Poland vs Argentina LIVE: World Cup 2022 result, final score and reaction as both teams reach last 16

Argentina and Poland turned in very different performances against one another on Wednesday, but the outcome was similar for each – even if the result wasn’t.

Argentina impressed in securing a 2-0 win against Poland and qualifying top of Group C, while the beaten side snuck into the last 16 in second place due to having a better goal difference than Mexico – who beat Saudi Arabia 2-1. For a long spell towards the end of both games, Poland looked set to squirm into the knockout rounds due to having received fewer yellow cards than Mexico, with both teams even on points, goal difference and number of goals scored.

That was the case after Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez put Argentina 2-0 up against the Poles, while Mexico moved into a 2-0 lead over Saudi Arabia. But a late Saudi goal – coming after the final whistle in the Poles’ clash with Argentina – ensured Poland advanced by a slightly more significant margin. And this is to say nothing of Lionel Messi’s missed penalty, as he was denied from 12 yards by Wojciech Szczęsny, the Polish goalkeeper deemed to have fouled the Argentina captain in a controversial moment at 0-0.

Relive all the action with our live blog below.

Poland vs Argentina LIVE

  • Argentina beat Poland 2-0 to top Group C, as Poles sneak through in second place

  • Poland qualify for last 16 ahead of Mexico due to goal difference

  • 92’ - GOAL-LINE CLEARANCE! Tagliafico’s chipped effort is headed off the line (POL 0-2 ARG)

  • 67’ - GOAL! Alvarez picks out top corner to double Argentine lead (POL 0-2 ARG)

  • 46’ GOAL! Mac Allister controls low shot well to find bottom corner (POL 0-1 ARG)

  • 39’ - PENALTY MISS! Messi spot-kick saved well by Szczesny (POL 0-0 ARG)

  • 38’ - PENALTY! Controversial call after Szczesny glove grazes Messi’s face (POL 0-0 ARG)

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-2 Argentina

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Finally, here is Mark Critchley with some analysis on Poland vs Argentina from Qatar:

Messi’s World Cup dream remains alive, but this time thanks to the next generation

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-2 Argentina

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Meanwhile, Luke Baker has you covered with a match report from Mexico’s 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia:

Mexico finally join World Cup party but suffer heartbreak despite Saudi Arabia win

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-2 Argentina

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And here is Karl Matchett, providing player ratings from Poland vs Argentina:

Poland vs Argentina player ratings: Alvarez fires his way into Scaloni’s line-up

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Here is Miguel Delaney, in Qatar, with the match report:

Lionel Messi and Argentina overcome Poland’s anti-football as both sides advance

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-2 Argentina

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It’s all over! Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico!

That result, coupled with Poland 0-2 Argentina, means:

Argentina go through as Group C winners, while Poland sneak through in second place due to having a better goal difference than Mexico.

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To be fair, if Mexico score again they will restore their even goal difference with Poland BUT go through on goals scored!

This is wild.

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GOAL! BUT TO WHOM???

...

It’s Saudi Arabia!

They have surely ruined Mexico’s chances of sneaking through!

Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico in added time!

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Full time: Argentina go through as group winners!

Poland will go through in second as long as Mexico don’t score against Saudi Arabia again!

Stay right here, we’ll provide updates from that one, too...

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92 mins: GOAL-LINE CLEARANCE!

Tagliafico is slipped through on goal and chips Szczesny, but his shot is headed off the line!!!!

Poland are hanging on by the skin of their teeth.

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90 mins: Six minutes of added time.

Can Poland hang on?

It’s all Argentina.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-2 Argentina

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90 mins: Mexico just had a goal (correctly) ruled out for offside against Saudi Arabia.

That would have sent Poland out.

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89 mins: This really is an extraordinary situation. Don’t go anywhere.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-2 Argentina

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86 mins: OH, WOW!

Kiwior passes the ball back towards goal from Poland’s left side, but it’s straight into the path of Lautaro Martinez!

