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Saudi Arabia shocks Argentina
It looked like Lionel Messi needed 10 minutes and a penalty (silencing a vociferous Saudi crowd behind the team dugouts at the Lusail Stadium) to set sail for another World Cup adventure – his last – to secure the Casting out ghosts of past disappointments.
Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, started the World Cup season with a defeat against Saudi Arabia. | Photo credit: AFP
But his sails lost the wind in five terrible minutes of the second half, handing Argentina a 2-1 ambush by Saudi Arabia in the opening game, giving him and his pals a new nightmare.
Full story here: Saudi Arabia stun Argentina to thwart Messi’s World Cup ambitions
Can Argentina qualify for knockout stage after shock defeat?
Argentina, regarded by many as one of the favorites to win the FIFA World Cup, kicked off their 2022 World Cup season in Qatar with a surprise 2-1 defeat by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
This defeat hampers Lionel Messi’s side’s chances of qualifying from Group C to the last 16.
How Argentina can qualify for the round of 16 at the World Cup
Next, the South American team meets Mexico on November 27th and Poland on December 1st.
Argentina need to win those two games to give themselves the best chance of qualifying. Two wins would take it to six points, which could secure a top spot depending on other results.
Full scenarios here: How Argentina can qualify for the knockout stage after the shock defeat by Saudi Arabia
Why was the Ecuador goal ruled offside by VAR?
Ecuador’s first goal in the opening FIFA World Cup match against Qatar in the third minute was ruled out after a VAR review, leaving Ecuadorian fans stunned by the decision.
Enner Valencia, who received the ball from a Felix Torres free-kick, headed it into the net to the cheers of thousands of Ecuadorian fans at Qatar’s Al Bayt Stadium.
However, after consultation with the video assistant referees, the goal was ruled out as offside.
Full story here: Explained: FIFA World Cup, Why was Ecuador’s goal ruled offside by VAR?
Why is Qatar WC adding so much stoppage time?
A notable change in the ongoing Qatar World Cup was the addition of overtime added to each half.
A total of 90 minutes have been played in the five games played so far – this corresponds to the duration of a football game.
Dutchman Davy Klaassen scored in the ninth minute of added time, although officials added eight minutes of added time. It’s not as common to see overtime in World Cup matches as it is seen in this edition.
Why is it like this? Read here: FIFA World Cup 2022: Why is Qatar World Cup adding so much overtime?