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"Matches of the Day - 26 November"

By cy.Reporter, 26 November, 2022

Tunisia-Australia, fourth group, second matchday, stadium: "Al Janoub", 12:00, referee: Daniel Zibert, RIK


Tunisia: Wants victory

After the convincing performance against Denmark and the draw, Tunisia need a win against Australia in order to increase their chances of qualification, as they will face France in the final matchday. In terms of competition, all the players on the squad are available for today's match.


Australia: Put the loss to France behind them

Australia may have had the perfect start to the match against France, but the 4-1 final left them bottom of the group. Thus, the match against Tunisia is a first class opportunity to get the first positive result and ideally the victory. In terms of competition, the experienced midfielder Hrustic is ready and is expected to be in the starting line-up. Instead, the injured Atkinson was left out.


Tunisia: 4-2-3-1: Goal: Damen, Defenders: Dreger, Talbi, Meria, Abdi, Midfielders: Laidouni, Skiri, Winger: Slimani, Sliti, Emsakni, Forward: Djebali

Australia: 4-1-4-1: Goal: Ryan, Defenders: Karacic, Rawls, Shooter, Behic, Midfielder: Mooy, Winger: Boyle, Irvine, Hrustic, Goodgin, Forward: Duke


MATCH STATISTICS

· There have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored in three of Tunisia's five games

· Only one of the two teams has scored in four of Tunisia's last five games

· There have been over 2.5 goals scored in two of Australia's last five games.


Poland-Saudi Arabia, third group, second matchday, stadium: "University", 15:00, referee: Wilton Sabaio, RIK


Poland: Victory to hope for

Poland missed an important chance to get three important points that would have given them victory and made them one of the favorites to qualify with Lewandowski's missed penalty. That's how he wants the victory against Saudi Arabia in order to reach the three points. In terms of competition, Milik is expected to be in the starting lineup in which no significant changes are expected


Saudi Arabia: To continue as it began

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the tournament so far. The victory over Argentina has brought them to the top of the group and essentially with a victory today they will "lock" qualification to the next phase. It remains to be seen whether he will continue at this level, while in competitive matters out is full-back Yasser Al Shahrani who had a clash with the goalkeeper.


Poland: 3-5-2: Goal: Szézny, Defenders: Bednarek, Glik, Kivior, Midfielders: Cass, Zielinski, Krychowiak, Szymanski, Zalewski, Forwards: Lewandowski, Milik

Saudi Arabia 4-2-3-1: Goal: Al-Owais, Defenders: Abdul Hamid, Tabakti, Alboulayhi, Al Buraik, Midfielders: Kanu, Al-Malki, Winger: Al Dawsari, Al Abid, Al-Buraikan, Striker: Al Sehri


MATCH STATISTICS

· There have been fewer than 1.5 goals scored in four of Poland's last five matches.

· There have been under 2.5 goals scored in four of Saudi Arabia's last five matches

· Both teams have scored in one of Saudi Arabia's last five matches.


France-Denmark, fourth group, second matchday, stadium: "974", referee: "Simon Marciniak", 18:00, RIK


France: To make two in two

France wants to secure qualification against Denmark, as after the victory over Australia, if France also beats Denmark, then it will essentially be in the next phase of the World Cup. In terms of competition, the "tricolors" are one of the most unlucky teams in the World Cup, as after Benzema, Hernandez was injured and will miss the rest of the tournament with a diagnosis of a cruciate ligament tear.


Denmark: To get a positive result

After the draw with Tunisia in the opener, Denmark will face France in the most difficult match they will give for the group stage. If he can get a positive result then he will still be in contention for a ticket to qualify for the next phase. On the competitive side, Delaney will miss the rest of the tournament after picking up the injury against Tunisia.


France: 4-2-3-1: Goalkeeper: Joris, Defenders: Pavard, Upamecano, Varane, Hernandez, Midfielders: Tswameni, Rabiot, Wingers: Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud

Denmark: 3-5-2: Goal: Schmeichel, Defenders: Christensen, Kjaer, Andersen, Midfielders: Christensen, Damsgaard, Hoibjerg, Eriksen, Mehle, Forwards: Dolberg, Skoff


MATCH STATISTICS

· In four of France's last five matches, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored

· Both teams have scored in two of France's last five matches

· There have been under 2.5 goals scored in four of Denmark's last five matches


Argentina-Mexico, third group second matchday, stadium: "Lusail", 21:00, referee: Daniele Orsato, RIK


Argentina: To recover from the shock

After the shock of the premiere and the defeat by Saudi Arabia, Argentina is forced to chase the three points against Mexico, in order not to jeopardize the presence of the team in the knockout phase. Argentina are bottom of the group and need a win to bounce back. In terms of competition, Lionel Scaloni is quite likely to make changes to the starting line-up such as Martines being in the defense as well as Montiel and Acuña.


Mexico: Aim for qualification

After the draw against Poland, Mexico need a positive result against Argentina to keep their hopes of qualification alive, so that in the final match against Saudi Arabia they will give everything for victory. In terms of competition, Funes Mori is quite likely to be at the top of the eleven.


Argentina: 4-3-3: Goal: Martinez, defenders: Montiel, Otamendi, Marinez, Acuña, midfielders: De Paul, Paredes, McAllister, forwards: Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Di Maria

Mexico: 4-3-3: Goal: Ochoa, defenders: Sanchez, Montes, Moreno, Gaiardo, midfielders: Chavez, Alvarez, Guardado, forwards: Lozano, Funes Mori, Vega


MATCH STATISTICS

· In four of Argentina's last five matches, only one of the two teams has scored

· There have been more than 2.5 goals scored in three of Mexico's last five matches

· Both teams have scored in two of Mexico's last five meetings

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