He storms towards the Poland goal but drags a shot low and wide!! He has to at least hit the target!

Poland could have been OUT then and there!

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83 mins: Mac Allister is replaced by Thiago Almada for Argentina.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-2 Argentina

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What are the group tiebreakers at the World Cup?

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-2 Argentina

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82 mins: Get this... If Poland equal Mexico’s yellow-card count, Fifa will DRAW LOTS to see who goes through to the last 16...

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-2 Argentina

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81 mins: Krzysztof Piatek and Artur Jedrzejczyk are on for Poland, with Zielinski and Bereszynski off.

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80 mins: Another Argentina change, as Alvarez makes way for Lautaro Martinez.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-2 Argentina

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78 mins: Krychowiak picks up a yellow card for Poland...

They now have five to Mexico’s seven...

It’s getting nervy...

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74 mins: Chances for Argentina!

Somehow Messi misses when he should score, and now Alvarez fires a shot high into the side-netting from a promising position!

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-2 Argentina

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72 mins: With Poland losing this game 2-0 and Mexico beating Saudi Arabia 2-0, here’s the deal...

Poland and Mexico are on the same points, the same goal difference, and the same number of goals scored.

Poland are going through with FEWER YELLOW CARDS *as things stand*.

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69 mins: From around the edge of the Poland box, Alvarez curls a fine effort into the top corner with his right foot!

A lovely finish from the Manchester City striker.

World Cup 2022: GOAL! Poland 0-2 Argentina (Alvarez, 67)

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67 mins: GOAL TO ARGENTINA! THEY DOUBLE THEIR LEAD THROUGH ALVAREZ!

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-1 Argentina

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64 mins: Messi takes a short corner, before his teammates work it across to the right, then back again.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-1 Argentina

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63 mins: Another Poland change, as Bielik makes way for Damian Szymanski.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-1 Argentina

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61 mins: Meanwhile, Poland take off Frankowski and Swiderski, bringing on Jakub Kaminski and Michal Skoras.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-1 Argentina

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60 mins: Nicolas Tagliafico and Leandro Paredes come on for Argentina, in place of Acuna and Di Maria.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-1 Argentina

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58 mins: The problem Poland have, as well as the sustained pressure they’re under from Argentina, is that if they concede again, Mexico don’t even need to score again to progress at the Poles’ expense...

To put it more simply: If Poland concede again, or if Mexico score again, the Poles are OUT.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-1 Argentina

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55 mins: And another goal in the other Group C game! It’s Mexico again, via a free kick, and they’re closing in on Poland’s goal difference...

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-1 Argentina

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53 mins: Messi goes on a mazy run, getting close and closer to the Poland box then entering it...

But he totally fluffs his shot! A rarity.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-1 Argentina

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51 mins: Meanwhile, Mexico have gone 1-0 up against Saudi Arabia!

As things stand, however, Poland will finish ahead of the Mexicans in second place, due to goal difference.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-1 Argentina

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48 mins: A Poland free kick is swung in from a decent position on their right flank, and it’s headed just wide!

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-1 Argentina

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World Cup 2022: Poland 0-1 Argentina

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47 mins: A low cross is fizzed into the feet of Mac Allister from Argentina’s right wing, and he strikes it towards goal first time...

His right-footed effort is a little slow, but he’s done well to control it, and it’s accurate – rolling into the bottom corner, desperately out of Szczesny’s reach!

World Cup 2022: GOAL! Poland 0-1 Argentina (Mac Allister, 46)

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46 mins: DEADLOCK BROKEN! MAC ALLISTER WITH HIS FIRST GOAL FOR ARGENTINA!

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-0 Argentina

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46 mins: Back under way!

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-0 Argentina

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Half time: Goalless at the break, with Messi winning a controversial penalty but seeing it saved by Szczesny!

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-0 Argentina

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45 mins: That was Szczesny’s second penalty save of this World Cup, with the Poland goalkeeper having kept one out against Saudi Arabia, too.

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44 mins: Argentina have maintained their pressure since that penalty miss.

