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Daily uk news Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia: Saudis produce one of the World Cup's biggest EVER shocks to beat Lionel Messi's star-studded side, with Aldawsari's wondergoal proving the difference  PremierLeague-News.Com
22 November 2022 - 13:01

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The little man they had all come to see took just 10 minutes to give them what they wanted. A little stuttering run-up, a nudge of his left foot and the first page of a potential Christmas fairytale had been written.Or so we thought. That's the thing about fairytales. They are so called because they rarely come true and two hours after Lionel Messi had converted a penalty, he was stood near the halfway line, hands on his hips, barely able to comprehend what had happened.And what had happened was a result that will be recalled and referenced in decades to come, how Saudi Arabia and their journeymen took down the squad that many believe are destined to contest the final in this very arena – the magnificent Lusail Stadium – on December 18. An elated Salem Al-Dawsari performs a flip in celebration after scoring what proved to be Saudi Arabia's winning goal His strike beat Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and picked out the top corner as Saudi Arabia came back from behind The shock result was far from what Lionel Messi and Argentina expected in the first game of his farewell World Cup  The Saudi Arabian players could scarcely believe what had happened after the final whistle blew on an historic victory Saleh Al-Shehri was able to get ahead of Cristian Romero inside the Argentina box to slide home Saudi Arabia's equaliser Al-Shehri knee slides and is joined by his team-mates after bringing Saudi Arabia back onto level terms just after half-time Saudi Arabia, which is located just next door to Qatar, were well supported with thousands of fans travelling to the matchFor context, Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 2 will now get mentioned alongside United States 1 England 0 (1950), Spain 0 Northern Ireland 1 (1982) and France 0 Senegal 1 (2002) for scorelines that left you open-mouthed in disbelief. What a magnificent spectacle this was, played out to a soundtrack of ear-splitting noise and Arabian fervour. The atmosphere, especially in the chaotic second period, was gloriously partisan and the sense of occasion – and history – was not lost on anyone.Argentina had arrived here as heavy odds-on favourites to extend an unbeaten run of 36 matches, a sequence that began in November 2019 and had seen them win in a Copa America and inaugural Finalissima in the intervening years, and all seemed as if it would go to plan.It looked easy for them in those opening 10 minutes, with Messi having his first shot after less than 100 seconds (he should have scored) and converting from the penalty spot when VAR deemed that Leandro Paredes had been wrestled to the floor. A penny for Harry Maguire's thoughts on that one. It was all going so well for Argentina when Lionel Messi slid home a 12th-minute penalty to hand them the early advantage Messi sent the goalkeeper the wrong way after VAR had intervened to alert the referee to pushing and shoving in the box But from there, it was a story of frustration for Argentina, who saw three goals chalked off for offside during the first-half Lautaro Martinez rounded the keeper to slot home but then looked back in despair to see the raised linesman's flagSaudi Arabia had no inclination to attack and didn't threaten to have a shot on target during the first half; the sole intention of head coach Herve Renard was to try and frustrate Argentina by playing a high-risk, high line defence to catch their vaunted opponents offside.With the help of VAR and some fractionally mistimed runs, it worked as Messi and Lautauro Martinez (twice) had goals disallowed by the most slender of margins. The way the game flowed, it seemed inevitable that Argentina would spring the trap once and get the buffer they needed.What followed in the second half was quite extraordinary. The Saudi fans created a tempest, roaring on their team and interspersing it all with chants of 'Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole!' – it all proved to be quite inspirational.They levelled in the 49th minute when Saleh Al-Shehri, a 29-year-old forward for Al Hilal, took advantage of Tottenham's Christian Romero not reacting quickly enough and his shot, with a bobble, spun away from Emi Martinez's dive. Saleh Al-Shehri is pumped up after equalising for Saudi Arabia with a well-taken goal minutes after the interval  Al-Dawsari, who is nicknamed 'The tornado', then put Saudi Arabia into an unexpected lead just a few minutes laterYou could feel the power shift in an instant. All around there were green shirts hooting and hollering – screaming even – that their team had pegged back one of the favourites but, quickly, it was about to get so much better.In what seemed like their next attack, again down Argentina's right, Al Dawsari, another Al Hilal player, shaped to go one way before cutting inside and unleashing the strike of his life, a shot that whizzed past Martinez, the Aston Villa goalkeeper, before he realised what had happened.Some of the games so far have felt artificial – the opening one between Qatar and Ecuador in particular – but this was bedlam, wonderful bedlam, everything that football at a major tournament should be when different cultures and styles collide. The question from here was what Argentina could summon in response. History tells you they have been vulnerable when you least expect it at a World Cup, that they can get lost in the emotion, and this was history repeating. There then followed an heroic - and sometimes painful - rearguard action as Saudi Arabia weathered Argentine pressure - defender Yasser Al-Shahrani had to go off in injury time after colliding with keeper Mohammed Al-Owais Messi thought he was going to level things up in the 56th minute when the goal opened up in front of him but, seemingly from nowhere, Hassan Al-Tambakti, an unheralded defender for Al Shabab, slid in to make a tackle as if his life depended on it, pilfering the ball perfectly.Al-Tambakti leapt to his face, punching the air as if he had scored, and really the tackle was as good as a goal. Messi, meanwhile, rocked on his haunches and shook his head, unable to comprehend how the moment had gone.It would get even more extraordinary. Shortly after, Nicolas Tagliafico found himself at the back post, three yards out, seemingly ready to turn the ball in. What he hadn't counted on was Muhammad Al Owais flying like Superman to turn his shot aside. There were understandably wild celebrations at the final whistle as Saudi Arabia celebrated their most famous result ever Lionel Messi is consoled by Mohamed Kanno following a defeat that wasn't in the script of his final World Cup appearanceYou sensed here that this would be Saudi Arabia's day and the feeling intensified in the final 10 minutes when Messi struck a free-kick from 25 yards horribly over the bar – it was from the kind of range you have seen him find the top corner so gloriously, on so many occasions.Deep into injury time, which seemed to last as long as a period of extra-time, Argentina had run out of ideas and, deservedly, Saudi Arabia had seen the job through, the roar at the final whistle one to match the one that will come from the tournament winners next month.Will it be Argentina? You can never say never but, on this evidence, Messi is dreaming the impossible dream.RE-LIVE HOW THE ACTION UNFOLDED WITH ADAM SHERGOLD BELOW  {"@context":"http://schema.org","@type":"LiveBlogPosting","coverageEndTime":"2022-11-22T12:41:53+00:00","coverageStartTime":"2022-11-22T06:00:38+00:00","dateModified":"2022-11-22T12:41:53+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T06:00:38+00:00","description":"DOMINIC KING AT THE LUSAIL STADIUM, DOHA: The little man they had all come to see took just 10 minutes to give them what they wanted. A little stuttering run-up, a nudge of his left foot and the first page of a potential Christmas fairytale had been written. Or so we thought. That's the thing about fairytales. They are so called because they rarely come true and two hours after Lionel Messi had converted a penalty, he was stood near the halfway line, hands on his hips, barely able to comprehend what had happened. And what had happened was a result that will be recalled and referenced in decades to come, how Saudi Arabia and their journeymen took down the squad that many believe are destined to contest the final in this very arena - the magnificent Lusail Stadium - on December 18.","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia: Saudis produce one of the World Cup's biggest EVER shocks to beat Lionel...","liveBlogUpdate":[{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Well, that’s certainly livened up this Tuesday lunchtime!\nThe action comes thick and fast at the World Cup - next up is the opening encounter in Group D as Denmark play Tunisia.\nCLICK BELOW to follow that one live.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T12:41:53+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T12:41:53+00:00","headline":"Thanks for joining me… now it’s on to Denmark vs Tunisia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-91","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T12:29:44+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T12:29:44+00:00","headline":"Some wonderful scenes of Saudi celebration at the end","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-90","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/1669120168257_lc_galleryImage_LUSAIL_CITY_QATAR_NOVEMBE.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T12:25:30+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T12:25:30+00:00","headline":"Argentina’s unbeaten run up in smoke","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-89","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"I think some of those Saudi fans are in absolute disbelief. The most famous result in their footballing history, for sure.\nNot a fatal blow for Argentina, of course, but certainly plenty for them to think about. Certainly, nobody saw that coming at half-time but they were stunned after the break. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T12:18:12+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T12:17:13+00:00","headline":"The party just getting started!","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-88","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/1669119413390_lc_galleryImage_Supporters_cheer_during_t.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"The 2022 World Cup has well and truly exploded into life now!\nOne of the tournament favourites have been stunned by a side not even in the world’s top 50 - this has to rank as one of the greatest-ever upsets in the World Cup!\nWhat a brilliant performance to come from behind and stun Lionel Messi and Co on what was meant to be their night. Argentina have been humbled.\nThis result will be remembered forever alongside other great upsets like Senegal beating France in 2002 or England losing to the United States in 1950.\nThe Saudi players, who have all put in an heroic shift here, run over to their ecstatic fans who have witnessed a real moment of history.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T12:11:02+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T12:07:08+00:00","headline":"FULL-TIME: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-87","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/1669119057026_lc_galleryImage_Argentina_s_Lionel_Messi_.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"90+11min: Flying save by Al-Owais! He drives to his left to catch Julian Alvarez’s header and hopefully someone got a good picture that moment for him.\nJust a few minutes remain for Argentina to salvage this.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T12:04:21+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T12:04:21+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-86","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"90+9min: Al-Shahrani initially got to his feet but eventually is persuaded to go off on the stretcher. There was genuine concern about him around the stadium there.\nHe’s going to be replaced by Mohammed Al-Burayk but gave the thumbs up as he laid on the stretcher.\nThis will run some way over 100 minutes now.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T12:02:45+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T12:02:45+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-85","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"90+5min: Lionel Messi trying to dance his way past a sea of green shirts on the edge of the box after Al-Owais came miles off his line to punch a high ball away.\nIn the process, it looks like one of the Saudi defenders - Yasser Al-Shahrani - got a knee to the face and went down nastily.\nFortunately, he looks ok but will have to go through the concussion protocol of course.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T12:05:06+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T12:01:09+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-84","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/1669118698001_lc_galleryImage_Saudi_Arabia_s_goalkeeper.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"90+3min: Saudi Arabia break upfield and win a corner. I suspect this won’t be swung into the box anytime soon.\nEvery second he can get away with is taken and they’ll keep the ball in the corner until Argentina finally get a free-kick. Precious seconds wasted.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:57:05+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:57:05+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-83","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"90+2min: What on earth has happened there? Julian Alvarez sees an effort headed off the line but play had been stopped for an offside anyway. Saudi keeper Al-Owais is booked for vociferous protests as he felt Nicolas Otamendi was a bit too heavy in contesting the high ball.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:56:01+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:56:01+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-82","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"90min: EIGHT minutes have been added on, taking the tournament total to 78 minutes of stoppage time! ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:54:30+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:54:30+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-81","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"90min: We’re into the final throes of normal time as Angel Di Maria wins a free-kick in another promising position for Argentina. Goodness knows, they need to make one of these opportunities count now.\nIt’s Messi’s delivery and headed away. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:53:44+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:53:18+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-80","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"89min: Two changes for Saudi Arabia - on come Al Amri and Asiri for Al Abed and Al Buraikan.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:52:23+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:52:23+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-79","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"88min: Di Maria surges down the right and crosses low looking for Lautaro Martinez. It’s another outstanding intervention by Hattan Bahebri to cut the cross out. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:51:27+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:51:27+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-78","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"86min: Firas Al-Buraikan goes down rather theatrically with an apparent injury blow. The referee points out to everyone that this lost time will be added on again at the end.\nOnly four minutes of normal time left now plus, I suspect, a lot of added time.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:50:01+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:50:01+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-77","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"84min: Lovely cross by Di Maria and Messi peeled off at the back post, got up a fraction too early and could only head the ball into the keeper’s arms. Let off for Saudi Arabia.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:47:32+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:47:32+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-76","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"80min: Lots of Saudi players going into the book now. Saud Abdulhamid cautioned for a hefty foul. He may well not be the last.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:45:21+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:45:21+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-75","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"80min: After a very long build-up, Messi floats his free-kick over the crossbar…","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:46:10+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:43:58+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-74","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/11/1669117564595_lc_galleryImage_LUSAIL_CITY_QATAR_NOVEMBE.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"77min: The Saudis making a sub as they try to break Argentina’s momentum. Off goes Al-Shehri, the scorer of the first goal, and he is replaced by an extra defender in Sultan Al-Ghannam.\nBit of a row on the touchline after one of the Saudi subs refused to give the ball back when it went out of play.\nMeanwhile, Messi has won Argentina a free-kick 25 yards from goal. In range for him…","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:42:10+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:42:10+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-73","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"74min: Keeper Al-Owais charges off his line to get to the through pass ahead of Lautaro Martinez. The ball breaks to Angel Di Maria, who attempts to lob him into the unguarded net but cannot get the elevation.\nA booking for time-wasting given to Al-Bulaihi.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:38:13+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:38:13+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-72","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"72min: Enzo Fernandez flashes a tempting low cross through the Saudi six-yard box that nobody can get a hand on. Seconds later, another effort is easily saved low down by the Saudi keeper.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:36:04+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:36:04+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-71","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"71min: Tagliafico is taken off and Marcos Acuna replaces him for Argentina’s fourth sub of the match. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:34:04+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:34:04+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-70","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"69min: Messi trots over to take another corner for Argentina that Lautaro Martinez at the near post cannot steer towards goal as he loses his bearings.\nWe are a little over 20 minutes, plus injury time, away from a seismic World Cup shock here.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:33:02+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:33:02+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-69","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:31:34+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:31:34+00:00","headline":"Excellent shot of the second goal","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-68","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/11/1669116670147_lc_galleryImage_LUSAIL_CITY_QATAR_NOVEMBE.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"67min: The first booking of then game goes to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Malki for a foul.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:30:41+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:30:41+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-67","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"66min: All Argentina now as they try and unpick the packed Saudi defence. A cross is well claimed by the keeper under pressure from Lautaro Martinez.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:29:42+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:29:42+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-66","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"63min: You won’t be surprised to hear Argentina are pushing hard for an equaliser. Messi’s latest corner is well-worked and somehow Tagliafico hasn’t managed to put away a gilt-edged chance from just a few yards.\nIt’s a terrific reflex save by Al-Owais to deny him after Lisandro Martinez had guided the ball back cross.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:28:39+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:27:17+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-65","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"58min: A vital last-ditch tackle stops Lionel Messi in his tracks as he is about to pull the trigger. You sense the Saudis might need a few more of those.\nMeanwhile, three changes for Argentina - off go Cristian Romero, Paredes and Papa Gomez. On come Julian Alvarez, Lisandro Martinez and Enzo Fernandez.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:23:53+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:23:53+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-64","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"OH WOW!\nThey’ve turned it around, against all the odds. It’s a brilliant goal by their star man Salem Al-Dawsari.\nHe was first onto the ball following another effort that was deflected out. He took a step to his right, which opened up a chink of space to shoot.\nIt was a rising effort that glanced the hand of keeper Martinez, who wasn’t able to keep it out, and it flew into the top corner.\nMessi, Martinez, everyone in blue and white are absolutely stunned. This could be one of the great World Cup upsets now.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:25:42+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:16:46+00:00","headline":"GOAL! Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 2 - Salem Al-Dawsari 53min","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-63","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/11/1669116278652_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Goodness me… what a moment for Saudi Arabia, who have drawn themselves level!\nIt looked a little bit of a hopeful ball down the middle but it was made into a very special moment there by their leading scorer in qualifying, Salah Al-Shehri.\nHe just worked a yard of space with which to shoot, fired it between the legs of the defender Cristian Romero and then across Martinez into the far corner.\nThe green pockets of fans inside the stadium making a right din now!","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:20:34+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:11:33+00:00","headline":"GOAL! Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 1 - Saleh Al-Shehri 48mins","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-62","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/11/1669115711449_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Argentina kick off the second half as they look to finish Saudi Arabia off. Neither side has made a change at the break.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:08:48+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:08:32+00:00","headline":"SECOND-HALF: Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-61","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"VAR received further criticism at the World Cup after Argentina were awarded a penalty against Saudi Arabia in an incident that was extremely similar to the one that England were denied yesterday.\nEngland fans fumed on Monday after Harry Maguire appeared to be dragged down by Iranian defender Roozbeh Cheshmi and bear-hugged to the ground.\nHowever, Brazilian referee Raphael Claus didn't intervene and, after a short VAR check, nothing was given and the officials waved play on.\nCLICK BELOW FOR MORE","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T11:07:43+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T11:07:43+00:00","headline":"The debate rages on over that Argentina penalty… after Maguire wasn’t given a similar one","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-60","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:59:45+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:59:45+00:00","headline":"Messi writing a new chapter of history","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-59","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"A healthy dose of added time to the added time but we have finally reached the break with Argentina leading Saudi Arabia 1-0.\nIn a bygone age, they’d be four to the good but VAR and that automated offside system have meant Saudi’s ridiculously high defensive line is just about in tact.\nThree goals - two by Lautaro Martinez, one by Lionel Messi - have been chalked off but they still lead thanks to Messi’s early penalty - given by VAR - following some grappling in the box.\nBut Lionel Scaloni might be a bit irritated at half-time - Argentina should be home and hosed. They’ve also been sloppy with their passing at times. Plenty to work on.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:55:08+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:52:40+00:00","headline":"HALF-TIME: Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-58","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/10/1669114502483_lc_galleryImage_RESTRICTED_TO_EDITORIAL_U.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"45+4min: Saudi Arabia making a change here - It’s one of their leaders, Salman Al-Faraj, who hasn’t shaken off that knock from a little earlier and will have to admit defeat here. He gets a great reception from the Saudi fans as Nawaf Alabid comes on.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:50:07+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:50:07+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-57","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"45+3min: Lovely ball into the box by Paredes picks out Di Maria on the right. He can’t quite steer the ball goalwards with enough power.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:48:40+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:48:40+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-56","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"45min: The fourth official’s added time board becoming more and more of a spectacle at this World Cup. We will have the relatively modest five minutes of added time here.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:46:50+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:46:50+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-55","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"42min: Argentina have a corner as we fast approach the interval. It leads to Papu Gomez being fouled by Abdullellah Al-Malki.\nMessi to deliver the resulting free-kick and it’s cleared to De Paul on the edge of the box, who gets it all wrong as the ball flies into the stands.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:43:46+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:43:46+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-54","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"39min: The Saudi captain Salman Al-Faraj down with an issue here. Good to see the magic spray remains a part of the game, even at the World Cup. It’s healing powers ensure Al-Faraj is soon back to his feet.\nA reminder all this lost time for the stoppage will be added on at the end of the half. Given all those offside calls, we’re probably looking at 10 minutes.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:40:08+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:40:08+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-53","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:38:04+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:38:04+00:00","headline":"Seven times now…","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-52","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"35min: The automated graphic finally appears of that disallowed Lautaro Martinez goal. It’s just a tiny bit of his shoulder that would count as offside there - the t-shirt line as the rules state.