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Argentina, Germany, and Croatia win in FIFA World Cup warm-up; Mexico lose

Argentina, Germany, and Croatia win in FIFA World Cup warm-up; Mexico lose

Lionel Messi covered the entire game in Argentina’s final World Cup warm-up against the United Arab Emirates as they won 5-0, and the favorites extended their unbeaten streak to 36 games before the game.

Messi scored his team’s fourth goal just before half-time after tricking Julián Alvarez to open the scoring in the 17th minute. In the meanwhile, Angel di Maria scored two goals.

Argentina’s national team coach Lionel Scaroni made four adjustments at half-time, but didn’t let the star rest and let Messi run the full 90 minutes.

Messi has now scored his 10th goal in his last five matches for the national side, taking him to 91 goals overall. Inter Milan’s lead Joaquin Correa scored the visitors’ fifth goal of the hour.

Argentina will start its World Cup campaign against Saudi Arabia on November 22. The two teams are fixtured in Group C along with Mexico and Poland.

“We are confident,” said midfielder Rodrigo De Paul. “But for many, it will be their first World Cup, so the first game is very important.”

Fullkrug saves Germany

Niclas Fullkrug scored on his debut in the national team as the four-time world champions took over Oman in Muscat 1–0. This removed a convincing performance from Germany, which looked weak and error-prone in defense.

However, the introduction of Fullkrug in the second half brought a whole new dimension of attack that hadn’t sparked in the first half.

Youssoufa Moukoko scored in Germany’s debut just before the break which was deemed interrupted due to a guest purchase in the first half.

Moukoko, the-17-year-old, was Germany’s youngest debutant since Uwe Seeler, who was younger by 16 days in 1954.

Moukoko then made method on the break for Füllkrug. The 29-12 months-outdated ahead virtually scored early in the second half solely to be denied by a very good save from the spectacular Ibrahim Al-Mukhaini. Germany Germany remained weak on the again however Oman substitute Muhsen Al-Ghassani someway missed with the aim at his mercy in the 72nd.

The hosts had been to rue the miss when Kai Havertz arrange for Füllkrug to attain what proved the winner in the eightieth.

Germany faces Japan, Spain, and, Costa Rice in Group E.

LEWANDOWSKI LEFT OUT

Robert Lewandowski watched from the bench as Poland edged Chile 1-0 in a bruising encounter due to a late aim from Krzysztof Piatek in Warsaw.

Lewandowski did not play however will possibly begin Poland’s match-opening sport in opposition to Mexico on Nov. 22.

Mexico misplaced their ultimate heat-up sport 2-1 to Sweden in Girona, Spain.

CROATIA BEAT SAUDI ARABIA

Andrej Kramaric’s late aim was sufficient for Croatia to beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Riyadh.

Croatia star Luka Modric performed solely the final 25 minutes, sufficient to arrange Kramaric for the winner in the 82nd. Kramaric nonetheless needed to elude 5 Saudi defenders earlier than scoring his twentieth worldwide aim contained in the far submission.

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic started with an unfamiliar lineup and step by step introduced his established gamers. Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic, Hoffenheim ahead Kramaric, Tottenham midfielder Ivan Perišic and Real Madrid’s Modric all got here on in the second half.

Croatia is placed in Group F together with Belgium, Canada, and Morocco.

Coming to the FIFA World Cup 2022, the tournament will begin on Sunday 20 November in Qatar. The host nation (Qatar) will take on Ecuador at AI Bayt Stadium in the opening match of the tournament, while The Final will take place on December 18 (Sunday) at the Lusail Stadium.

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