Defeat to Saudi Arabia complicates qualification for Scaloni’s facet
No one anticipated Argentina‘s defeat in opposition to Saudi Arabia, in concept the weakest crew in 2022 World Cup Group C. A defeat that complicates what at first appeared to be a simple activity for Lionel Scaloni‘s crew, to complete first of their group.
Pending what Mexico and Poland do of their first match, Argentina can solely get a most of six factors, and if Mexico wins in opposition to Poland, they might have a shot at ending first within the group, since they may even need to play in opposition to Argentina and a draw could be sufficient in the event that they win in opposition to Saudi Arabia.
Nevertheless, what this primary Group C match leaves us with for the second is Saudi Arabia’s declare to qualify for the Spherical of 16. Though it must be famous that the ultimate rating was considerably deceptive, as Scaloni‘s crew fired 15 pictures, whereas Saudi Arabia had three. Along with a possession proportion of 70 p.c for the Albiceleste and 30 p.c for the Saudi Arabia.
Poland, however, has the identical image as Mexico, as their match in opposition to each other will likely be key to their probabilities of qualifying. What’s a truth is that Saudi Arabia’s victory, regardless of being the weakest crew within the group, offers them an incredible probability of qualifying. Their three factors in opposition to one of many candidates to win the World Cup will give them an incredible increase of morale to face the 2 remaining matches in opposition to Mexico and Poland.
In the event that they lastly handle to advance within the group stage, this defeat might condemn the Albiceleste to second place in Group C, which might make them face within the subsequent spherical the primary of Group D, which incorporates France, the reigning champion, Denmark, Tunisia and Australia.
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