The ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar has now reached an exciting turn. The picture of the teams for the Pre-Quarterfinals i.e. Round-16 has started getting clear and till now more than half a dozen teams have qualified. Wednesday is also very important because the fate of Argentina, the team of star footballer Lionel Messi, is to be decided today itself.
According to Indian time, Argentina’s team will face Poland at 12.30 pm and at the same time Saudi Arabia-Mexico will compete. Argentina’s fate will be decided by these two matches, because if Argentina loses today, then its journey in the FIFA World Cup will end here.
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What will Argentina need to do to reach the round of 16?
Today is the last day of group-stage for Group-C, now Argentina is at number two in this group. While Poland is at number-1. If Poland wins in the Poland-Argentina match, then being the group topper, it will qualify for the Round-16 and it will be very easy for it. If Poland loses, then it will have to pray for Mexico’s victory.
If we talk about Argentina, then it needs a win to reach the Round-16. If Argentina wins the match, it will directly enter the Round-16, but even if the match is a draw, it will still have a chance. In such a situation, if Mexico defeats Saudi Arabia by a big margin, then Argentina can reach even with a draw. If Argentina loses, it will be out of the World Cup.
Argentina has played 2 matches in this World Cup so far, out of which one has won and one has lost. Saudi Arabia did a big upset by defeating Argentina in the first match itself. Argentina has a total of 3 points. While group topper Poland has a total of 4 points in 2 matches with one win, one draw.
Which teams have reached the Round-16 so far?
16 teams have to go to the pre-quarterfinals and so far more than half a dozen teams have qualified. These include teams from Group-A to Netherlands, Senegal, Group-B to England, America and Group-D to France, Group-G to Brazil and Group-H to Portugal. Group-C will be decided late on Wednesday night.