FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot vs Saudi Arabia© AFP
Lionel Messi began off his and Argentina’s 2022 FIFA World Cup marketing campaign with a nonchalant kick from the penalty spot, which despatched the Saudi Arabian goal-keeper the improper facet, earlier than rolling on to the again of the online. Messi seemed in his components from the get go as he compelled a save out of Mohamad Al Owais, the Saudi custodian within the second minute of the match.
There was some pushing contained in the Saudi field within the seventh minute of the match and the referee determined to take the assistance of VAR and on trying on the incident on the monitor, he determined to award Argentina penalty.
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Messi waited for Owais to commit until the tip and ultimately rolled the ball slowly on the opposite facet to place his group up 1-0.
That is being broadly tipped as Messi’s final hurrah at a World Cup and scores of Argentina followers and followers of the talismanic participant are hoping that he lifts the coveted trophy on December 18.
He got here very shut in 2014 in Brazil, when Argentina have been edged out within the remaining by Germany.
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Argentina final gained the World Cup method again in 1986, when the legendary Diego Maradona carried the group on his shoulders to the worldwide title.
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