Three minutes of added time to come.

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39 mins: Messi will take the penalty, of course.

Big stakes.

AND IT’S SAVED! SZCZESNY DENIES MESSI!

It’s struck hard, but the Poland goalkeeper gets across to it really well!

Justice done???

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37 mins: Alvarez gets an opening to shoot from inside the Poland area but on the angle, and Szczesny saves it well.

The ball rolls back to Alvarez, who chips it across goal and to Messi, who’s arriving at the back post...

Messi heads it out for a goal kick, with Szczesny’s glove catching the Argentine in the face miliseconds later.

Hang on, the referee is going to his monitor to check for a penalty around this incident...

HE’S GIVEN IT! No way. No way.

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35 mins: A tricky ball into the Poland box by De Paul is deflected out for yet another Argentina corner.

It’s taken short by Di Maria and soon worked to Fernandez, who is some way out from the Poland area and central...

He shoots but can’t quite get the ball out from under him, and he fires the ball high and wide – but not by too much.

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32 mins: Fernandez with a great interception on the stretch, winning the ball in Poland’s half.

He then moves it forward, before Di Maria again wins Argentina a corner – this one on their right flank.

Di Maria will take it... and he nearly sneaks it in! Szczesny tips it over the bar!

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30 mins: Lots of whistles of frustration from the Poland fans as Frankowski fails to control a lofted pass out to him on the team’s left wing. Argentina have a throw-in.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-0 Argentina

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29 mins: Double-chance for Argentina!

Alvarez sees a shot blocked, then Acuna latches onto the ball out left and flashes an effort across the Poland goal and just wide!

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-0 Argentina

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28 mins: Otamendi with a hard challenge on Frankowski around the halfway line, and the Pole goes down as if injured... but it seems he might have exaggerated matters.

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27 mins: A Poland clearance goes sky high, and Lewandowski bullies the Argentina defence to beat them to it with his back to their goal – before controlling it well.

Argentina reinforcements nip the ball off of the striker, however.

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25 mins: De Paul gives the ball away, and Poland look to break! De Paul is then penalised for dragging down his man.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-0 Argentina

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25 mins: Di Maria swaps wings and tries his luck from Argentina’s left. He wins his side a corner, which he takes short, passing it to Messi.

Messi’s chipped ball into the Poland penalty area is headed away, and Argentina will build again.

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22 mins: Cash outruns Otamendi to get on the ball by the byline in Argentina’s half, on Poland’s right side, and the right back then wins his nation a corner.

Zielinski takes it, but Alvarez heads it away. Zielinksi ends up back on the ball some way from the box, and he clips it in.

Poland centre back Glick tries a scorpion kick! He sends the ball high up into the air, though, and Martinez catches it.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-0 Argentina

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21 mins: Poland win a free kick around the halfway line and launch it into the Argentina box, but it’s headed away well by Romero.

World Cup 2022: Poland 0-0 Argentina

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20 mins: Another great ball out to Acuna on Argentina’s left flank, and he opts to head it.

He could nod the ball back across goal or try to squeeze it past Szczesny at the near post, and he tries the latter...

But it’s a weak effort, saved easily.

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17 mins: Messi plays a wonderful diagonal ball out to left back Acuna, who brings it down well and shifts it onto his right foot...

He lets it bounce then slashes at his shot, firing it high and wide of the Poland goal.

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16 mins: Fernandez gives the ball away to Zielinski sloppily, but the Pole then does the same.

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14 mins: Lewandowski gets on the ball a couple of times in the final third, but he’s out wide on Poland’s right wing – not where his team want or need him, really.

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World Cup 2022: Poland 0-0 Argentina

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12 mins: Messi is on the ball, just outside the Poland penalty area, and Cash forces him wider and wider to Argentina’s left flank.

Messi is still getting closer to goal, though, just at an increasingly awkward angle... and he powers a shot at Szczesny’s near post!

Firm parry from the goalkeeper, and the ball goes out for an Argentina corner.

