Mexico 0-0 Poland LIVE! World Cup 2022 result, match stream and latest updates today

Mexico 0-0 Poland LIVE! World Cup 2022 result, match stream and latest updates today

Mexico vs Poland LIVE!

Robert Lewandowski's second-half penalty attempt was saved by Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, leaving Poland to settle for a 0-0 draw Tuesday at the World Cup.

It was Lewandowski's first penalty miss for the national team. Poland's all-time leading scorer with 76 goals remains without a World Cup goal. The Poland forward was awarded the penalty following a VAR review after Hector Moreno got hold of his shirt and pulled him down. Ochoa, playing in his fifth World Cup, came up yelling in celebration after his stop, sending the crowd into chants of “Memo!”.

While Mexico dominated possession, Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny turned away all three of El Tri's shots on goal. The scoreless draw was good for Argentina, which was upset by Saudi Arabia 2-1 in an earlier Group C match. The Argentines, led by Lionel Messi, were widely considered to be the favorites to advance.

Mexico vs Poland highlights

  • PENALTY SAVE! Ochoa denies Lewandowski

Mexico 0 - 0 Poland

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18:22 , Marc Mayo

A second goalless draw of the day, let’s hope there is better on offer in France vs Australia to round off the action.

You can follow that game live here!

As for Mexico and Poland, they face Argentina and Saudi Arabia on the weekend, respectively.

Recap the action from Doha with our report!


How will Lewandowski bounce back after that?

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Still zero World Cup goals for the Barcelona striker...

Ochoa - a verified World Cup legend

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The moment of the match

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Full time!

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Mexico and Poland draw 0-0 in Doha with Guillermo Ochoa the hero, denying Robert Lewandowski from the penalty spot.

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90+5 mins: Good work from Milik brings the ball out and Krychowiak decides to have a go from 25 yards... high and wide.

Perhaps better options available to him, there.

Straight up the other and and Antuna also ignores his striker to roll a gentle shot straight at the keeper.

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90+4 mins: No great rally from either team yet as Poland launch a long free-kick into the final third, and concede a throw-in.

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90 mins: Seven minutes added on...

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89 mins: Lozano’s latest escapade ends in a ball crashing into Glik’s head, prompting an injury stoppage.

A clean sheet is so close for the veteran defender on his 100th cap...

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87 mins: Lovely stuff from Lozano to beat a man and play a nice one-two with Jimenez into the box.

Cash is there though, and wins a foul off the Napoli winger.

Poland bring Zielinski off for Milik, adding some extra meat up front for the final minutes.

Mexico substitution

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84 mins: Vega’s night is finished, Antuna of Cruz Azul coming on to end a very busy night for the bustling winger.


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82 mins: A Polish corner is flicked to the far post but cannot be bundled home.

Forward come Mexico and Jimenez fumbles his run into the box up against Cash.

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80 mins: Not for the first time tonight, Vega attempts a magnificent finish but his piledriver volley from 30 yards flies off target.

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78 mins: All getting a bit scrappy now as Lozano has another boot land painfully on his ankle, this time from Bereszysnki.

Not a huge amount of momentum for either side to push for a winner.

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76 mins: Frankowski booked for leaving a couple of studs on Lozano’s shin in a desperate lunge for the ball. Zero complaints.


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74 mins: Lovely touch from Lewandowski round the corner and Kaminski hits the deck as the ball comes in, and is cleared for a corner.

Nothing doing from VAR.

Mexico substitutions

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71 mins: Martin’s last moment of the match is to fail in winning a foul of Kiwior.

The striker is off for Jimenez, the Wolves striker’s long-awaited return to action. Herrera is replaced by Rodriguez as well.

Poland swap Szymanski off for Frankowski.

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69 mins: Kyrochowiak feels it after clashing into his own man when successfully defending a free-kick.

Here’s a stat: Poland have missed each of their last three World Cup penalties - 1978, 2002 and 2022. Doesn’t look good for 2038, does it?

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67 mins: Mexico storming all over the Eagles now and Vega launches a rather hopeful effort from outside the box high into the stand.


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64 mins: A little flick header draws Szczesny into action and it’s a comfortable parry clear.

Watch the penalty back...

