AGI – Argentina-Australia and France-Poland: these will be the two pairings of the other round of 16 of Qatar 2022, by virtue of the results achieved in today’s matches.
Les Bleus are first in Group D despite the knockout with Tunisia (1-0), followed by the Socceroos who beat Denmark with the same result.
The Albiceleste, on the other hand, won with the Poles 2-0, while Mexico defeated Saudi Arabia (2-1) unnecessarily.
Argentina beat Poland 2-0 in the last round of the Group C group stage, but in addition to Albiceleste, it was the red and white national team that qualified for the round of 16.
All this thanks to a favorable goal difference compared to that of Mexico, who simultaneously beat Saudi Arabia 2-1.
Two matches absolutely dominated by both sides: goals from Mac Allister and Alvarez decided for Scaloni’s team after a missed penalty kick by Messi and saved by Szczesny, while for ‘Tata’ Martino scored Martin and Chavez, but Al Dawsari’s Saudi goal was useless in the final. With the first place in the group, Argentina will face Australia in the round of 16, escaping the very dangerous crossing with France, which instead will be Poland’s turn.
France and Australia qualify for Group D of Qatar 2022: Les Bleus, who had already progressed to the round of 16 last day, even a defeat against Tunisia was enough to confirm first place in the group, while the Socceroos got the better of a dull and disappointing Denmark. Deschamps’ team was knocked out by a goal from Khazri in the second half, with Griezmann’s yellow card disallowed in full stoppage time.
The Atletico Madrid striker put in the 1-1 goal at the last available second, which was immediately followed by the referee’s triple whistle. However, an intervention by the Var canceled everything due to an offside considered active by Griezmann himself, who in reality had not previously interfered in the action.
In any case, a painless knockout for France and a useless success for Tunisia, because in the other match Australia achieved great success against Denmark. Another 1-0 by Leckie sent the Australians from second in the standings to the round of 16, where they will face Argentina. The other challenge will be France-Poland.