World Cup teams friendlies.. Argentina stuns UAE, Tunisia defeats Iran and Croatia defeats Saudi Arabia | Sports

World Cup teams friendlies.. Argentina stuns UAE, Tunisia defeats Iran and Croatia defeats Saudi Arabia |  Sports
World Cup teams friendlies.. Argentina stuns UAE, Tunisia defeats Iran and Croatia defeats Saudi Arabia |  Sports

World Cup teams friendlies.. Argentina stuns UAE, Tunisia defeats Iran and Croatia defeats Saudi Arabia | Sports

The Argentina national team showed their readiness for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after their magnificent win over the hosts the Emirates with five unanswered goals on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi in the last preparatory friendly before the start of their campaign in the World Cup 2022, next Tuesday at the opening of Group C competitions against Saudi Arabia.

Led by its star Lionel Messi, the Argentina national team continued their winning streak, increasing their score to 36 consecutive games without defeat, which began with the 2-0 win over Chile on July 6, 2019. , in the Copa America.

And at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and in front of around 37,000 spectators, the technical differences between the two teams were clearly demonstrated and in favor of Messi and his companions, as the “Albiceleste” had no difficulty in reaching the match No. 36 unbeaten, led by coach Lionel Scaloni to become by far a win from tie to world record holder Italy (37 games).

Julian Alvarez scored in the 17th minute, Angel Di Maria (25th and 36th), Lionel Messi (44th) and Joaquin Correa (60th) scored the goals of the game.

An important moral victory for Tunisia

For their part, the Tunisian national team secured an important moral victory at the expense of their Iranian counterparts on Wednesday night in Qatar’s capital, Doha, with two clean sheets.

After the tough defeat against the Brazilian giants (1:5) at the end of September, the Tunisian national team regained their morale by beating their Iranian counterpart in the final preparations for the teams for the World Cup in Qatar, which starts next Sunday.

The Carthage Eagles compensated for their humiliating loss to Brazil with a morale win over Iran ahead of the World Cup (Tunisian press)

Behind closed doors, in the absence of the public and without the game being broadcast on television – by decision of the coaches of the two teams – the Tunisian national team won by scoring two goals in the second half, when Naim Al-Sleiti scored the first goal from a penalty in the 62nd minute while fellow player Ali Al-Abedi doubled the goal for the Carthage Eagles in the 69th minute.

Due to a shortage of numbers in the last twenty minutes – after Abu al-Fadl Jalali was kicked out – the Iran national team, led by their Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz, were unable to return to the match.

Tunisia will start its sixth World Cup season next Tuesday against Denmark in Group D, which includes: Australia and France, the holders in the last version, while the first test for Iran in its sixth participation – also – will take place next Monday against England, in the second group, which includes: Wales and the United States.

Saudi green loss

In the pre-season games, the Saudi national team lost by a clean goal to their Croatian visitors on Wednesday at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Riyadh as part of the teams’ preparations for the FIFA World Cup.

Croatia owe this friendly victory to their player Andrei Kramaric, who managed to fool goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais at the end of the game.

The Saudi national team was the best party in the first half when the biggest opportunity came when Muhammad Kanoo hit a powerful ball that hit the defense and turned into a corner and after a mistake in defense the hosts almost had the goal opened when Saleh Al – Shehri aimed the ball at goal but the defense deflected it towards a corner.

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic turned on captain Luka Modric in the 65th minute before the Croatian national team scored the opening goal when German Hoffenheim striker Kramaric intruded and fired a powerful ball to the right of goalkeeper Al Owais, proclaiming Croatia’s progress (1-0) . , a goal he saved for Modric teammates until the end of the game.

Saudi Arabia will play their first game at the World Cup next Tuesday against Argentina in Group C, which also includes: Mexico and Poland. Croatia are in Group F, which includes Belgium, Morocco and Canada, and begin their participation next Wednesday with the opening game against Morocco.

The German national team, for their part, achieved a difficult victory over their Omani counterparts with a goal in vain as part of their preparation for the World Cup.

The German machines waited until the 80th minute for Niklas Volkrug to score the goal of the game, which was played at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium in the Omani capital, Muscat.

It is worth noting that the German national team will start their games against Japan on November 23 at the Khalifa International Stadium in Group E.

With the same result, the Polish national team defeated their Chilean counterparts in Warsaw in the final pre-season game before traveling to Doha to play the World Cup in Qatar.

Salernitana’s Italian forward Christoph Piatek scored the only goal in the game for Poland, whose participation begins on November 22, against the Mexican national team at Stadium 974 in Group C.




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