Nizaar Kinsella at Stadium 974

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The crowd are chanting 'ole, ole, ole, Memo, Memo, Memo'. It's the chant for 37-year-old goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

He is already a Mexican legend playing in his fifth World Cup, notably putting in a stunning performance against Brazil in 2014, but he has just added to that legacy saving from Robert Lewandowski.

Bravo Memo.

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17:19 , Marc Mayo

60 mins: Mexico now on the attack, playing with fresh energy and even demanding their own penalty.

A yellow card is flashed to an assistant of Mexico’s Martino in the dugout - this game has gone beserk. About time!


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57 mins: A bit of a wait to move the ball closer the centre of the spot... and he MISSES!

Ocha the hero for Mexico and their fans go WILD!


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56 mins: IT’S GIVEN!

Moreno booked for perhaps fouling Lewandowski first there, even if there was a bit of to-ing and fro-ing in that one. Maybe a bit harsh.

It’ll be Lewandowski...

To the screen!

17:13 , Marc Mayo

55 mins: Moreno did have a handful of Lewandowski’s shirt...


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54 mins: Some rare high pressing from Poland wins the ball high up the pitch and Lewandowski almost bundles his way to goal.

A good, old-fashioned grapple between him and Moreno is being checked by VAR for a penalty after Ochoa flew in to clear.

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52 mins: No surprise to see a player resort to pumping a shot at goal from long range and Lozano fires a good hit into the chest of Szczesny from 30 yards after a Mexico corner.


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50 mins: Zielinski stands over a dead ball from 45 yards out and slings in what initially looks like a decent ball, only for it to bounce in the six-yard box and out of play - well clear of any attackers.

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47 mins: That means a 4-3-3 approach for the Poles in the second half, matching up with Mexico and forcing their wingers a bit higher.

Bereszynski has moved to the left of defence, Cash on the right.

Kick off!

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A change for Poland as Zalewski comes off for Bielik, reinforcing the centre of midfield.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stadium 974

17:03 , Marc Mayo

Mexico dominated every aspect of that match from the atmosphere to possession on the pitch.

Robert Lewandowski has been anonymous and the form book turned on its head over the first 45 minutes.

El Tri came into this match with negative thoughts about their young squad's ability to get out of the group, but especially after Argentina's loss, there might be new found belief.

Group C highlights

17:01 , Marc Mayo

What Argentina’s defeat to Saudi Arabia means for this game naturally remains to be seen.

It has certainly shaken Group C up with potentially tonight’s loser staring an early exit in the face.

Micah Richards’ glowing review

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Hard to argue with that?

Nizaar Kinsella at Stadium 974

16:49 , Marc Mayo

Awarding just two minutes of added time in a tournament of double digits added time is a sign of respect to the fans to relieve them from this tepid affair.

Half time! Mexico 0-0 Poland

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El Tri the better team at the break.


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45 mins: El Tri want a foul as Lozano hits the deck on the edge of the box, they play on with Sanchez pumping an optimistic shot at the near post that very nearly catches Szczesny out.

Two minutes added on.

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44 mins: All the threat is coming from the Mexican flanks as Sanchez sends a ball in that has Szczesny panicking a little.

They just lack that central presence - will we see Jimenez in the second half?

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42 mins: We’ve had a lot of injury time at this World Cup, it feels unlikely we’ll be put through much more of this one when the initial 45 is up.

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39 mins: It’s certainly Mexico with the intent as Chavez whips a ball in that Lozano takes upon himself.

A fine, low delivery is sent behind for a corner.

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37 mins: This is slightly turning into that Mexico game on The Simpsons.

Holds it... HOLDS IT!

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33 mins: Just the three shots in total over this first 33 minutes, two for Mexico and one for Poland. None were on target.

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30 mins: A first, and rather harsh, booking of the game for Mexico’s Sanchez.

That gives Poland the chance to load the box and Moreno clears well.


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28 mins: Poland somehow survive as Gallardo gets around Szczesny on the overlap.

In come the defenders though and they just get it clear with the goal gaping - even winning a goal kick.


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26 mins: Strong play from Herrera down the right to force a cross at the second attempt...

In comes Vega with a good connection but his header bounces a couple of inches wide as Szczesny leaps across goal!

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It had to happen...