\nMeanwhile, Martinez breaks through to score once again. A bit more clear-cut that time - offside. That’ll be four times Argentina have had the ball in the net now, only one has counted.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:41:21+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:37:04+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-51","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/10/1669113518884_lc_galleryImage_LUSAIL_CITY_QATAR_NOVEMBE.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"31min: Saudi Arabia attacking now and De Paul brings down Kanno close to the touchline to concede a free-kick in a threatening position. Surely their best hope of an equaliser comes from a set piece?\nNot that time though, curled directly into the gloves of Emi Martinez.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:33:00+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:33:00+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-50","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"The Saudis have been playing a very high line indeed and it’s proving suicidal. Argentina were just biding their time but now they’ve unlocked their opponents once again.\nIt’s Lautaro Martinez this time, slipping through, going around the keeper and chipping home.\nBut there will be a VAR check for offside and, unfortunately for Argentina, Martinez had just strayed a fraction offside running through there.\nIt remains 1-0 despite Argentina netting three times in the first 28 minutes.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:33:57+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:28:45+00:00","headline":"MARTINEZ GOAL DISALLOWED","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-49","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/10/1669113209115_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:25:00+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:25:00+00:00","headline":"Yet another moment of history for Messi","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-48","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"22min: Just for a split-second there we thought Messi had doubled his tally - he gets in behind the Saudi defence, races through and coolly slots the ball home one-on-one, only to turn and see the raised flag from the assistant.\nIt’s the correct decision, Messi was just leaning forward beyond the last defender.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:27:16+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:24:24+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-47","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/10/1669112830538_lc_galleryImage_LUSAIL_CITY_QATAR_NOVEMBE.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"20min: Leandro Paredes sweeps the ball wide to the left, where Papu Gomez steps inside and decides to shoot. Wastefully as it transpires as it clears the bar by some distance.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:22:09+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:22:09+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-46","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"18min: Argentina hustle the ball back in midfield following a spell of Saudi pressure and a ball over the top sets Lautaro Martinez free.\nHe blasts his shot wide and the offside flag was raised in any case. We do have the usual situation when the flag won’t go up until the last moment.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:20:11+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:20:11+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-45","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"15min: So the game plan of containment now out of the window for Saudi Arabia, how do they approach this?\nAre we already in damage limitation mode with an eye on the upcoming games against Mexico and Poland? Or will they look to attack and get back into this?\nThey have a free-kickabout 40 yards out but it’s dealt with pretty comfortably by Parades and then Tagliafico.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:17:44+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:17:02+00:00","headline":"Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-44","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/10/1669112259115_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Well, talk about calm and collected. Messi simply strokes the penalty home, sending the keeper diving the wrong way. The perfect start to the game and the tournament for Argentina.\nThat is the PSG star’s 92nd international goal.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:15:16+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:10:38+00:00","headline":"GOAL! Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 0 - Lionel Messi (pen) 10mins","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-43","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/10/1669112098478_lc_galleryImage_Editorial_Use_Only_Mandat.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"7min: Rodrigo de Paul is fouled and Argentina have a free-kick just to the left of the Saudi box that offers Messi an inviting chance to swing the ball in.\nBut there’s a pause because the referee has been summoned over to the VAR monitor for a penalty check. There was all manner of pushing when that corner was taken.\nIt was Paredes whose shirt was being grabbed and he was dragged down inside the box. Similar to the one Harry Maguire didn’t get yesterday.\nAnd, yes indeed, there was an infringement in there. Argentina are awarded the penalty and Messi will have the chance to put them ahead from 12 yards.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:11:56+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:10:15+00:00","headline":"PENALTY TO ARGENTINA","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-42","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"6min: Papu Gomez this time picked out by a quarterback ball from deep. He wins Argentina a corner despite the best efforts of Saud Abdulhamid.\nA bit of pushing and shoving but it’s decisively cleared.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:07:47+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:07:47+00:00","headline":"Argentina 0-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-40","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"2min: Argentina immediately into their groove and they should be ahead - Angel Di Maria is picked out on the right hand side and plays a pass into the centre, where it’s teed up perfectly for Lionel Messi. You’d expect him to score but it’s a strong hand by the Saudi keeper Al-Owais.\nThere had been some pre-tournament concerns that Al-Owais was lacking game time because he isn’t the first choice for Al-Hilal. He is for his country, however, and he was sharp with the low save there.\nMessi, though, has to score surely.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:05:34+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:04:05+00:00","headline":"Argentina 0-0 Saudi Arabia","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-39","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"The Saudi players don’t quite grasp there is a countdown to kick-off but we are belatedly underway.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:02:03+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:02:03+00:00","headline":"KICK-OFF: Saudi Arabia get us started","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-38","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Warm smiles and handshakes between the two coaches - Lionel Scaloni of Argentina and Herve Renard of Saudi Arabia.\nArgentina in their iconic blue and white shirts, with the Saudis in their traditional green.\nAnd so we’re ready to begin on day three of the World Cup and in Group C as well.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T10:00:54+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T10:00:12+00:00","headline":"Time for the action","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-37","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/10/1669111248950_lc_galleryImage_Argentina_s_forward_10_Li.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"The decibel levels go up another level as the two sets of players walk out at the Lusail Iconic Stadium and line up for the anthems.\nFirst, the Argentina player link arms for stirring the Himno Nacional Argentina.\nThat’s followed by the Saudi anthem ‘An-Nasid al-Waani as-Su’udi’ which translates as ‘Long Live the King.’ The Saudi player pivot towards their flag at one end of the stadium and place hands on hearts.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T09:58:45+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T09:56:17+00:00","headline":"Here come the two teams!","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-36","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/09/1669111120156_lc_galleryImage_A_replica_of_the_FIFA_Wor.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Argentina: Damian Martinez, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico, De Paul, Paredes, Di Maria, Messi, Gomez, Lautaro Martinez Substitutes: Armani, Foyth, Montiel, Pezzella, Acuna, Alvarez, Rulli, Palacios, Correa, Almada, Rodriguez, Mac Allister, Dybala, Jeremias, Lisandro MartinezSaudi Arabia: Al-Owais, Abdulhamid, Tambakti, Al-Bulayhi, Al-Shahrani, Al-Shehri, Kanno, Al-Malki, Salem Al-Dawsari, Al-Faraj, Al-BuraikanSubstitutes: Al-Rubaie, Al-Ghanam, Madu, Al-Amri, Al-Burayk, Otayf, Al-Hassan, Al-Naji, Al-Abed, Bahbri, Al-Aboud, Al-Aqidi, Nasser Al-Dawsari, Asiri.\nReferee: Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T09:55:11+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T09:55:11+00:00","headline":"A reminder of the two teams","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-35","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"We are almost ready for the players to emerge at the Lusail Iconic Stadium as the announcer whips up a crowd that, to be honest, probably doesn’t need much encouragement.\nA mass of green at one end, a sea of blue at the other as the opening ceremony begins.\nWe all know who the favourite is here as Messi’s Last Dance begins but the World Cup has shocked us before!","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T09:52:47+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T09:52:47+00:00","headline":"We’re nearly ready for the first of FOUR World Cup games today","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.

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.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-34","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Argentina typically play a 4-2-3-1 shape which allows Messi to occupy that No 10 role but also a free rein to drift out to the flanks and weave his magic. Papu Gomez is likely to be on the left side, with Angel Di Maria on he left. Lautaro Martinez will lead the line.\nRodrigo de Paul and Leandro Paredes will be the link men in defensive midfield.\nThe Saudis are probably going to go with a 4-4-1-1. The two banks of four will have to work overtime to keep the Argentina side at bay. Firas Al Buraikan will lead the attack with Salman Al Faraj playing just off him, but will they get any service?\nMohamed Kanno and Abdulelah Al Malki in defensive midfield are going to have to play outstandingly well, likewise Al-Hilal keeper Mohammed Al Owais.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T09:48:00+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T09:47:11+00:00","headline":"How will the two teams line up?","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-33","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/09/1669110468858_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"The players just finishing off their warm-ups as the crowd take their seats at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.\nThis is the first 1pm local time kick-off in the tournament and temperatures, while still around the 27C mark, are not unbearable for this one.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T09:41:55+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T09:40:47+00:00","headline":"Just 20 minutes now until kick-off","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-32","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/09/1669110108412_lc_galleryImage_LUSAIL_CITY_QATAR_NOVEMBE.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Lionel Messi will lead Argentina to World Cup glory if he emulates Gareth Bale's match-winning prowess, which was on display during Wales' crucial 1-1 draw against USA on Monday.\nThe Welsh captain won and dispatched a late penalty to equalise after Timothy Weah's first-half opener, keeping Wales' hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages very much alive in Group B.\nSportsmail's Martin Samuel believes Messi must become for Argentina what Bale is for Wales, channeling the Welshman's knack of stepping up in the biggest moments.\nREAD MORE BY CLICKING BELOW","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T09:36:17+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T09:36:17+00:00","headline":"WORLD CUP CONFIDENTIAL: Messi must be to Argentina what Bale is to Wales!","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-31","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Basic geographical proximity will ensure that Saudi Arabia will be supported by thousands of green-clad fans during this tournament.\nDrive south from Doha through the desert and you’ll eventually cross to border into Saudi Arabia.\nIt’s a relatively short journey for these fans and they have turned up in numbers for this one.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T09:29:23+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T09:29:23+00:00","headline":"Saudi Arabia will be very well supported in this World Cup","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-30","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/09/1669109272439_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"KATHRYN BATTE IN DOHA\nIt would be unfair for Lionel Messi to retire without winning a World Cup.' Those were the words of Spain manager Luis Enrique last week.\nAnd it is a sentiment shared by many in Qatar, where there is an overwhelming desire for the brilliant Argentine to finally triumph on the biggest stage.\nYou do not need to venture far in Doha before you see someone wearing an Argentina shirt with 'Messi 10' on the back.