very exciting match between Argentina, captained by Lionel Messi, and Poland, captained by Robert Lewandowski. In this match, Argentina won 2-0 to secure a place in the pre-quarterfinals by topping their group. While the Poland team reached the pre-quarterfinals even after losing. Now Argentina will face Australia in the pre-quarterfinals. At the same time, in the second match played late on Wednesday, Mexico defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1.
By defeating Saudi Arabia, Mexico’s team definitely equalized with Poland in the points table, but it lagged behind Poland in terms of goals scored. Due to which the team of Poland has reached the pre-quarterfinals. In this way, the teams of Saudi Arabia and Mexico are out of Group-C. Poland qualified for the pre-quarterfinals by finishing second in the group. Now in Super-16 Poland will face defending champions France.
Messi broke the record of legend Maradona
Argentina captain Lionel Messi appeared in his old colors in the match played against Poland. Although he could not convert a penalty into a goal in the match. Even after all this, Messi’s team showed a strong game. Argentina dominated the whole match. During the match, it seemed as if Argentina were playing close to the Polish goalposts. Messi created history by entering this match. Now he has become the most 22-match player for Argentina in the Football World Cup. In this case Messi has broken the record of legend Maradona.
Mexico out of the tournament despite the win
In the second match of the group, Mexico beat Saudi Arabia 2-1, showing a great game. This match was also very exciting. Neither team could score in the first half. After this, in the second half, Mexico played aggressively. Henry Martin scored the first goal for Mexico in the 47th minute. After this, Luis Chavez scored the second goal in the 52nd minute to put Mexico in a strong position and Mexico won the match easily. But, despite this, Mexico could not make it to the last 16.