Lusail [Qatar]: Following his facet’s win over Mexico of their do-or-die conflict on the ongoing FIFA World Cup, Argentinian striker Lionel Messi mentioned that “one other World Cup begins” for his nation.
Messi mentioned that Argentina’s win over Mexico retains the nation’s knockout stage hopes alive.
Earlier, Lionel Messi’s excellent long-range strike and Enzo Fernandez’s gorgeous objective guided Argentina to a dominating victory over Mexico 2-0 within the Group C sport on the Lusail Stadium, holding their FIFA World Cup dream alive.
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“As we speak one other World Cup begins for Argentina,” Messi was quoted as saying by Sky Sports activities after the match.
“I inform folks the identical factor, that they proceed to consider. As we speak we did what we needed to do. We had no different selection. We needed to win in order that we depended solely on ourselves.”
“The primary half we didn’t play as we must always and within the second after we calmed down, we began to play the ball higher and after the objective, we went again to being what we’re,” concluded the star striker.
It could not have been a memorable efficiency, however Argentina acquired the win they wanted, beating Mexico 2-0 on the Lusail Stadium to maintain their hopes of qualification alive.
After their stunning 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia, Argentina knew defeat would imply elimination. They laboured as soon as extra till Messi’s Sixty fifth-minute intervention.
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In a tough and tense match, the 35-year-old, doubtless enjoying in his ultimate World Cup, scooped up Angel Di Maria’s move exterior the field and fired a crisp shot into the underside nook to interrupt the rating.
Three minutes later, Argentina secured the victory because of a ball from substitute Enzo Fernandez, who lower inside and curled an attractive objective previous Guillermo Ochoa. Messi then switched roles and have become the sport’s supplier.
The win, which appeared implausible at occasions throughout a sport marred by steady fouls and missing in high quality, strikes Argentina as much as the second place in Group C, some extent behind Poland, whom they are going to play of their ultimate match as they try to safe a spot within the spherical of 16.
As for Mexico, they need to beat Saudi Arabia to have any hope of qualifying.