\nCLICK BELOW TO READ MORE","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T09:24:50+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T09:24:50+00:00","headline":"PREVIEW: Strong and unified Argentina offer Messi a golden shot","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-29","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"There’s an enormous cheer from the many thousands of Argentina fans already inside the Lusail Iconic Stadium as Lionel Messi leads the team out to begin the warm-ups.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T09:22:47+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T09:22:47+00:00","headline":"Plenty of noise for Messi","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-28","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T09:22:02+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T09:22:02+00:00","headline":"A little bit more discussion on that Argentina selection here","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-27","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Al Owais; Abdulhamid, Tambakti, Al Boleahi, Al Shahrani; Al Faraj, Kanno, Al Malki; Al Buraikan, Al Shehri, Al Dawsari","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T09:15:29+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T09:14:32+00:00","headline":"How Saudi Arabia are going to line up","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-26","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/09/1669108524156_lc_galleryImage_Soccer_Football_FIFA_Worl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Papu Gomez; Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Di Maria.\nSo a formidable-looking forward line of Messi, Martinez and Di Maria there for the Argentine’s opening game. But Man United fans will notice that there’s no Lisandro Martinez in the defence.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T09:20:27+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T09:07:15+00:00","headline":"How Argentina will line up for their opening World Cup match","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-25","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"It’s been quite the journey from League Two to the World Cup for Saudi Arabia’s French coach.\nHis record at the Abbey Stadium read five wins, seven draws and 14 defeats, seeing him sacked after just a few months - but it’s hardly stopped his career.\nFind out all about him by clicking the link below.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T08:52:42+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T08:52:42+00:00","headline":"From Cambridge to Qatar! The extraordinary journey of Saudi coach Herve Renard","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-24","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T08:39:47+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T08:39:47+00:00","headline":"No shortage of colour and passion from the Argentine fans in Lusail","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-23","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/08/1669106355669_lc_galleryImage_LUSAIL_CITY_QATAR_NOVEMBE.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Salem al-Dawsari, who goes by the nickname ‘the tornado’, is another Saudi player who could pose Argentina some problems if he gets chance today.\nHe scored their winning goal against Egypt at the 2018 World Cup and it will be his task to supply crosses from the right wing to the forwards.\nThe 31-year-old Al-Hilal player has racked up 71 appearances for his country since 2011 and was named the competition’s best player when his club won last year’s Asian Champions League.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T08:36:38+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T08:36:38+00:00","headline":"Can ‘the tornado’ wreak havoc against Argentina?","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-22","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/08/1669106189869_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_17_Sa.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T08:31:36+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T08:31:36+00:00","headline":"Inside the Argentina dressing room","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-21","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/08/1669105875402_lc_galleryImage_LUSAIL_CITY_QATAR_NOVEMBE.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Virgil van Dijk has hit back at claims the Netherlands and other countries have been spineless in the anti-discrimination armband controversy.The Dutch were one of seven European nations, also including England and Wales, who planned to have their captains wearing the rainbow-coloured 'OneLove' armband at the World Cup.The band is part of a year-long campaign but sent out an especially significant message in Qatar, a country which criminalises same-sex relationships.However, the seven countries dropped their plans after tournament organisers FIFA threatened them with sporting sanctions including yellow cards for the captains if the bands were worn, instructing teams to wear a FIFA-approved 'no discrimination' band instead.Oranje skipper Van Dijk told Dutch broadcaster NOS: "I play in a position where a yellow card is not useful. I became a football player and I want to play these kind of tournaments."There are people who say we don't have a backbone, but that's not how it works," the Liverpool defender added."We just want to play football. I would have loved to play with that band, but not at the expense of a yellow card."England skipper Harry Kane spoke of his disappointment at not being able to wear the band during England's opening victory over Iran on Monday, while his team-mate Jack Grealish said it was "a bit stupid" that Kane had been prevented from doing so.\nThe Football Association had been prepared to be fined over the band but its position - and that of the other associations - changed when it became apparent sporting sanctions were a realistic possibility.FIFA has been heavily criticised over the matter. It only announced its plan for an approved armband on Saturday, and even then, it stated the 'no discrimination' part of its campaign would only begin at the quarter-final stage.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T08:23:55+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T08:23:55+00:00","headline":"Van Dijk hits back at rainbow armband criticism","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-20","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/08/1669105427074_lc_galleryImage_epa10317650_Close_up_of_S.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"A picture from inside the Argentina dressing room showing the golden boots Lionel Messi will be wearing during their World Cup opener today.\nThe Adidas X Speedportal boots are primarily gold but with blue and white details to match the national flag, plus the names and dates of birth of Messi’s children.\nYou can read a little more about them HERE.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T08:15:19+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T08:15:19+00:00","headline":"Here’s the boots Messi will be wearing today","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-19","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/08/1669104761875_lc_galleryImage_LUSAIL_CITY_QATAR_NOVEMBE.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Scintillating, marvellous, magical. Those are just a few of the superlatives that have been used to describe Lionel Messi over the last 18 years.\nThroughout his career the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has achieved what many players could only dream of. But one trophy has so far proved beyond his reach - the World Cup.\nMessi, for much of his career, has suffered heartache with Argentina. In the 2010 World Cup he watched a host of his Barcelona team-mates experience glory with Spain after La Albiceleste were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Germany.\nFour years later it was a 113th-minute strike by Mario Gotze that prevented him from lifting the big prize at the final hurdle despite being awarded the Golden Ball award.\nThe 2018 World Cup was another one to forget for Argentina. To put it bluntly, it was the Kylian Mbappe Tournament. The Frenchman scored a brace to help Les Bleus beat Messi and Co 4-3 in the Round of 16 before going on to become a world champion.\nREAD THE FULL FEATURE BY CLICKING BELOW","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T08:00:54+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T08:00:54+00:00","headline":"Messi’s World Cup story: After a heart-breaking near miss in 2014 and several failed campaigns for...","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-18","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"The two sides have met on four occasions, with Argentina winning twice and two draws.\nThe first two came as part of the Bicentennial Gold Cup in July 1988, with the first ending 2-2 and Argentina winning 2-0 in the second.\nThey played at the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup, resulting in a 3-1 Argentina win.\nTheir latest meeting was in November 2012, a goalless draw.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T07:56:23+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T07:56:23+00:00","headline":"They’ve met before","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-17","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Salman Al-Faraj is the captain and midfield stalwart around which the Saudi Arabian team revolves.\nHe is the heartbeat of the side and, at 33-years-old, boasts plenty of experience for both his country and club Al-Hilal.\nHe is a left-footed playmaker averaging 2.1 dangerous passes per game but is also effective at breaking up play.\nAl-Faraj struggled with injury at the start of the year but has been finding form ever since and if he goes well, Saudi have a chance of snatching points where few give them hope.\nGoalkeepers: Mohamed Al-Owais (Al-Hilal), Nawaf Al-Aqidi (Al-Nassr), Mohamed Al-Yami (Al-Ahly).\nDefenders: Yasser Al-Shahrani (Al-Hilal), Ali Al-Bulaihi (Al-Hilal), Abdulelah Al-Amri (Al-Nassr), Abdullah Madu (Al-Nassr), Hassan Tambakti (Al-Shabab), Sultan Al-Ghanam (Al-Nassr), Mohammed Al-Breik (Al-Hilal), Saud Abdulhamid (Al-Hilal).\nMidfielders: Salman Al-Faraj (Al-Hilal), Riyadh Sharahili (Abha), Ali Al-Hassan (Al-Nassr), Mohamed Kanno (Al-Hilal), Abdulelah Al-Malki (Al-Hilal), Sami Al-Najei (Al-Nassr), Abdullah Otayf (Al-Hilal), Nasser Al-Dawsari (Al-Hilal), Abdulrahman Al-Aboud (Ittihad), Salem Al-Dawsari (Al-Hilal), Hattan Bahebri (Al-Shabab).\nForwards: Nawaf Al-Abed (Al-Shabab), Haitham Asiri (Al-Ahly), Saleh Al-Shehri (Al-Hilal) Firas Al-Buraikan (Al-Fateh).","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T07:48:19+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T07:48:19+00:00","headline":"Al-Faraj the main man in a Saudi squad entirely made up of home-based players","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-16","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/07/1669103290339_lc_galleryImage_Saudi_s_midfielder_Salman.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"IAN HERBERT IN DOHA\nMany of the £180-a-night cabins being marketed to World Cup fans are still being thrown together, with migrant workers on 14-hour shifts to complete them, Sportsmail can reveal.\nA third of the Free Zone complex was still under construction on Monday, with some cabins still unfurnished shells. Unplumbed toilets were stacked outside them as workers hammered and drilled together cheap flat-pack beds and wardrobes to furnish them.\nTwo Indian migrant workers, who are earning just £25 a day, said site bosses were offering further ad-hoc bonuses of £25 to encourage them to work faster to get the work finished.\nCLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL STORY\n ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T07:42:05+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T07:42:05+00:00","headline":"Migrant workers toiling for 14 HOURS a day in 30C heat to finish off fan accommodation","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-15","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T07:34:33+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T07:34:33+00:00","headline":"The scenes at the Lusail Stadium two-and-a-half hours before kick-off","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-14","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/07/1669102440763_lc_galleryImage_LUSAIL_CITY_QATAR_NOVEMBE.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Argentina have already had to make some enforced changes to their 26-man World Cup squad because of injury issues.\nNicolas Gonzalez, the Fiorentina forward, withdrew and was replaced by Angel Correa of Atletico Madrid last Thursday.\nOn the same day, Joaquin Correa, the Inter Milan forward, also was taken out of the squad by coach Lionel Scaloni and Atlanta United's Thiago Almada was brought in to replace him.\nThere was some concern among Argentina fans when star man Messi went to ground following a heavy challenge in their warm-up match against UAE last Wednesday but he seems to be fine.\nGoalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal).\nDefenders: Marcos Acuna (Sevilla), Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United), Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Cristian Romero (Tottenham), Nicolas Tagliafico (Lyon).\nMidfielders: Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Enzo Fernandez (Benfica), Alejandro Gomez (Sevilla), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Leandro Paredes (Juventus), Guido Rodriquez (Real Betis), Thiago Almada (Atlanta United)\nForwards: Julian Alvarez (Manchester City), Joaquin Correa (Inter Milan), Paulo Dybala (Roma), Angel Di Maria (Juventus), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid).","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T07:32:20+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T07:32:20+00:00","headline":"Who’s in the Argentina squad?","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-13","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/07/1669102334426_lc_galleryImage_DOHA_QATAR_NOVEMBER_21_Pl.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"PETE JENSON: 'Who knows if there isn't another one after this,' says Argentina full-back Nicolas Tagliafico of this being Leo Messi's last attempt at winning the World Cup.\nIt's a nice idea – Messi at 39 competing in the 2026 tournament. But speaking before Argentina's opener against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday Messi confirmed this will be his last – it's a good job he and the team are both flying then.