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World Cup 2022: results and summaries of the matches of Tuesday November 22



► Sensation in Doha, Argentina beaten by Saudi Arabia (2-1)

Earthquake in Lusail! Lionel Messi’s Argentina, among the favorites for this 2022 World Cup, was humiliated in their first match by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in Doha (1-2) for what is one of the biggest sensations in history. of the World Cup. “It’s a very hard blow”released Lionel Messi while Argentina and its supporters already saw themselves lifting the trophy.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or quickly opened the scoring from the penalty spot (10th) but in the second half, strikers Saleh Al-Shehri (48th) and Salem Al-Dawsari (53rd) gave the advantage to the Saudis in this first match of the Group C of the 2022 World Cup.

“We didn’t expect to start this way. We thought we started well, with three points, as we said before the match. It would have brought us peace of mind.”added the Argentine genius who disputes what will be ” surely “ his last World Cup.

“It’s a memorable victory, it will go down in history”, savored Hervé Renard, the French coach of the Saudi team. This result is indeed one of the greatest exploits of this competition, with, among others, United States-England (1-0) in 1950, North Korea-Italy (1-0) in 1966, Algeria-FRG (2-1) in 1982, Senegal-France (1-0) in 2002, South Korea-Italy (2-1) in 2002, and South Korea-Germany (2-0) in 2018. he explosion of joy from the Saudis at the final whistle, one imagines that they too had not dreamed of such a feat.

► Draw 0-0 between Tunisia and Denmark, next opponents of France

Denmark and Tunisia, the next opponents of the French world champions in Group D of the 2022 World Cup, drew (0-0) on Tuesday at the Education City stadium in Al Rayyan.

Jostled by the Carthage Eagles in the first period, the Danes imposed their game in the second, without however managing to win, despite a goal scored by Andreas Skov Olsen, disallowed for an offside position.

► Mexico and Poland neutralize each other, Lewandoswki misses a penalty

Mexico and Poland left back to back (0-0) after an unexciting match for their entry into the World Cup at Stade 974 in Doha.

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Poland star striker Robert Lewandowski failed to convert a penalty he had caused after a foul was cleared by VAR, his shot being blocked by experienced Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (58th) .

Both teams sit in second place in Group C, behind Saudi Arabia.

► France – Australia, successful entry for the Blues

After a failed start to the match, and a goal conceded in the 9th minute, the France team quickly got back on track before finally winning easily against Australia. Didier Deschamps’ men conceded an early goal when Goodwin found himself alone in the area, forgotten by Benjamin Pavard. He easily deceived Hugo Lloris (1-0, 9th).

After coming to their senses, the Blues equalized through Rabiot (27th), before taking the lead through Olivier Giroud (32nd). After the break, they worsened the mark thanks to Kylian Mbappé (68th) then Giroud again. This first victory allows the French team to take the lead in group D alone.

Defender Lucas Hernandez, injured in a knee, is forced to forfeit for the future. Affected in the cruciate ligaments of the right knee, the player of Bayern Munich aged 26 cannot be replaced in the group of Didier Deschamps.

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