Tea 2022 FIFA World Cup continues Wednesday with Group C at the forefront, as Poland (1-1-0) faces Argentina (1-0-1) at Stadium 974 in Ras Abu Aboud, Qatar.
You can watch this game and every match of the tournament on the FOX Sports family of networks — the tournament’s official English-language broadcast partner in the US — and the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. You can also stream full-match replays for free on Tubi.
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Poland vs. Argentina
Setting the stage
Argentina is aiming to reach the knockout stages for the 13th time in its last 14 World Cups. Sitting in what appears to be an unusual spot, Argentina must either win on Wednesday, or tie with Poland and Mexico either ties or beats Saudi Arabia. On the other side, Poland is aiming to stay undefeated after picking up a win and a draw in its previous two group-stage games. Just like Argentina, Poland is also in a win-and-in situation to move onto the knockout stage. Sitting with four points at the top of Group C, Poland can also advance with a tie.
Lionel Messi taking the pitch one last time at the World Cup?
With Argentina facing elimination, Messi leads his nation’s squad onto the pitch for what could be his last World Cup match, as he’s suggested this will be his last World Cup.
7′: Messi wins battle for ball, but doesn’t finish out opportunity.
The 35-year-old got in the mix to win possession of the ball back for Argentina. However, Messi wasn’t able to complete the highlight paly as he didn’t get enough on his shot to keep the game scoreless in the opening minutes.
10′: More Messi opportunities
Messi got free along the left side of the box before Poland’s defense stepped up to take away his shooting angle, leading to an easy save for Wojciech Szczesny.
28′: Argentina close but no cigar
Julián Álvarez had a great opportunity in front of the net to put Argentina up 1-0 but his shot was blocked. Marcos Acuña got the rebound outside of the game. However, his shot when wide right.
33′: A near Olympic!
Argentina’s Angel Di María nearly had a goal for the ages on his corner kick.
36′: Szczęsny making saves
The Polish goalkeeper keeps making stops to keep Argentina off the board.
38′: Messi awarded a penalty
A VAR review determined that the Argentinian striker was crowded in the box, awarding him a penalty kick.
39′: Messi stopped on PK!
In what’s been a battle of titans so far, Szczęsny got the better of Messi on the penalty kick, guessing correctly to keep the game scoreless.
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