\nArgentina have now gone 35 games without losing and that run includes a 1-0 victory over Brazil that won them the Copa America last year.\nCLICK BELOW FOR MORE","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T07:22:22+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T07:22:22+00:00","headline":"Tagliafico: ‘We want to win it for ‘normal guy’ Messi","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-12","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Qatar's World Cup organisers are coming under criticism after twice announcing highly dubious attendance figures for matches at the start of the tournament.\nThere have been a large number of empty seats at every game so far but you wouldn't know it if you saw the 'official' numbers that were given out.\nThe host nation's opener against Ecuador had 67,000 in the crowd according to the announcement made at the end of the game.\nEven if it had been full that would have been a little strange considering the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor only holds 60,000.\nAnd this now appears to be a theme with Holland vs Senegal having an official attendance of 41,721, despite being played in a 40,000-seater stadium.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T07:13:33+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T07:13:33+00:00","headline":"Farce as attendances over stadium capacity are announced at TWO GAMES","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-11","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Tuesday's match will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, which has a capacity of 80,000 and is therefore the largest being used at the tournament.\nIt is situated in Lusail, some 23km north of the capital city Doha, where the majority of the games will be played.\nConstruction on the Lusail Iconic Stadium began in 2017 and it was completed in November 2021, with the official inauguration coming on September 9 this year when it hosted the Lusail Super Cup.\nIt will host 10 matches during the World Cup, including the final on December 18.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T07:08:36+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T07:07:49+00:00","headline":"An ‘iconic’ venue for today’s game","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-10","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/07/1669100859485_lc_galleryImage_LUSAIL_QATAR_NOVEMBER_07_.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"SENEGAL 0-2 HOLLAND - MATT BARLOW REPORTS FROM DOHA\nLouis van Gaal insisted he was not entirely happy. He grumbled away about sloppiness in possession and excessive dribbling by this team but his delight was very clear enough as he waited to greet Cody Gapko.\nIt was the fourth minute of stoppage time and just 10 minutes earlier Gakpo had headed in the opening goal. His reward upon substitution was to be greeted with a beaming grin, a high five and a slap on the back from his hard-to-please boss.\nHolland were far from their most fluent. Indeed, for spells in the game, Senegal were on top and craved out good opportunities before wilting.\nCLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL REPORT","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T07:01:56+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T07:01:56+00:00","headline":"DAY TWO RECAP: Dutch late show earns unconvincing win over Senegal","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-9","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Not too many are giving Saudi Arabia much of a chance today but they could be well-equipped to frustrate Argentina.\nTheir coach Herve Renard, 54, has bags of tournament experience, winning the Africa Cup of Nations with both Zambia and Ivory Coast. He was in charge of Morocco back in 2018 though they failed to get out of their group.\nAnd they did, after all, finish above Japan and Australia in Asian qualifying.\nGoals are at something of a premium - the last time Saudi Arabia managed to score more than once in a game was when they beat China 3-2 in qualification back in October last year. That was 20 games ago.\nWith that in mind, we can expect them to adopt a compact and defensive shape, offering little going forward, in a bid to negate Argentina’s star-studded attack. Concentration will be key.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T06:57:41+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T06:56:26+00:00","headline":"Policy of containment for goal-shy Saudis","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-8","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/06/1669100245440_lc_galleryImage_Saudi_Arabia_s_midfielder.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"IAN HERBERT REPORTS FROM DOHA\nIt had always been a leap of faith to assume that Gareth Bale, a player who has started two club football matches these past six months, could power Wales to glory at this tournament, fuelled by emotional energy and patriotism alone.\nFor 80 long minutes, it didn’t work out that way. The set-pieces didn’t present themselves. A cold and chastening reality came into play. And then, after a half time strategic change that helped his side back into the match, an enormous moment presented itself.\nPerhaps, Bale may reflect one day, the most enormous of his career football. He stood astride the football to take a penalty he had won, drove into his run up and smashed home the kick, to the goalkeeper’s right which leaves Wales to fight another day.\nCLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL REPORT","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T06:49:51+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T06:49:51+00:00","headline":"DAY TWO RECAP: Bale to the rescue for Wales as they draw opener with the USA","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-7","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Some pretty cool light effects showing the Argentina stars back home last night. Images of Lionel Messi were projected onto the ‘Monumento Nacional a la Bandera’ in the city of Rosario, which seemed to go down well with the locals there.\nRosario is, of course, the Argentina captain’s home city.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T06:41:48+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T06:41:48+00:00","headline":"Messi up in lights!","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-6","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/06/1669099243189_lc_galleryImage_A_projection_mapping_show.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Anyone who has watched the games so far will have noticed that most of them are going on far longer than usual.\nIndeed, the first four games have seen a colossal 64 minutes of stoppage time added on by officials.\nIt’s gruelling for the players, especially given the Qatar heat, but there is a good reason for it. FIFA has been determined to clamp down on time wasting and ensure the ball is in play for longer.\nIt means that time lost for substitutions, penalties, celebrations, VAR and medical treatment - plus general time-wasting - will all see the clock stopped and be added on at the end.\nThat’s why England’s game with Iran saw 14 minutes added on in the first-half and 13 after the second following various injury stoppages.\nCLICK BELOW FOR MORE","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T06:36:04+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T06:36:04+00:00","headline":"Expect added time… lots and lots of it","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-5","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"Argentina have twice won the World Cup but 1986, the year of their last triumph in Mexico, does seem an awful long time ago now.\nHowever, there’s a reason why, along with Brazil, many pundits and the bookmakers are considering them hot favourites to win in Qatar.\nFirst of all, they have recent experience of tournament success, having won last year’s Copa America, and they come into the tournament in stunning form, having gone 35 matches unbeaten.\nThen there’s the romantic sense that Lionel Messi’s final World Cup - the 35-year-old made it clear he wouldn’t play in 2026 a few months back - could end in a fairytale finale.\nBut perhaps most importantly, it’s the strong selection of players Lionel Scaloni has at his disposal. From Lisandro Martinez and Nicolas Tagliafico at the back to Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria and Paulo Dybala - plus Messi of course - in attack, it’s a seriously strong side.\nBut Argentina have been well fancied and let us down in the past so plenty has to go right. It isn’t difficult to see, however, why they’re among the top tier of favourites.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T06:28:30+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T06:28:30+00:00","headline":"Is it Argentina’s time at last?","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-4","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T06:19:20+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T06:19:20+00:00","headline":"Argentine fans are out in force in Doha","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-3","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/06/1669097910723_lc_galleryImage_Argentina_supporters_gath.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"ENGLAND 6-2 IRAN - MARTIN SAMUEL REPORTS FROM DOHAHe preferred Bukayo Saka to Phil Foden and Saka scored, twice. He stuck with Raheem Sterling, who also found the net, and Harry Maguire who did everything but.\nHe brought on Marcus Rashford and he got the fifth with his first involvement in the game, while Callum Wilson combined unselfishly with another substitute, Jack Grealish, for the sixth. Harry Kane was the first man to make two goals in a World Cup match for England in 16 years.\nSo it was a clean sweep. All that can be asked of a manager is that he gets the big calls right and there was no shrewder judge than Gareth Southgate.\nThis was England's biggest win in the opening game of a major tournament and only the second time in competitive tournament history England have scored six. The first time was Southgate's doing, too – against Panama in 2018.\nREAD THE FULL REPORT BY CLICKING BELOW ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T06:12:54+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T06:12:42+00:00","headline":"DAY TWO RECAP: How England got their campaign off to a dream start","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-2","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"We’re into the first of several four-game days at the Qatar World Cup today with Groups C and D kicking off.\nFirst up, it’s Argentina taking on Saudi Arabia in the first Group C fixture, which starts at 1pm local time or 10am in the UK.\nAfter that, the first match in Group D at 1pm UK as Denmark take on Tunisia.\nWe then hop back to Group C for the 4pm UK game as Mexico play Poland.\nFinally, the defending champions France start their World Cup at 7pm UK as they face Australia.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T06:06:31+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T06:06:31+00:00","headline":"What’s happening on day three of the World Cup?","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-1","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/12/64815819-0-image-a-78_1669119537194.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","articleBody":"The second day of the World Cup saw England smash Iran for six, sending hopes of glory in Qatar soaring all over the land.\nNow it’s day three and we’re going to see two of the tournament favourites open their campaigns.\nThe reigning champions France take on Australia a little later but first it’s Argentina taking on Saudi Arabia as Group C gets underway.\nTheir star and inspiration Lionel Messi has already made clear this will be his fifth and final World Cup, adding a little more pressure but also raising the possibility of a Hollywood ending to his extraordinary script.\nBut Messi certainly has a talented team around him and this Argentina look as strong as they’ve been for several years, coming into the event on a formidable 35-game unbeaten run.\nThey’ll hope to rack up a few goals against Saudi Arabia to get the ball rolling.\nWelcome along to our live coverage.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"},"dateModified":"2022-11-22T06:01:16+00:00","datePublished":"2022-11-22T06:00:38+00:00","headline":"The Three Lions roared on day two… now day three begins with Messi magic!","mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html#lc-id-0","image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/11/22/06/1669096870275_lc_galleryImage_Argentina_supporters_gath.JPG"}],"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher","@type":"Organization","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","height":"60","url":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/sitelogos/daily-mail-structured-data-logo.gif","width":"350"},"name":"Daily Mail"},"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","author":[{"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Shergold"}]} Adam Shergold Host commentator 12:41 Thanks for joining me… now it’s on to Denmark vs Tunisia Well, that’s certainly livened up this Tuesday lunchtime! The action comes thick and fast at the World Cup - next up is the opening encounter in Group D as Denmark play Tunisia. CLICK BELOW to follow that one live. Denmark vs Tunisia - World Cup 2022: Live score, team news and updates Denmark will get their World Cup campaign underway when they take on Tunisia with Christian Eriksen returning to the major stage. Follow all the action as it happens here for the 1pm (GMT) kick-off. Mail Online 12:29 Some wonderful scenes of Saudi celebration at the end 12:25 Argentina’s unbeaten run up in smoke 36 - Argentina have lost a match after a run of 36 games unbeaten (last defeat in July 2019 vs Brazil). And also have lost a World Cup match after leading at half time for the second time in their history after 1930 (back then against Uruguay). Joke.#ArgSau #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/TydKupcZP2— OptaPaolo ???? (@OptaPaolo) November 22, 2022 12:17 The party just getting started! I think some of those Saudi fans are in absolute disbelief. The most famous result in their footballing history, for sure. Not a fatal blow for Argentina, of course, but certainly plenty for them to think about. Certainly, nobody saw that coming at half-time but they were stunned after the break. 