Defending champion France have not won their three World Cup group-stage matches since winning their first title in 1998.
Tunisia haven’t even won three matches in their World Cup history, but must beat France on Wednesday to have any chance of advancing to the Round of 16 in Qatar.And Tunisia’s coach Jalel Kadri is feeling the heat.
Australia are looking to spark something special in a country where football often takes a backseat by reaching the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time since 2006.
Forward Mathew Leckie said he hoped the 2022 vintage could produce something similar to that of the golden generation from 16 years ago.
Two of the most intimidating strikers in world football, Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Poland’s Robert Lewandowski, will line up against each other at Stadium 974 on Wednesday with a World Cup last-16 place at stake.
Messi has already come to Argentina’s rescue in Qatar, and might have to do so all over again in a match with so much on the line.
After their stunning win over the Argentines,unfancied Saudi Arabia are firmly in the mix ahead of their game against Mexico on Wednesday.
In their five previous participations, Saudi Arabia have qualified for the Round of 16 only once, at USA 1994.In Qatar, Poland lead Group C on four points, one ahead of Argentina and Saudi Arabia, while Mexico are on one point.
If Saudi Arabia wish to progress, they will have to beat Mexico, regardless of the outcome of the match between Poland and Argentina.