KSA versus Argentina on Day 3 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 promises to be exciting, with other matchups including Denmark vs. Tunisia. Poland versus Mexico Australia versus France.
At the Lusail Stadium, Day 3 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup got underway with the Argentina-Saudi Arabia Group C match. The Lionel Messi-led Argentina team entered the game with a 35-game winning streak since the start of 2019. Their legendary captain gave Argentina the early advantage by converting from the penalty spot after a VAR review.
However, if not for three offside decisions that disallowed two goals from Lautaro Martinez and one from Messi. The Albicelestes might have had a 4-0 lead after 35 minutes. The defending Copa America champions led 1-0 at the break.
Argentina (4-2-3-1): Emeliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico, Alejandro Gomez, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Lionel Messi (c), Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria
Saudi Arabia (4-4-1-1): Mohamed Al-Owais, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Mohamed Kanno, Saud Abdulhamid, Abdulelah Al-Malki, Saleh Al-Shehri, Hassan Al-Tambakti, Salman Al-Faraj (c), Salem Al-Dawsari, Firas Al-Buraikan.
Argentina is exerting pressure.
The door is being knocked on, but no one is currently responding. KSA played defense like a squad. That might be about to achieve the greatest feat in their history of football.
There is yet time for things to change, though.
Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia after 73 minutes.
Argentina supporters start feeling anxious
“The Argentine stands no longer appear to be as festive. Additionally, there doesn’t seem to be any drive to support their team. Several anxious faces all at once.
On the big screen, a child supporter from Argentina was seen biting her nails. On the other hand, the Saudis are attempting to start a massive wave.