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23 mins: Optimistic pleas from Lewandowski for a foul in the D after Poland pounce on some sloppy Mexico play.

A quick ball into the striker evaded him and the defender as he hit the deck, no dice says Australian referee Chris Beath.

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21 mins: Poland take their first chance to enjoy a calming spell on the ball - they’ve had just 37 per cent of it so far - yet it goes nowhere.

More boos from the Mexican fans whenever they take more than a few moments in possession.

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16 mins: Not quite nervy but certainly not had the fireworks in this one yet, Mexico perhaps just edging it.

Case in point: Zalewski steals the ball off Sanchez to start a counter but his overcooked pass to Lewandowski is too hot to handle.


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13 mins: A looping ball in from the left ends up on Moreno’s head as he wins a good aerial duel, but the defender is just underneath it and the header bounces over.

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11 mins: We’re back underway, Poland setting up in a 3-4-3 that they are more used to than the 4-2-3-1 the line-up appeared to suggest.

Bereszynski, typically a right-back, has shuffled over to central defence with Cash and Zalewski the wing-backs.

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8 mins: Lots of interest for both teams on the counter as Lewandowski releases Kaminski, but the defender gets back in time to divert his opening for a corner.

Lewandowski’s header deflects wide before El Tri repel another delivery.

The fourth corner is cleared and a clash of heads brings about a stoppage.


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6 mins: Lozano steals the ball high up and pings a great cross towards Vega, who just can’t get his body aligned to make a proper contact with the ball at the back stick.

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5 mins: Boos for Lewandowski as he gets on the ball - a compliment if anything as they wouldn’t do that if he was bad!

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2 mins: A fairly high number of empty, blue seats around the ground for a World Cup game.

Not many neutrals in the ground here given the amount of green and white/red in the stands!

Early move forward from Mexico sees Tata Martino’s side settle into a long spell of possession.


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It’s the third game of day three at the World Cup!

Mexico vs Poland gets underway at Stadium 974...

Lots of Polska scarves held to the sky

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A really good showing of Polish fans out in Qatar, even if drowned out by their Mexican counterparts.

Still, a respectful airing of their anthem that the players belt out before the handshakes and final ceremonies ahead of kick-off.

Time for the national anthems...

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Mexico up first and Himno Nacional Mexicano gets perhaps the loudest airing of any anthem we’ve heard in Qatar so far.

Here come the players!

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Mexico vs Poland coming up!

World Cup history

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Twice finishing third at the World Cup, in 1974 and 1982, the Poles have not made it out of the group stage since 1986.

Mexico are also on a 36-year wait, in their case to reach the quarter-finals.

In seven straight tournaments they have qualified for the knockouts... and lost in the last-16.

Poland boss previews the game

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Czeslaw Michniewicz is excited for his country getting their World Cup underway today.

He told TVP Sport: “This is a special day for all of us. We know what the interest is and what responsibility lies with us. We are prepared. We believe that everything is okay.

“We are prepared for every tactical variation. We would like it to be a balanced match, so that there is not a big disproportion in possession of the ball.

“The way Mexico plays will not change. A lot of individual actions, a lot of cross passes, high pressing.”

These fans are something else

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So much appreciation for the effort levels of the supporters out and about for Mexico vs Poland.

The warm-ups are underway!

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Approaching kick-off in just over half an hour now with Nizaar Kinsella ready and waiting...

Match odds

15:23 , Marc Mayo

Mexico: 6/4

Draw: 2/1

Poland: 11/5

Odds provided by OLBG

Get to know El Tri

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Mexico come to the World Cup with a manager in the last chance saloon as his unpopular conservative approach gets tested at the highest level.

Check out our pre-tournament guide to the North Americans!

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All over in the second game of the day

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Denmark are denied a late penalty as the pre-tournament dark horses settle for a stalemate point against Tunisia.

Next up, game three of four... Mexico vs Poland!

Raul Jimenez not fit to start

15:11 , Marc Mayo

That is the headline news for El Tri, who go with Henry Martin up top.

The Club America striker is flanked by Hirving Lozano and Alexis Vega.

And it is a typically bombastic midfield that stars Edson Alvarez and Hector Herrera.

Poland go with a 4-2-3-1

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No three at the back for the Poles, which leaves Jan Bednarek on the bench.

