NEWS Mexico out of 2022 World Cup on goal difference tiebreaker; Argentina, Poland advance from Group C

Mexico out of 2022 World Cup on goal difference tiebreaker; Argentina, Poland advance from Group C

Now that Groups A and B have been decided, it’s the turn of Groups C and D to decide who will advance to Wednesday’s World Cup knockout round. For Mexico, their 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia was not enough to overcome their goal difference against Poland. Lionel Messi and Argentina beat Robert Lewandowski’s Poland 2-0, meaning Argentina won Group C and Poland finished second for most of the game A fair play decider appeared to be the deciding factor, with Mexico and Poland level on points, goal difference and goals, but a late goal from Saudi Arabia sealed the deal, leaving Mexico behind Poland. Mexico failed to reach the knockout rounds for the first time since 1978. Poland advanced to the round of 16 with a better goal difference.

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Earlier, in Group D, Tunisia beat France 1-0 and Australia beat Denmark 1-0. France, despite losing the game, will advance after winning the group stage, while Australia managed to win and will advance to the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time since 2006 and only the second time in their history. Denmark ended up bottom of the group after a very disappointing game.

Group C standings

Group CCongressmanWorld Digital LibraryGuangdong ProvincePR Department
Argentina (first in group) 3 2-1-0 +3 6
Poland (second in group) 3 1-1-1 0 4
Mexico (eliminated)31-1-1-14
Saudi Arabia (eliminated)31-0-2-23

Group D standings

Group DCongressmanWorld Digital LibraryGuangdong ProvincePR Department
France (first in group) 3 2-0-1 +3 6
Australia (team runner-up) 3 2-0-1 -1 6
Tunisia (eliminated)31-1-104
Denmark (eliminated)30-1-2-21

World Cup scores, results

Wednesday 30 November
Tunisia 1, France 0
Australia 1, Denmark 0
Poland 0 vs Argentina 2
Saudi Arabia 1, Mexico 2

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