Poland deal with it well. Good pressure from Argentina at the moment, though.

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10 mins: Mac Allister knicks the ball off his man in the Poland half, before slipping it to Messi.

Great footwork from the Argentina captain, who supplies Di Maria. A cute turn from him, before he smashes the ball goalwards from just outside the box...

But it hits Messi in the back!

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8 mins: Messi with a niggling challenge just outside the Poland box, and he wins the ball, before shifting it onto his right foot...

He doesn’t have a lot of space to work with, and his strike is a bit weak, bobbling into Szczesny’s gloves.

It was from around that spot that Messi scored against Mexico...

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7 mins: Argentina win the ball in the Poland half and then move it around nicely.

They work it out right then try to switch play, but the pass is intercepted!

Poland break, but their attack quickly fizzles out and Argentina will come again.

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5 mins: Lewansdowski cuts the ball back for Bielik just inside the Argentina box, but the midfielder awkwardly strikes it off target.

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3 mins: Di Maria wins Argentina a corner on their right flank, and Messi takes it. It’s headed back to the captain, who then plays in De Paul in the Poland box.

De Paul clips a cross to the back post, where Otamendi heads the ball wide of the goal.

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1 min: A reminder: Neither Poland nor Argentina has yet booked their spot in the last 16, but a win for either would secure them a place in the knockout stages. A draw would also send both of these teams through if Saudi Arabia draw with Mexico.

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KICK-OFF! Lots on the line....

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Kick-off is moments away.

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The Argentines are now belting out their anthem.

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A passionate rendition of the Polish national anthem, this.

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Both teams make their way through the tunnel and onto the pitch.

Big game ahead.

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Some breaking news here:

England defender Ben White has returned home from the World Cup after deciding to leave the tournament for “personal reasons”.

White did not play in any of England’s three group games and he was ruled unavailable for the final match against Wales on Tuesday night.

An FA statement read: “Ben White has left England’s training base in Al Wakrah and returned home for personal reasons. The Arsenal defender is not expected to return to the squad for the remainder of the tournament. We ask that the player’s privacy is respected at this moment in time.”

More here:

Ben White leaves England’s World Cup squad and returns home for ‘personal reasons’

World Cup 2022: Poland vs Argentina

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T-minus 10 minutes until kick-off!

Are Argentina going through or going home?

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Here’s how Group C looks as things stand:

1. Poland - 4 points - goal difference +2

2. Argentina - 3 points - goal difference +1

3. Saudi Arabia - 3 points - goal difference -1

4. Mexico - 1 point - goal difference -2

The winners of this group will play Australia in the last 16, while the runners-up will play defending champions France.

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Our prediction?

Argentina to make hard work of it but ultimately scrape past Poland for a vital win.

Poland 1-2 Argentina.

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Odds

Poland - 13/2

Argentina - 1/2

Draw - 31/10

Via Betfair.

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Argentina play Poland in both teams’ final Group C game at the World Cup 2022 in Qatar this evening.

Poland enter this match atop Group C on four points, having played out a 0-0 draw with Mexico in their tournament opener, before beating Saudi Arabia 2-0 as Robert Lewandowski scored his first ever World Cup finals goal.

Meanwhile, Argentina began their campaign with a shock 2-1 defeat by the Saudis, before bouncing back with a 2-0 victory over Mexico – with captain Lionel Messi scoring once in each fixture – to put them on three points.

Neither Poland nor Argentina has yet booked their spot in the last 16, but a win for either would secure them a place in the knockout stages. A draw would also send both of these teams through if the Saudis draw with Mexico.

World Cup 2022: Poland vs Argentina

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Argentina XI: Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna; De Paul, Enzo Fernandez, Mac Allister; Messi, Julian Alvarez, Di Maria

Poland XI: Szczesny; Bereszynski, Glik, Kiwior, Cash; Frankowski, Bielik, Krychowiak, Zielinski; Swiderski; Lewandowski

Lionel Messi starts for Argentina against Poland (PA Wire)
Lionel Messi starts for Argentina against Poland (PA Wire)
Robert Lewandowski leads Poland’s frontline against Argentina (AP)
Robert Lewandowski leads Poland’s frontline against Argentina (AP)

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Onto the next game! Poland vs Argentina.

