FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina beat Australia to reach quarter-finals, Messi’s goal did wonders

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FIFA World Cup 2022 : The pre-quarterfinal match was played between Australia and Argentina in the FIFA World Cup on Saturday. In this match, Argentina’s team defeated Australia 2-1 and made its place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. After this thrilling match, Lionel Messi’s Argentina team became the first team to reach the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup.

On the other hand, the Netherlands team was the first to make its place in the quarterfinals. Argentina team has to play against Netherlands in the next round i.e. quarter finals. This match between the two teams will be played on 9 December.

Messi made 1000th match memorable

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In the match, Argentina captain Lionel Messi scored a brilliant goal to take his team to the final of the FIFA World Cup for the 10th time. This was Messi’s 1000th match. Which was made even more memorable by Messi scoring a goal. After the victory in the match, Messi said, ‘It was an amazing feeling.

We all are very happy to share these moments. I know what the fans are trying to do to be here in every match, I know that the whole of Argentina would like to be here but it is not possible. The fans of Argentina have high expectations from their team. This is Messi’s last FIFA World Cup, so Messi would like to win it and leave the World Cup with good memories.

How was the match

Messi’s goal in the first half of the match gave the team an edge. Messi scored the goal in the 35th minute of the match. Apart from this, no player from both the teams scored a goal in the first half. In the 57th minute of the second half of the match, Argentina’s Julian Alvarez scored the team’s second and his first goal. Australia’s team seemed to be lagging behind in the match, only then Enzo Fernandez scored a goal for Australia in the 77th minute.

The match could have turned either way if Argentina had made one mistake after this goal. But the Argentine players did not let this happen and maintained a 2-1 lead till full time and won the match. The challenge for the Netherlands in front of Argentina in the quarter-finals will not be easy. In the year 2014, the semi-final match was played between the two teams. Where Argentina won the match.

Two pre-quarter-final matches will be played in the World Cup on Sunday, December 4.

France (D1) vs Poland (C2) – December 4 (8.30 PM IST)

England (B1) vs Senegal (A2) – 4 December (12.30 AM IST)

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