12:07 FULL-TIME: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia The 2022 World Cup has well and truly exploded into life now! One of the tournament favourites have been stunned by a side not even in the world’s top 50 - this has to rank as one of the greatest-ever upsets in the World Cup! What a brilliant performance to come from behind and stun Lionel Messi and Co on what was meant to be their night. Argentina have been humbled. This result will be remembered forever alongside other great upsets like Senegal beating France in 2002 or England losing to the United States in 1950. The Saudi players, who have all put in an heroic shift here, run over to their ecstatic fans who have witnessed a real moment of history. 12:04 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 90+11min: Flying save by Al-Owais! He drives to his left to catch Julian Alvarez’s header and hopefully someone got a good picture that moment for him. Just a few minutes remain for Argentina to salvage this. 12:02 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 90+9min: Al-Shahrani initially got to his feet but eventually is persuaded to go off on the stretcher. There was genuine concern about him around the stadium there. He’s going to be replaced by Mohammed Al-Burayk but gave the thumbs up as he laid on the stretcher. This will run some way over 100 minutes now. 12:01 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 90+5min: Lionel Messi trying to dance his way past a sea of green shirts on the edge of the box after Al-Owais came miles off his line to punch a high ball away. In the process, it looks like one of the Saudi defenders - Yasser Al-Shahrani - got a knee to the face and went down nastily. Fortunately, he looks ok but will have to go through the concussion protocol of course. 11:57 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 90+3min: Saudi Arabia break upfield and win a corner. I suspect this won’t be swung into the box anytime soon. Every second he can get away with is taken and they’ll keep the ball in the corner until Argentina finally get a free-kick. Precious seconds wasted. 11:56 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 90+2min: What on earth has happened there? Julian Alvarez sees an effort headed off the line but play had been stopped for an offside anyway. Saudi keeper Al-Owais is booked for vociferous protests as he felt Nicolas Otamendi was a bit too heavy in contesting the high ball. 11:54 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 90min: EIGHT minutes have been added on, taking the tournament total to 78 minutes of stoppage time! 11:53 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 90min: We’re into the final throes of normal time as Angel Di Maria wins a free-kick in another promising position for Argentina. Goodness knows, they need to make one of these opportunities count now. It’s Messi’s delivery and headed away. 11:52 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 89min: Two changes for Saudi Arabia - on come Al Amri and Asiri for Al Abed and Al Buraikan. 11:51 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 88min: Di Maria surges down the right and crosses low looking for Lautaro Martinez. It’s another outstanding intervention by Hattan Bahebri to cut the cross out. 11:50 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 86min: Firas Al-Buraikan goes down rather theatrically with an apparent injury blow. The referee points out to everyone that this lost time will be added on again at the end. Only four minutes of normal time left now plus, I suspect, a lot of added time. 11:47 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 84min: Lovely cross by Di Maria and Messi peeled off at the back post, got up a fraction too early and could only head the ball into the keeper’s arms. Let off for Saudi Arabia. 11:45 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 80min: Lots of Saudi players going into the book now. Saud Abdulhamid cautioned for a hefty foul. He may well not be the last. 11:43 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 80min: After a very long build-up, Messi floats his free-kick over the crossbar… 11:42 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 77min: The Saudis making a sub as they try to break Argentina’s momentum. Off goes Al-Shehri, the scorer of the first goal, and he is replaced by an extra defender in Sultan Al-Ghannam. Bit of a row on the touchline after one of the Saudi subs refused to give the ball back when it went out of play. Meanwhile, Messi has won Argentina a free-kick 25 yards from goal. In range for him… 11:38 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 74min: Keeper Al-Owais charges off his line to get to the through pass ahead of Lautaro Martinez. The ball breaks to Angel Di Maria, who attempts to lob him into the unguarded net but cannot get the elevation. A booking for time-wasting given to Al-Bulaihi. 11:36 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 72min: Enzo Fernandez flashes a tempting low cross through the Saudi six-yard box that nobody can get a hand on. Seconds later, another effort is easily saved low down by the Saudi keeper. 11:34 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 71min: Tagliafico is taken off and Marcos Acuna replaces him for Argentina’s fourth sub of the match. 11:33 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 69min: Messi trots over to take another corner for Argentina that Lautaro Martinez at the near post cannot steer towards goal as he loses his bearings. We are a little over 20 minutes, plus injury time, away from a seismic World Cup shock here. 11:31 Excellent shot of the second goal 11:30 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 67min: The first booking of then game goes to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Malki for a foul. 11:29 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 66min: All Argentina now as they try and unpick the packed Saudi defence. A cross is well claimed by the keeper under pressure from Lautaro Martinez. 11:27 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 63min: You won’t be surprised to hear Argentina are pushing hard for an equaliser. Messi’s latest corner is well-worked and somehow Tagliafico hasn’t managed to put away a gilt-edged chance from just a few yards. It’s a terrific reflex save by Al-Owais to deny him after Lisandro Martinez had guided the ball back cross. 11:23 Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia 58min: A vital last-ditch tackle stops Lionel Messi in his tracks as he is about to pull the trigger. You sense the Saudis might need a few more of those. Meanwhile, three changes for Argentina - off go Cristian Romero, Paredes and Papa Gomez. On come Julian Alvarez, Lisandro Martinez and Enzo Fernandez. 11:16 GOAL! Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 2 - Salem Al-Dawsari 53min OH WOW! They’ve turned it around, against all the odds. It’s a brilliant goal by their star man Salem Al-Dawsari. He was first onto the ball following another effort that was deflected out. He took a step to his right, which opened up a chink of space to shoot. It was a rising effort that glanced the hand of keeper Martinez, who wasn’t able to keep it out, and it flew into the top corner. Messi, Martinez, everyone in blue and white are absolutely stunned. This could be one of the great World Cup upsets now. 11:11 GOAL! Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 1 - Saleh Al-Shehri 48mins Goodness me… what a moment for Saudi Arabia, who have drawn themselves level! It looked a little bit of a hopeful ball down the middle but it was made into a very special moment there by their leading scorer in qualifying, Salah Al-Shehri. He just worked a yard of space with which to shoot, fired it between the legs of the defender Cristian Romero and then across Martinez into the far corner. The green pockets of fans inside the stadium making a right din now! 11:08 SECOND-HALF: Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia Argentina kick off the second half as they look to finish Saudi Arabia off. Neither side has made a change at the break. 11:07 The debate rages on over that Argentina penalty… after Maguire wasn’t given a similar one VAR received further criticism at the World Cup after Argentina were awarded a penalty against Saudi Arabia in an incident that was extremely similar to the one that England were denied yesterday. England fans fumed on Monday after Harry Maguire appeared to be dragged down by Iranian defender Roozbeh Cheshmi and bear-hugged to the ground. However, Brazilian referee Raphael Claus didn't intervene and, after a short VAR check, nothing was given and the officials waved play on. CLICK BELOW FOR MORE VAR gifts Argentina a soft, early penalty against Saudi Arabia England fans fumed on Monday after Harry Maguire appeared to be dragged down by Iranian defender Roozbeh Cheshmi and bear-hugged to the ground. Mail Online 10:59 Messi writing a new chapter of history 4 - Lionel Messi is the fifth player to score at four different World Cup tournaments (2006, 2014, 2018, 2022) after Pelé, Uwe Seeler, Miroslav Klose and Cristiano Ronaldo. Legend. pic.twitter.com/EwEe0VOGEZ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 22, 2022 10:52 HALF-TIME: Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia A healthy dose of added time to the added time but we have finally reached the break with Argentina leading Saudi Arabia 1-0. In a bygone age, they’d be four to the good but VAR and that automated offside system have meant Saudi’s ridiculously high defensive line is just about in tact. Three goals - two by Lautaro Martinez, one by Lionel Messi - have been chalked off but they still lead thanks to Messi’s early penalty - given by VAR - following some grappling in the box. But Lionel Scaloni might be a bit irritated at half-time - Argentina should be home and hosed. They’ve also been sloppy with their passing at times. Plenty to work on. 10:50 Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia 45+4min: Saudi Arabia making a change here - It’s one of their leaders, Salman Al-Faraj, who hasn’t shaken off that knock from a little earlier and will have to admit defeat here. He gets a great reception from the Saudi fans as Nawaf Alabid comes on. 10:48 Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia 45+3min: Lovely ball into the box by Paredes picks out Di Maria on the right. He can’t quite steer the ball goalwards with enough power. 10:46 Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia 45min: The fourth official’s added time board becoming more and more of a spectacle at this World Cup. We will have the relatively modest five minutes of added time here. 10:43 Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia 42min: Argentina have a corner as we fast approach the interval. It leads to Papu Gomez being fouled by Abdullellah Al-Malki. Messi to deliver the resulting free-kick and it’s cleared to De Paul on the edge of the box, who gets it all wrong as the ball flies into the stands. 10:40 Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia 39min: The Saudi captain Salman Al-Faraj down with an issue here. Good to see the magic spray remains a part of the game, even at the World Cup. It’s healing powers ensure Al-Faraj is soon back to his feet. A reminder all this lost time for the stoppage will be added on at the end of the half. Given all those offside calls, we’re probably looking at 10 minutes. 10:38 Seven times now… That Saudi Arabia high line...Argentina have been caught offside six times in this match already - that's more than any team at the 2018 tournament in a match or in this tournament so far.#FIFAWorldCup— Opta Analyst (@OptaAnalyst) November 22, 2022 10:37 Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia 35min: The automated graphic finally appears of that disallowed Lautaro Martinez goal. It’s just a tiny bit of his shoulder that would count as offside there - the t-shirt line as the rules state. Meanwhile, Martinez breaks through to score once again. A bit more clear-cut that time - offside. That’ll be four times Argentina have had the ball in the net now, only one has counted. The Lautaro Martinez offside ???? pic.twitter.com/UhcW0zoEjf— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) November 22, 2022 10:33 Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia 31min: Saudi Arabia attacking now and De Paul brings down Kanno close to the touchline to concede a free-kick in a threatening position. Surely their best hope of an equaliser comes from a set piece? Not that time though, curled directly into the gloves of Emi Martinez. 10:28 MARTINEZ GOAL DISALLOWED The Saudis have been playing a very high line indeed and it’s proving suicidal. Argentina were just biding their time but now they’ve unlocked their opponents once again. It’s Lautaro Martinez this time, slipping through, going around the keeper and chipping home. But there will be a VAR check for offside and, unfortunately for Argentina, Martinez had just strayed a fraction offside running through there. It remains 1-0 despite Argentina netting three times in the first 28 minutes. 10:25 Yet another moment of history for Messi 4 - With his goal against Saudi Arabia ????????, Lionel Messi has become the first player to score in four World Cups with @Argentina (2006, 2014, 2018 and 2022), overpassing Gabriel Batistuta (1994, 1998 and 2002) and Diego Maradona (1982, 1986 and 1994). Poker.#ARG #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/V1ojtVYLZE— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 22, 2022 10:24 Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia 22min: Just for a split-second there we thought Messi had doubled his tally - he gets in behind the Saudi defence, races through and coolly slots the ball home one-on-one, only to turn and see the raised flag from the assistant. It’s the correct decision, Messi was just leaning forward beyond the last defender. 10:22 Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia 20min: Leandro Paredes sweeps the ball wide to the left, where Papu Gomez steps inside and decides to shoot. Wastefully as it transpires as it clears the bar by some distance. 10:20 Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia 18min: Argentina hustle the ball back in midfield following a spell of Saudi pressure and a ball over the top sets Lautaro Martinez free. He blasts his shot wide and the offside flag was raised in any case. We do have the usual situation when the flag won’t go up until the last moment. 