Here are the starting line-ups...

World Cup 2022: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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Here are a few examples from Karl Matchett’s player ratings:

Australia

“Mat Ryan, 8. Two big first half saves were scrappy and unorthodox but ultimately effective. Very calm claiming high balls.

“Harry Souttar, 8. The top Socceroo of the tournament so far, no question. Didn’t need to be as relentlessly powerful as against Tunisia but still made a few big challenges.”

Denmark

Andreas Christensen, 6. Had to do so much more for the goal. Didn’t get tight to his man, didn’t close off the angle of the run and didn’t block the shot. Good in possession and in the air but given the minimal amount needed in defence the rest of the game, this was the big one he needed to get right.

“Christian Eriksen, 5. Really quiet. Poor set-piece delivery for much of the game, never really had much in the way of chances to shoot and didn’t really get too many glimpses of his passing quality in the final third either.”

More here:

Australia vs Denmark player ratings: Souttar stars as Socceroos rewrite history

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“There may have been bigger shocks at this World Cup but Australia became the first underdog to strike a knockout blow against one of the favourites. Ranked 10th in the world, Denmark contrived to finish fourth in a group containing the Socceroos and Tunisia. The side who led in the Euro 2020 semi-final were never in front in this World Cup and go out embarrassingly early, with one point and one goal to show for their trip to Qatar.

“Yet if they are underachievers, Australia’s endearing overachievers advance fair and square. They came to Qatar as one of the least fancied teams and a country with just two World Cup wins to their name.

“They have doubled that tally in their last two games and progress level on points with France. That may sound surreal but this was one of the great days in their footballing history. They earned their place in the World Cup in Doha, beating Peru in a play-off, and now they have still more fond memories of Qatar.”

Match report by Richard Jolly in Qatar:

Leckie solo goal sees Australia beat dismal Denmark to reach round of 16

World Cup 2022: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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World Cup 2022: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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World Cup 2022: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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World Cup 2022: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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World Cup 2022: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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Meanwhile, France’s 98th-minute equaliser against Tunisia has been ruled out by VAR – about three minutes after Griezmann’s goal!!

Tunisia get their 1-0 win!

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World Cup 2022: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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What scenes here. Australia are into the knockout rounds of the Qatar World Cup!

World Cup 2022: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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And in the dying moments, Griezmann equalises against Tunisia!

World Cup 2022: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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Full time: AUSTRALIA WIN IT! THEY’RE INTO THE LAST 16! DENMARK, AND TUNISIA, ARE OUT!

World Cup 2022: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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90+6 mins: Denmark are through in the Australia box. A mix-up between defender and keeper sees Ryan slash the ball out for a corner!!

Up comes Schmeichel again...

The corner reaches Cornelius at the back post, but his header hits the roof of the net!!

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90+5 mins: The pattern at the moment is: Schmeichel boots it diagonally out to Cornelius on the corner of the Aussie box; the forward holds it up well, but Australia soon clear.

Denmark have a corner now, though...

Schmeichel is up for this one... but Ryan claims it with ease! Schmeichel retreats, but Ryan is in no rush to move the ball.

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90+2 mins: The Australia box is under siege now!

World Cup 2022: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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90 mins: Andersen, from the right wing, loops a cross into the Australia box, where Degenek does really well to win a foul!

Australia have a free kick inside their own area. They pump it long.

Six minutes of added time!

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88 mins: Great tackle!!

Denmark carve an opening in the Aussie box, but Souttar slides in to halt the attack for a moment...

The ball rolls to Bah, though... but he skews his shot well wide!

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87 mins: Australia come under pressure again.

World Cup 2022: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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85 mins: Five minutes plus added time for Australia to hang on!

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