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FIFA World Cup 2022 Day 7 Highlights: Messi keeps Argentina alive, France first team to qualify for knockouts and Lewandowski breaks WC duck

FIFA World Cup 2022 Day 7 Highlights: Messi keeps Argentina alive, France first team to qualify for knockouts and Lewandowski breaks WC duck

FIFA World Cup 2022 Day 7 Highlights: Messi keeps Argentina alive, France first team to qualify for knockouts and Lewandowski breaks WC duck
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Day 7 Highlights: Lionel Messi scored as Argentina grabbed a 2-0 victory over Mexico to keep their hopes of making the knockouts alive. France became the first team to qualify for the Round of 16 courtesy of a Kylian Mbappe brace to seal a 2-1 win over Denmark in Group D. Robert Lewandowski scored his first-ever World Cup goal as Poland moved to the top of Group C with a 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia and Australia moved to second spot in Group D with a 1-0 win against Tunisia.

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Well that's it from us today but join us again tomorrow as we have another packed day with four back-to-back matches lined up for you! We'll leave you with a reminder of all the action lying in store tomorrow. Till then it's goodbye and goodnight!  

3:30 PM IST - Japan vs Costa Rica (Group E) - Click here for all you need to know

6:30 PM IST - Belgium vs Morocco (Group F) - Click here for all you need to know

9:30 PM IST - Croatia vs Canada (Group F) - Click here for all you need to know

12:30 AM IST - Spain vs Germany (Group E) - Click here for all you need to know

Nov 27, 2022 3:00 AM

That stike from Messi also sees him move up to third place in the race for the Golden Boot at the World Cup 2022. 

Check out the Top Five scorers at Qatar 2022 here

Nov 27, 2022 2:46 AM

How things stand in Group C?

That victory means Argentina live to see another day as they move up to second spot in Group C. Mexico move down to bottom spot and now need to beat Saudi Arabia in their final game while also hoping that Poland beat Argentina for them to progress. 

Check out the Full FIFA World Cup 2022 Table here

Nov 27, 2022 2:40 AM

FULL TIME! Argentina 2-0 Mexico

That's it then as the Referee blows the full time whistle. Argentina survive thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez. Messi scored with a pinpoint strike from outside the area while Fernandez curled in a beauty to put the result beyond doubt. Argentina now go into their final game with their hopes of making the knockout rounds still alive as they escape an early elimination. 

Nov 27, 2022 2:32 AM
Nov 27, 2022 2:24 AM

SIX minutes of Added Time! Can Argentina hold on to this two-goal lead now? 

Nov 27, 2022 2:22 AM

That was a sublime strike by Fernandez and it makes the remainder of this game so much more comfortable now for Argentina! 

Nov 27, 2022 2:21 AM

GOALLLLL!!!! Argentina 2-0 Mexico (Enzo Fernandez, 88)

WHAT A STRIKE!!! Argentina work a corner short and it's played into the feet of Fernandez who skips into the area, cuts inside and then curls it beautifully into the corner past a diving Ochoa! 

Nov 27, 2022 2:19 AM

85' Min: Argentina 1-0 Mexico

Mexico load the penalty box but once again the cross is cleared away and falls to Messi who in turn finds De Paul. The midfielder is running out of gas though and is hacked down as the ball escapes for an Argentina throw-in. 

Nov 27, 2022 2:17 AM

82' Min: Argentina 1-0 Mexico

Mexico win a free-kick on the left which is cleared away initially by Argentina. Moreno tries to head it back into the crowded penatly area but this time Emi Martinez comes forward to collect. 

Nov 27, 2022 2:13 AM

How important could this goal prove for Argentina! 

Nov 27, 2022 2:09 AM

77' Min: Argentina 1-0 Mexico

ALMOST! Alvarez drives to the byline and cuts it back into the middle for Messi who has it stolen off his toes by the Mexican defence. 

Nov 27, 2022 2:08 AM

75' Min: Argentina 1-0 Mexico

Argentina are looking to go for the kill as they chase the second goal! Mexico meanwhile are commiting men forward which is leaving open gaps for the Argentina forwards to exploit. 

Nov 27, 2022 2:07 AM

73' Min - Substitution! Mexico make another change up front a Lozano makes way for Alvarado.

Nov 27, 2022 2:05 AM

69' Min - Substitutions! Double change for Argentina as well now as Cristian Romero and Ezequiel Palacios replace Alexis Mac Allister and Angel Di Maria

Nov 27, 2022 2:01 AM

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