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FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE: In a blockbuster Wednesday, four games will decide the fate of 7 teams. Kylian Mbappe-starrer France are the only team that can relax in Group D as they have already qualified for Last 16. However, Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Robert Lewandowski’s Poland are still fighting for the knockout berths. Group D is up first with Tunisia vs France and Australia vs Denmark at 8:30 PM. In Group C, Poland vs Argentina and SaudiArabia vs Mexico will be at 12:30 AM. Sports18 will have FIFA WC LIVE Broadcast. Watch FIFA WC LIVE Streaming LIVE on JioCinema & Follow FIFA World Cup LIVE updates on Insidesport. 

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Today in FIFA World Cup 2022:

  • Group D: Tunisia vs France at 8:30 PM
  • Group D: Australia vs Denmark at 8:30 PM
  • Group C: Poland vs Argentina at 12:30 AM
  • Group C: SaudiArabia vs Mexico at 12:30 AM

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Group D standings:

Position Teams Matches Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Points
1 France (Q) 2 2 0 0 6 2 4 6
2 Australia 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 3
3 Denmark 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
4 Tunisia 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 1

Group D Qualification Scenarios:

  • France: As defending champions France have already sealed their spot, even a loss against Tunisia would not matter.
  • Australia: Although Australia won 1-0 against Tunisia, they have to beat Denmark.
  • Denmark: After losing 1-2 to France, Denmark have to beat Australia to have any chance. A loss will knock them out.
  • Tunisia have to beat France with a big margin. Next, they will need Australia vs Denmark to end in a draw.

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Tunisia vs France LIVE: The defending champions France have begun on the right note in Qatar so far. They have aced the champions curse, becoming the first team to book Last 16 slot. With two wins, they seat atop Group D with 6 points. They take on Tunisia on Wednesday at 8:30 PM IST. But considering France would want to avoid a strong team, Kylian Mbappe & Co would want to maintain an all-win record.

However, for Tunisia, a win looks unlikely but they will certainly give it their all. Having already held Denmark to a draw, Tunisia would be upbeat to challenge star-studded France.

France Team News

  • While Didier Deschamps would have wanted to rest Hugo Lloris, Alphonse Areola’s back injury has changed plans.
  • Areola has a back issue and did not practise on Tuesday. He is out of the clash. 
  • But France could still make some changes to keep the side fresh for knockouts.
  • Theo Hernandez, the only recognised left-back, could rest for a make-shift LB in Eduardo Camavinga.
  • As per reports, Deschamps tried out Camavinga as a left-back in practice.
  • However, Kylian Mbappe will lead the attack.

Tunisia Team News

  • Meanwhile, the Tunisian team has no prominent injury concerns to deal with right now.
  • But their second-choice goalie, Bechir Ben Said, is back after some discomfort as well.
  • Wahbi Khazri has only one substitute appearance and will be hoping to start in this game.
  • As expected, all eyes will be on Youssef Msakni. Their skipper will look to lead their side to the next stage.

Tunisia vs France Head-to-Head: France lead 2-1. In last five games, France have won and drawn twice. They last lost back in 1971.

Tunisia Predicted XI (3-4-3): Dahmen; Bronn, Talbi, Meriah; Kechrida, Skhiri, Laidouni, Abdi; Msakni, Sliti; Khazri

France Predicted XI (4-3-2-1): Lloris; Pavard, Konate, Varane, Camavinga; Guendouzi, Fofana; Coman, Griezmann, Mbappe; Thuram

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Australia vs Denmark LIVE: Denmark are in a must-win situation. In the winner takes it all contest, the loser of the clash will bow out. A draw would Australia qualify as Denmark have lost one and drawn one. Hence, for Christian Eriksen’s side, it’s about keeping the faith. They have to beat Australia and hope that France beat Tunisia.

Meanwhile, the Socceroos are in a better place. All they need is a draw and hope France beat Tunisia. But if Australia draw and Tunisia somehow pull off and upset over France, they will be in trouble. Hence, the Men in Yellow would want to get the job done with three points.

Australia Team News

  • The Aussies have been lucky as they haven’t been scarred with any injury concerns in the tournament so far.
  • With a win over Tunisia, the Socceroos are in a great position in the group.
  • Hence, it looks unlikely that they make a lot of changes going into this game.

Denmark Team News

  • But for Denmark, Thomas Delaney will miss this clash after suffering a knee injury against Tunisia.
  • As Mikkel Damsgaard has been taking Delaney’s spot in the team, he will once again start
  • But the focus will be on Christian Eriksen again. He is the director of the midfield.
  • He has to dictate the tempo and help the Danes reach the next stage.

Australia vs Denmark Head-to-Head: Denmark lead 2-1 in their last 5 outings. Australia’s last win came in 2007. The other two have ended in draws.

Australia Predicted XI (4-3-3): Ryan; Karacic, Souttar, Rowles, Behich; Mooy, Irvine, McGree; Leckie, Duke, Goodwin.

Denmark Predicted XI (3-4-3): Schmeichel; Andersen, Christensen, Nelsson; Kristensen, Hojbjerg, Eriksen, Maehle; Lindstrom, Dolberg, Damsgaard.

FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE: Tunisia vs France & Australia vs Denmark at 8:30 PM, Poland vs Argentina & Saudi Arabia vs Mexico at 12:30 AM, Follow FIFA WC LIVE Score Updates

Group C standings:

Position Teams Matches Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Points
1 Poland 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 4
2 Argentina 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 3
3 Saudi Arabia 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 3
4 Mexico 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2 1

Group C Qualification Scenarios:

  • In all to play for Group C, all eyes will be on Poland and Argentina.
  • Poland: Although top of the table, Rober Lewandowski & Co could be in danger if they lose to Argentina.
  • The winner will book their place in knockouts.
  • Argentina: After the loss to SaudiArabia, Argentina did well to beat Mexico to stay alive. Lionel Messi & Co now must win against Poland.
  • Saudi Arabia: For the Asian side, the equation is simple: beat Mexico and qualify.
  • The Green Eagles have 3 points from 2 matches. A win against Mexico will take them through.
  • Mexico: One point in the bag Mexico have to win to be in fray.
  • However, a win alone won’t guarantee them a place. They have to win by at least 3-goal margin to pip Poland or Argentina.

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Poland vs Argentina LIVE: In what will be Lionel Messi’s last dance at a FIFA World Cup, Argentina are on the brink. After a shocking loss to SaudiArabia, Argentina are now in a must-win situation. They have to win. A loss could send them home if Mexico beat Saudi Arabia. Even a draw could put them in jeopardy if Mexico win by a 3-0 margin. Argentina have bounced back with a 2-0 win over Mexico. But they are not out of the woods.

Meanwhile, for Robert Lewandowski’s Poland, a draw will be enough. Even if SaudiArabia pull off another upset over Mexico, 5 points will guarantee them top spot. But a loss could be devastating. If Saudi or Mexico win, Poland could get knocked out after a loss.

Argentina Team News

  • The good news is that Lionel Messi seems to be fit to carry on for the moment despite his ankle injury.
  • After training alone for two match days, he finally had a full training session with the squad.
  • But Messi will be inspired after his goal and assist in the last game. His form could very well decide the game.
  • Lisandro Martinez could team up with Otamendi in the heart of the defence.
  • As Enzo Fernandez scored a belter against Mexico, Scaloni would want him to keep him in Starting XI.
  • Julian Alvarez made quite an impression coming off the bench against Mexico.
  • Scaloni could start with Alvarez in place of Lautaro Martinez.

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Poland Team News

  • Poland will go unchanged in their final group-stage game.
  • Milik will start, continuing his partnership with Robert Lewandowski in the Polish attack.
  • Their defence has been in good hands. Their back four has yet to concede a single goal in their two games so far.
  • Grzegorz Krychowiak will be key in the midfield to string things along.

Poland vs Argentina Head-to-Head: Argentina lead 6-3 against Poland in 11 games. Argentina last lost to Poland back in 2011 in a friendly. Since then, they have not faced off.

Argentina Predicted XI (4-3-3): E. Martinez; Molina, Otamendi, Li. Martinez, Tagliafico; Fernandez, Paredes, De Paul; Messi, La. Martinez, Di Maria

Poland Predicted XI (4-4-2): Szczesny; Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Bereszynski; Zielinski, Bielik, Krychowiak, Frankowski; Milik, Lewandowski

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SaudiArabia vs Mexico LIVE: Meanwhile, SaudiArabia are eying history. After already pulling off a major upset, the Asian side is aiming for their first-ever knockout berth with a win over Mexico. Although things did not go as per plans against Polabd, they will aim to bounce back. While Saudi can qualify for Last 16 with a draw if Poland beat Argentina, they would want to eliminate that. For Mexico, the equation is simple: beat Saudi and hope Poland win against Argentina. If Argentina win, Mexico need to win by at least 4 goals.

FIFA World Cup: What does this match mean for both teams?

  • SaudiArabia – With 3 points in the bag, they have to win their next match to stay in contention to fight for the Last 16.
  • Mexico – They need a win at all costs. Following this they will have to seek for favourable results to get a spot in the Last 16.

SaudiArabia Team News

  • As for Saudi, Abdulelah Al-Malki is set to miss this upcoming tie after picking up 2 yellow cards.
  • This can pave way for Nawaf Al-Abed to take the center spot in the midfield.
  • Riyad Sharahili has recovered from his injury and is expected to start and bolster the defense.
  • Yasir Al-Shahrani and Salman Al-Faraj are the two players who are missing the game on account of injuries.

Mexico Team News

  • But Andres Guardado is uncertain to start. The midfielder suffered a muscle injury in their game against Argentina.
  • Edson Alvarez can be a direct swap for Guardado. Mexico will look to revert to a back 4 against Saudi.
  • Meanwhile, star forward Raul Jimenez will seek a start in the game as Mexico will aim to go all guns blazing.

SaudiArabia vs Mexico Head-to-Head: However, SaudiArabia are yet to beat Mexico. In 5 matches so far, Mexico have a 4-match win record. The other match ended in a draw. The last time two sides faced in 1999 Confederations Cup with Mexico thrashing Saudi 5-1.

SaudiArabia Predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Alowais; Abdulhamid, Al-Amri, Tambakti, Al-Burayk; Kanno; Al-Buraikan, Al-Abed, Al-Najei, Al-Dawsari; Al-Shehri

Mexico Predicted XI (4-3-3): Ochoa; Sanchez, Moreno, Montes, Gallardo; Herrera, Alvarez, Chavez; Lozano, Jimenez, Vega

How to watch FIFA WC 2022 Matches LIVE on TV & live stream online

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