10:17 Argentina 1-0 Saudi Arabia 15min: So the game plan of containment now out of the window for Saudi Arabia, how do they approach this? Are we already in damage limitation mode with an eye on the upcoming games against Mexico and Poland? Or will they look to attack and get back into this? They have a free-kickabout 40 yards out but it’s dealt with pretty comfortably by Parades and then Tagliafico. 10:10 GOAL! Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 0 - Lionel Messi (pen) 10mins Well, talk about calm and collected. Messi simply strokes the penalty home, sending the keeper diving the wrong way. The perfect start to the game and the tournament for Argentina. That is the PSG star’s 92nd international goal. 10:10 PENALTY TO ARGENTINA 7min: Rodrigo de Paul is fouled and Argentina have a free-kick just to the left of the Saudi box that offers Messi an inviting chance to swing the ball in. But there’s a pause because the referee has been summoned over to the VAR monitor for a penalty check. There was all manner of pushing when that corner was taken. It was Paredes whose shirt was being grabbed and he was dragged down inside the box. Similar to the one Harry Maguire didn’t get yesterday. And, yes indeed, there was an infringement in there. Argentina are awarded the penalty and Messi will have the chance to put them ahead from 12 yards. 10:07 Argentina 0-0 Saudi Arabia 6min: Papu Gomez this time picked out by a quarterback ball from deep. He wins Argentina a corner despite the best efforts of Saud Abdulhamid. A bit of pushing and shoving but it’s decisively cleared. 10:04 Argentina 0-0 Saudi Arabia 2min: Argentina immediately into their groove and they should be ahead - Angel Di Maria is picked out on the right hand side and plays a pass into the centre, where it’s teed up perfectly for Lionel Messi. You’d expect him to score but it’s a strong hand by the Saudi keeper Al-Owais. There had been some pre-tournament concerns that Al-Owais was lacking game time because he isn’t the first choice for Al-Hilal. He is for his country, however, and he was sharp with the low save there. Messi, though, has to score surely. 10:02 KICK-OFF: Saudi Arabia get us started The Saudi players don’t quite grasp there is a countdown to kick-off but we are belatedly underway. 10:00 Time for the action Warm smiles and handshakes between the two coaches - Lionel Scaloni of Argentina and Herve Renard of Saudi Arabia. Argentina in their iconic blue and white shirts, with the Saudis in their traditional green. And so we’re ready to begin on day three of the World Cup and in Group C as well. 09:56 Here come the two teams! The decibel levels go up another level as the two sets of players walk out at the Lusail Iconic Stadium and line up for the anthems. First, the Argentina player link arms for stirring the Himno Nacional Argentina. That’s followed by the Saudi anthem ‘An-Nasid al-Waani as-Su’udi’ which translates as ‘Long Live the King.’ The Saudi player pivot towards their flag at one end of the stadium and place hands on hearts. 09:55 A reminder of the two teams Argentina: Damian Martinez, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico, De Paul, Paredes, Di Maria, Messi, Gomez, Lautaro Martinez Substitutes: Armani, Foyth, Montiel, Pezzella, Acuna, Alvarez, Rulli, Palacios, Correa, Almada, Rodriguez, Mac Allister, Dybala, Jeremias, Lisandro MartinezSaudi Arabia: Al-Owais, Abdulhamid, Tambakti, Al-Bulayhi, Al-Shahrani, Al-Shehri, Kanno, Al-Malki, Salem Al-Dawsari, Al-Faraj, Al-BuraikanSubstitutes: Al-Rubaie, Al-Ghanam, Madu, Al-Amri, Al-Burayk, Otayf, Al-Hassan, Al-Naji, Al-Abed, Bahbri, Al-Aboud, Al-Aqidi, Nasser Al-Dawsari, Asiri. Referee: Slavko Vincic (Slovenia) 09:52 We’re nearly ready for the first of FOUR World Cup games today We are almost ready for the players to emerge at the Lusail Iconic Stadium as the announcer whips up a crowd that, to be honest, probably doesn’t need much encouragement. A mass of green at one end, a sea of blue at the other as the opening ceremony begins. We all know who the favourite is here as Messi’s Last Dance begins but the World Cup has shocked us before! 09:47 How will the two teams line up? Argentina typically play a 4-2-3-1 shape which allows Messi to occupy that No 10 role but also a free rein to drift out to the flanks and weave his magic. Papu Gomez is likely to be on the left side, with Angel Di Maria on he left. Lautaro Martinez will lead the line. Rodrigo de Paul and Leandro Paredes will be the link men in defensive midfield. The Saudis are probably going to go with a 4-4-1-1. The two banks of four will have to work overtime to keep the Argentina side at bay. Firas Al Buraikan will lead the attack with Salman Al Faraj playing just off him, but will they get any service? Mohamed Kanno and Abdulelah Al Malki in defensive midfield are going to have to play outstandingly well, likewise Al-Hilal keeper Mohammed Al Owais. Argentina's Lautaro Martinez and Lionel Messi during the warm up 09:40 Just 20 minutes now until kick-off The players just finishing off their warm-ups as the crowd take their seats at the Lusail Iconic Stadium. This is the first 1pm local time kick-off in the tournament and temperatures, while still around the 27C mark, are not unbearable for this one. 09:36 WORLD CUP CONFIDENTIAL: Messi must be to Argentina what Bale is to Wales! Lionel Messi will lead Argentina to World Cup glory if he emulates Gareth Bale's match-winning prowess, which was on display during Wales' crucial 1-1 draw against USA on Monday. The Welsh captain won and dispatched a late penalty to equalise after Timothy Weah's first-half opener, keeping Wales' hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages very much alive in Group B. Sportsmail's Martin Samuel believes Messi must become for Argentina what Bale is for Wales, channeling the Welshman's knack of stepping up in the biggest moments. READ MORE BY CLICKING BELOW WORLD CUP CONFIDENTIAL: Messi must emulate Bale for Argentina Lionel Messi will lead Argentina to World Cup glory if he emulates Gareth Bale's match-winning prowess, which was on display during Wales' crucial 1-1 draw against USA on Monday. Mail Online 09:29 Saudi Arabia will be very well supported in this World Cup Basic geographical proximity will ensure that Saudi Arabia will be supported by thousands of green-clad fans during this tournament. Drive south from Doha through the desert and you’ll eventually cross to border into Saudi Arabia. It’s a relatively short journey for these fans and they have turned up in numbers for this one. 09:24 PREVIEW: Strong and unified Argentina offer Messi a golden shot KATHRYN BATTE IN DOHA It would be unfair for Lionel Messi to retire without winning a World Cup.' Those were the words of Spain manager Luis Enrique last week. And it is a sentiment shared by many in Qatar, where there is an overwhelming desire for the brilliant Argentine to finally triumph on the biggest stage. You do not need to venture far in Doha before you see someone wearing an Argentina shirt with 'Messi 10' on the back. CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE Lionel Messi is more primed than ever for global glory at World Cup It would be unfair for Lionel Messi to retire without winning a World Cup.' Those were the words of Spain manager Luis Enrique last week. And it is a sentiment shared by many in Qatar. Mail Online 09:22 Plenty of noise for Messi There’s an enormous cheer from the many thousands of Argentina fans already inside the Lusail Iconic Stadium as Lionel Messi leads the team out to begin the warm-ups. 09:22 A little bit more discussion on that Argentina selection here Argentina XI vs Saudi Arabia CONFIRMED as Leo Messi starts Messi has battled through a pre-tournament injury, having missed the first part of Argentina's open training on Friday, before working on his own the following session. Mail Online 09:14 How Saudi Arabia are going to line up Al Owais; Abdulhamid, Tambakti, Al Boleahi, Al Shahrani; Al Faraj, Kanno, Al Malki; Al Buraikan, Al Shehri, Al Dawsari 09:07 How Argentina will line up for their opening World Cup match Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Papu Gomez; Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Di Maria. So a formidable-looking forward line of Messi, Martinez and Di Maria there for the Argentine’s opening game. But Man United fans will notice that there’s no Lisandro Martinez in the defence. #Qatar2022 La Selección @Argentina ya se encuentra en el estadio.Desde las 7, ???????? vs. ???????? pic.twitter.com/CedP15zBFR— Selección Argentina ???????? (@Argentina) November 22, 2022 08:52 From Cambridge to Qatar! The extraordinary journey of Saudi coach Herve Renard It’s been quite the journey from League Two to the World Cup for Saudi Arabia’s French coach. His record at the Abbey Stadium read five wins, seven draws and 14 defeats, seeing him sacked after just a few months - but it’s hardly stopped his career. Find out all about him by clicking the link below. How Saudi Arabia's Renard went from League Two to the World Cup It's a far cry from his days in League Two with Cambridge United or his playing career that kept him in the Côte D'Azur for over 15 years - but it's certainly a challenge he's capable of taking on. Mail Online 08:39 No shortage of colour and passion from the Argentine fans in Lusail 08:36 Can ‘the tornado’ wreak havoc against Argentina? Salem al-Dawsari, who goes by the nickname ‘the tornado’, is another Saudi player who could pose Argentina some problems if he gets chance today. He scored their winning goal against Egypt at the 2018 World Cup and it will be his task to supply crosses from the right wing to the forwards. The 31-year-old Al-Hilal player has racked up 71 appearances for his country since 2011 and was named the competition’s best player when his club won last year’s Asian Champions League. 08:31 Inside the Argentina dressing room 08:23 Van Dijk hits back at rainbow armband criticism Virgil van Dijk has hit back at claims the Netherlands and other countries have been spineless in the anti-discrimination armband controversy.The Dutch were one of seven European nations, also including England and Wales, who planned to have their captains wearing the rainbow-coloured 'OneLove' armband at the World Cup.The band is part of a year-long campaign but sent out an especially significant message in Qatar, a country which criminalises same-sex relationships.However, the seven countries dropped their plans after tournament organisers FIFA threatened them with sporting sanctions including yellow cards for the captains if the bands were worn, instructing teams to wear a FIFA-approved 'no discrimination' band instead.Oranje skipper Van Dijk told Dutch broadcaster NOS: "I play in a position where a yellow card is not useful. I became a football player and I want to play these kind of tournaments."There are people who say we don't have a backbone, but that's not how it works," the Liverpool defender added."We just want to play football. I would have loved to play with that band, but not at the expense of a yellow card."England skipper Harry Kane spoke of his disappointment at not being able to wear the band during England's opening victory over Iran on Monday, while his team-mate Jack Grealish said it was "a bit stupid" that Kane had been prevented from doing so. The Football Association had been prepared to be fined over the band but its position - and that of the other associations - changed when it became apparent sporting sanctions were a realistic possibility.FIFA has been heavily criticised over the matter. It only announced its plan for an approved armband on Saturday, and even then, it stated the 'no discrimination' part of its campaign would only begin at the quarter-final stage. 08:15 Here’s the boots Messi will be wearing today A picture from inside the Argentina dressing room showing the golden boots Lionel Messi will be wearing during their World Cup opener today. The Adidas X Speedportal boots are primarily gold but with blue and white details to match the national flag, plus the names and dates of birth of Messi’s children. You can read a little more about them HERE. 08:00 Messi’s World Cup story: After a heart-breaking near miss in 2014 and several failed campaigns for Argentina, will it finally be his time on the grandest stage? Scintillating, marvellous, magical. Those are just a few of the superlatives that have been used to describe Lionel Messi over the last 18 years. Throughout his career the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has achieved what many players could only dream of. But one trophy has so far proved beyond his reach - the World Cup. Messi, for much of his career, has suffered heartache with Argentina. In the 2010 World Cup he watched a host of his Barcelona team-mates experience glory with Spain after La Albiceleste were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Germany. Four years later it was a 113th-minute strike by Mario Gotze that prevented him from lifting the big prize at the final hurdle despite being awarded the Golden Ball award. The 2018 World Cup was another one to forget for Argentina. To put it bluntly, it was the Kylian Mbappe Tournament. The Frenchman scored a brace to help Les Bleus beat Messi and Co 4-3 in the Round of 16 before going on to become a world champion. READ THE FULL FEATURE BY CLICKING BELOW Messi gears up for last ever World Cup - can he bow out with victory? Scintillating, marvellous, magical. Those are just a few of the superlatives that have been used to describe Argentina great Lionel Messi over the last two decades. Mail Online 07:56 They’ve met before The two sides have met on four occasions, with Argentina winning twice and two draws. The first two came as part of the Bicentennial Gold Cup in July 1988, with the first ending 2-2 and Argentina winning 2-0 in the second. They played at the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup, resulting in a 3-1 Argentina win. Their latest meeting was in November 2012, a goalless draw. 07:48 Al-Faraj the main man in a Saudi squad entirely made up of home-based players Salman Al-Faraj is the captain and midfield stalwart around which the Saudi Arabian team revolves. He is the heartbeat of the side and, at 33-years-old, boasts plenty of experience for both his country and club Al-Hilal. He is a left-footed playmaker averaging 2.1 dangerous passes per game but is also effective at breaking up play. Al-Faraj struggled with injury at the start of the year but has been finding form ever since and if he goes well, Saudi have a chance of snatching points where few give them hope. Goalkeepers: Mohamed Al-Owais (Al-Hilal), Nawaf Al-Aqidi (Al-Nassr), Mohamed Al-Yami (Al-Ahly). Defenders: Yasser Al-Shahrani (Al-Hilal), Ali Al-Bulaihi (Al-Hilal), Abdulelah Al-Amri (Al-Nassr), Abdullah Madu (Al-Nassr), Hassan Tambakti (Al-Shabab), Sultan Al-Ghanam (Al-Nassr), Mohammed Al-Breik (Al-Hilal), Saud Abdulhamid (Al-Hilal). Midfielders: Salman Al-Faraj (Al-Hilal), Riyadh Sharahili (Abha), Ali Al-Hassan (Al-Nassr), Mohamed Kanno (Al-Hilal), Abdulelah Al-Malki (Al-Hilal), Sami Al-Najei (Al-Nassr), Abdullah Otayf (Al-Hilal), Nasser Al-Dawsari (Al-Hilal), Abdulrahman Al-Aboud (Ittihad), Salem Al-Dawsari (Al-Hilal), Hattan Bahebri (Al-Shabab). Forwards: Nawaf Al-Abed (Al-Shabab), Haitham Asiri (Al-Ahly), Saleh Al-Shehri (Al-Hilal) Firas Al-Buraikan (Al-Fateh). Saudi's midfielder Salman al-Faraj 07:42 Migrant workers toiling for 14 HOURS a day in 30C heat to finish off fan accommodation IAN HERBERT IN DOHA Many of the £180-a-night cabins being marketed to World Cup fans are still being thrown together, with migrant workers on 14-hour shifts to complete them, Sportsmail can reveal. A third of the Free Zone complex was still under construction on Monday, with some cabins still unfurnished shells. Unplumbed toilets were stacked outside them as workers hammered and drilled together cheap flat-pack beds and wardrobes to furnish them. Two Indian migrant workers, who are earning just £25 a day, said site bosses were offering further ad-hoc bonuses of £25 to encourage them to work faster to get the work finished. CLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL STORY   Migrant workers putting in 14-hour shifts to complete World Cup cabins IAN HERBERT: Two Indian migrant workers, who are earning just £25 a day, said site bosses were offering further ad-hoc bonuses to encourage them to work faster to get the work finished. Mail Online 07:34 The scenes at the Lusail Stadium two-and-a-half hours before kick-off 07:32 Who’s in the Argentina squad? Argentina have already had to make some enforced changes to their 26-man World Cup squad because of injury issues. Nicolas Gonzalez, the Fiorentina forward, withdrew and was replaced by Angel Correa of Atletico Madrid last Thursday. On the same day, Joaquin Correa, the Inter Milan forward, also was taken out of the squad by coach Lionel Scaloni and Atlanta United's Thiago Almada was brought in to replace him. There was some concern among Argentina fans when star man Messi went to ground following a heavy challenge in their warm-up match against UAE last Wednesday but he seems to be fine. Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal). Defenders: Marcos Acuna (Sevilla), Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United), Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica), German Pezzella (Real Betis), Cristian Romero (Tottenham), Nicolas Tagliafico (Lyon). Midfielders: Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Enzo Fernandez (Benfica), Alejandro Gomez (Sevilla), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Leandro Paredes (Juventus), Guido Rodriquez (Real Betis), Thiago Almada (Atlanta United) Forwards: Julian Alvarez (Manchester City), Joaquin Correa (Inter Milan), Paulo Dybala (Roma), Angel Di Maria (Juventus), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid). 07:22 Tagliafico: ‘We want to win it for ‘normal guy’ Messi PETE JENSON: 'Who knows if there isn't another one after this,' says Argentina full-back Nicolas Tagliafico of this being Leo Messi's last attempt at winning the World Cup. It's a nice idea – Messi at 39 competing in the 2026 tournament. But speaking before Argentina's opener against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday Messi confirmed this will be his last – it's a good job he and the team are both flying then. Argentina have now gone 35 games without losing and that run includes a 1-0 victory over Brazil that won them the Copa America last year. CLICK BELOW FOR MORE Scaloni shuns favourites tag but Argentina are in impeccable form 'Who knows if there isn't another one after this,' says Argentina full-back Nicolas Tagliafico of this being Leo Messi's last attempt at winning the World Cup. Mail Online 07:13 Farce as attendances over stadium capacity are announced at TWO GAMES Qatar's World Cup organisers are coming under criticism after twice announcing highly dubious attendance figures for matches at the start of the tournament. There have been a large number of empty seats at every game so far but you wouldn't know it if you saw the 'official' numbers that were given out. The host nation's opener against Ecuador had 67,000 in the crowd according to the announcement made at the end of the game. Even if it had been full that would have been a little strange considering the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor only holds 60,000. And this now appears to be a theme with Holland vs Senegal having an official attendance of 41,721, despite being played in a 40,000-seater stadium. Qatar announce attendance figures higher than capacity of stadiums Qatar's World Cup organisers are coming under criticism after twice announcing highly dubious attendance figures for matches at the start of the tournament. Mail Online 07:07 An ‘iconic’ venue for today’s game Tuesday's match will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, which has a capacity of 80,000 and is therefore the largest being used at the tournament. It is situated in Lusail, some 23km north of the capital city Doha, where the majority of the games will be played. Construction on the Lusail Iconic Stadium began in 2017 and it was completed in November 2021, with the official inauguration coming on September 9 this year when it hosted the Lusail Super Cup. It will host 10 matches during the World Cup, including the final on December 18. A view of the Lusail Iconic Stadium 07:01 DAY TWO RECAP: Dutch late show earns unconvincing win over Senegal SENEGAL 0-2 HOLLAND - MATT BARLOW REPORTS FROM DOHA Louis van Gaal insisted he was not entirely happy. He grumbled away about sloppiness in possession and excessive dribbling by this team but his delight was very clear enough as he waited to greet Cody Gapko. It was the fourth minute of stoppage time and just 10 minutes earlier Gakpo had headed in the opening goal. His reward upon substitution was to be greeted with a beaming grin, a high five and a slap on the back from his hard-to-please boss. Holland were far from their most fluent. Indeed, for spells in the game, Senegal were on top and craved out good opportunities before wilting. CLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL REPORT Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaasen fire Holland to win over Senegal MATT BARLOW IN DOHA: PSV star Gakpo had been moved further forward by Louis van Gaal and the decision from the Dutch boss paid almost immediate dividends. Mail Online 06:56 Policy of containment for goal-shy Saudis Not too many are giving Saudi Arabia much of a chance today but they could be well-equipped to frustrate Argentina. Their coach Herve Renard, 54, has bags of tournament experience, winning the Africa Cup of Nations with both Zambia and Ivory Coast. He was in charge of Morocco back in 2018 though they failed to get out of their group. And they did, after all, finish above Japan and Australia in Asian qualifying. Goals are at something of a premium - the last time Saudi Arabia managed to score more than once in a game was when they beat China 3-2 in qualification back in October last year. That was 20 games ago. With that in mind, we can expect them to adopt a compact and defensive shape, offering little going forward, in a bid to negate Argentina’s star-studded attack. Concentration will be key. Saudi Arabia's midfielder Abdullah Otayf (C) and teammates take part in a training session at the Sealine Training Site in Sealine, south of Doha 06:49 DAY TWO RECAP: Bale to the rescue for Wales as they draw opener with the USA IAN HERBERT REPORTS FROM DOHA It had always been a leap of faith to assume that Gareth Bale, a player who has started two club football matches these past six months, could power Wales to glory at this tournament, fuelled by emotional energy and patriotism alone. For 80 long minutes, it didn’t work out that way. The set-pieces didn’t present themselves. A cold and chastening reality came into play. And then, after a half time strategic change that helped his side back into the match, an enormous moment presented itself. Perhaps, Bale may reflect one day, the most enormous of his career football. He stood astride the football to take a penalty he had won, drove into his run up and smashed home the kick, to the goalkeeper’s right which leaves Wales to fight another day. CLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL REPORT USA vs Wales - World Cup 2022: Live score, team news and updates IAN HERBERT AT AL RAYYAN STADIUM: It was always a leap of faith to assume that Gareth Bale, a player who had started two football matches these past six months, could power Wales to glory. Mail Online 06:41 Messi up in lights! Some pretty cool light effects showing the Argentina stars back home last night. Images of Lionel Messi were projected onto the ‘Monumento Nacional a la Bandera’ in the city of Rosario, which seemed to go down well with the locals there. Rosario is, of course, the Argentina captain’s home city. 06:36 Expect added time… lots and lots of it Anyone who has watched the games so far will have noticed that most of them are going on far longer than usual. Indeed, the first four games have seen a colossal 64 minutes of stoppage time added on by officials. It’s gruelling for the players, especially given the Qatar heat, but there is a good reason for it. FIFA has been determined to clamp down on time wasting and ensure the ball is in play for longer. It means that time lost for substitutions, penalties, celebrations, VAR and medical treatment - plus general time-wasting - will all see the clock stopped and be added on at the end. That’s why England’s game with Iran saw 14 minutes added on in the first-half and 13 after the second following various injury stoppages. CLICK BELOW FOR MORE New FIFA guidelines result in 64 minutes of added time in four games More than an hour extra has been added on across the opening fixtures of the Qatar tournament, at an average of a sizeable eight minutes per half. Mail Online 06:28 Is it Argentina’s time at last? Argentina have twice won the World Cup but 1986, the year of their last triumph in Mexico, does seem an awful long time ago now. However, there’s a reason why, along with Brazil, many pundits and the bookmakers are considering them hot favourites to win in Qatar. First of all, they have recent experience of tournament success, having won last year’s Copa America, and they come into the tournament in stunning form, having gone 35 matches unbeaten. Then there’s the romantic sense that Lionel Messi’s final World Cup - the 35-year-old made it clear he wouldn’t play in 2026 a few months back - could end in a fairytale finale. But perhaps most importantly, it’s the strong selection of players Lionel Scaloni has at his disposal. From Lisandro Martinez and Nicolas Tagliafico at the back to Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria and Paulo Dybala - plus Messi of course - in attack, it’s a seriously strong side. But Argentina have been well fancied and let us down in the past so plenty has to go right. It isn’t difficult to see, however, why they’re among the top tier of favourites. 06:19 Argentine fans are out in force in Doha Argentina supporters gather next to the 2022 World Cup countdown clock at the Doha's Corniche 06:12 DAY TWO RECAP: How England got their campaign off to a dream start ENGLAND 6-2 IRAN - MARTIN SAMUEL REPORTS FROM DOHAHe preferred Bukayo Saka to Phil Foden and Saka scored, twice. He stuck with Raheem Sterling, who also found the net, and Harry Maguire who did everything but. He brought on Marcus Rashford and he got the fifth with his first involvement in the game, while Callum Wilson combined unselfishly with another substitute, Jack Grealish, for the sixth. Harry Kane was the first man to make two goals in a World Cup match for England in 16 years. So it was a clean sweep. All that can be asked of a manager is that he gets the big calls right and there was no shrewder judge than Gareth Southgate. This was England's biggest win in the opening game of a major tournament and only the second time in competitive tournament history England have scored six. The first time was Southgate's doing, too – against Panama in 2018. READ THE FULL REPORT BY CLICKING BELOW  England vs Iran - World Cup 2022: Live score, team news and updates England will get their World Cup underway when they take on Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium where they will be favouritres to get off to a winning start. Follow all the action here. Mail Online 06:06 What’s happening on day three of the World Cup? We’re into the first of several four-game days at the Qatar World Cup today with Groups C and D kicking off. First up, it’s Argentina taking on Saudi Arabia in the first Group C fixture, which starts at 1pm local time or 10am in the UK. After that, the first match in Group D at 1pm UK as Denmark take on Tunisia. We then hop back to Group C for the 4pm UK game as Mexico play Poland. Finally, the defending champions France start their World Cup at 7pm UK as they face Australia. 06:00 The Three Lions roared on day two… now day three begins with Messi magic! The second day of the World Cup saw England smash Iran for six, sending hopes of glory in Qatar soaring all over the land. Now it’s day three and we’re going to see two of the tournament favourites open their campaigns. The reigning champions France take on Australia a little later but first it’s Argentina taking on Saudi Arabia as Group C gets underway. Their star and inspiration Lionel Messi has already made clear this will be his fifth and final World Cup, adding a little more pressure but also raising the possibility of a Hollywood ending to his extraordinary script. But Messi certainly has a talented team around him and this Argentina look as strong as they’ve been for several years, coming into the event on a formidable 35-game unbeaten run. They’ll hope to rack up a few goals against Saudi Arabia to get the ball rolling. Welcome along to our live coverage. {"id":"11439999","channel":"/sport","pageUrl":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-11439999/Argentina-vs-Saudi-Arabia-World-Cup-2022-Live-Result.html","status":"finished","greenBox":{"body":""}}

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