Aston Villa teammate Matty Cash gets a start, potentially at left-back.

Robert Lewandowski leads the line and a strong bench of attacking options features Arkadiusz Milik and Krzysztof Piatek.

How Mexico line up

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Mexico XI: Ochoa; Sanchez, Moreno, Montes, Jesus Gallardo; Alvarez, Herrera, Chavez; Lozano, Martin, Vega.

How Poland line up...

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Poland XI: Szczesny; Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Berezynski; Kaminski, Krychowiak; Szymanski, Zielinski, Zalewski; Lewandowski.

Get to know Poland

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From a massive talent up front to an up-and-coming wing-back making his way in Serie A...

Check out our pre-tournament guide of the Eagles!

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So much colour around the ground today

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Team news coming up in 15 minutes...


Atmosphere is building

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Lots of Mexico fans and a decent showing on Polish on the edge of the Qatari capital.

The first reusable World Cup stadium?

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There are even plans to dismantle Stadium 974 after this World Cup, then send the recycled shipping containers to Maldonado in Uruguay to host matches in 2030 - should the South Americans win their bid to host the tournament.

Brazil, France and Portugal will all play here before its final contest in the last 16.

Today’s location

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Stadium 974 is made up of, you guessed it, 974 shipping containers to make it arguably the most unique venue at this World Cup.

That number is also the international dialling code for Qatar, don’t you know!

It sits on the seafront of Ras Abu Aboud in Doha, holds 40,000 and was designed by Spanish architects Fenwick Iribarren.

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Mexico defend Raul Jimenez inclusion

14:22 , Marc Mayo

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez will be the one to watch when the Mexico line-up comes out.

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has detailed his teammate’s determination to succeed at the World Cup amid questions over his fitness.

He said: “I see Raul’s ambition, hunger and desire to play, to be on the field, to contribute and help the team. The desire to play football again after what happened to his head [the clash with David Luiz in 2020] is an example for everyone.

“It has to be a motivation, an example of life. I’ve seen him doing very well in training, I’ve seen him working on extra things.”

Nizaar Kinsella is in position

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Our man at the ground is at Stadium 974 ahead of kick-off, he’ll be delivering expert analysis throughout the match with Marc Mayo on the play-by-play calls.

Head-to-head record

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The Poles are winless in five meetings, with their last victory coming at the 1978 World Cup.

Mexico wins: 3

Draws: 2

Poland wins: 3

Team news out soon!

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Here’s how we reckon the teams will line up...

Predicted Mexico XI: Ochoa; Sanchez, Montes, Moreno, Gallardo; Alvarez, Herrera, Guardado; Lozano, Martin, Vega.

Predicted Poland XI: Szczesny; Bendarek, Glik, Kiwior; Frankowski, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Szymanski, Zalewski; Milik, Lewandowski.

Score prediction

13:56 , Alex Young

A very hard game to predict, but the likes of Piotr Zielinski do offer Poland a midfield creativity lacking in the Mexico side.

Will be a tight one, and we’re backing the Europeans to edge it.

Poland to win 1-0.

Poland in perfect shape

13:47 , Alex Young

Poland are in as good a shape as they could wish as they kick off their World Cup campaign with no injuries.

At 34, this tournament is likely to be Lewandowski's last and he'll be keen to sign off with the Golden Boot. He will start today, four years on from failing to score at the last World Cup but after scoring nine times during qualifying.

Poland, ranked No26 in the world, didn't even make the 2010 or 2014 World Cups and the team hasn't advanced to the knockout round since 1986.

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Mexico hopeful over Jimenez

13:39 , Alex Young

Mexico’s build-up to the tournament has been beset by uncertainty and injuries. Wolves striker Raul Jimenez is in the squad and has been struggling with a calf injury, but did come off the bench in a 2-1 loss to Sweden last week in his first appearance, for club or country, since August.

Sevilla forward Jesus Corona has already been ruled out of the tournament with a fractured fibula.

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Where to watch

13:31 , Alex Young

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BBC One.

Live stream: The BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website (both free with a subscription) will offer live streams.


11:25 , Alex Young

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Mexico’s World Cup clash with Poland.

Kick-off inside Stadium 974 is at 4pm GMT, and we have correspondent Nizaar Kinsella in position for us today.

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