World Cup: KSA shockingly beats ARG, FRA starkly outperforms AUS
The World Cup's third day, which kicked off with a shocking win for Saudi Arabia, ended with a stellar win for France against Australia after two matches that ended with negative draws.
The third day of the World Cup kicked off with a stunning victory for Saudi Arabia against two-time champions Argentina, with Riyadh's team scoring two goals to one from La Albiceleste. The second and third games, though thrilling and full of nail-biting moments, failed to deliver on goals, with Denmark Vs. Tunisia and Mexico Vs. Poland ending in a negative tie. France, on the other hand, brought a thrilling end to the day, beating Australia after the Socceroos had a slight lead against the French.
Saudi Arabia Vs. Argentina
Ten minutes into the game, Argentine legend Lionel Messi opened the scoring with a penalty kick against the Falcons, bringing Argentina to a lead that lasted through the first half of the match.
Three minutes into the second half, Saudi's Alshehri scored his team's first FIFA World Cup goal in Qatar. Minutes later, the tie-breaker goal came in at the hands of Aldawsari, bringing the two teams to a standstill that lasted for the rest of the match, marking a legendary win for the green team.
Argentina had possession for the majority of the match, though many near misses did not allow La Selección to garner even a draw.
Denmark Vs. Tunisia
The second match of the day, which took place between Denmark and Tunisia, did not yield any goals for either side, as they both managed to keep their nets clean.
With six shots on goal, De Rød-Hvide was unable to score in the game Denmark's Christian Eriksen returned to the international stage following his infamous cardiac arrest during the 2020 Euro.
Tunisia was only able to land one shot on the Danish goal, with a weak possession that only amounted to 38%.
Mexico Vs. Poland
The third match of the third day did not yield any goals either, with both teams managing to keep their nets clean after a daunting game that saw Mexico dominating the field against Poland.
Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was the star of the match, making a miraculous save at 58' after Polish superstar Lewandowski failed to score a penalty that garnered Mexican defender Moreno a yellow card.
With four shots on target and a possession of 61%, El Tri dominated their Polish counterparts, though the match earned them two yellow cards compared to the one that the Biało-czerwoni received.
France Vs. Australia
The game between France and Australia took the edge off for football fans that had to go through two goalless games, with a 4-1 victory for France against the Socceroos.
France's Giroud scored twice, becoming his team's joint record scorer amid a fight for the win against Austalia after the Aussies managed to sneak in a goal nine minutes into the game.
Goodwin scored the first goal in the game, through France's Rabiot made up for the negative score at 27'.
A few minutes later, Giroud scored the third goal in the game at 32' with a rapid-fire spree for Les Bleus.
In the second half of the match, PSG star Mbappé scored his national team's third goal at 68' with a glancing header, followed by Giroud's second goal three minutes later in another rapid-fire spree for Les Bleus.