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FIFA World Cup 2022: Two stalemates in an otherwise kicky matchday

Doha: The third day of the FIFA World Cup 2022 started with a bang. The Falcons upset the tournament favorites Argentina with a captivating display of defense and team chemistry. However, the following two games lacked the previous game’s luster. The two fixtures ended in goalless stalemates and lowered the interest in the final fixture.

In the first game, Tunisia versus Denmark approached the game with a slow start. Tunisia appeared more stealthier than their opponents in the first half of the game. They charged up to the penalty box a couple of times attempting to beak the stalemates. Tunisia, at one point, seemed the better option as they inched closer to winning a goal. However, the defense on both sides denied each other a chance at winning. The closest for a goal and a win came in the end. The tug and pull in the penalty box at the 90+8′ could have awarded Denmark a chance at winning. However, VAR denied Denmark the penalty.

However, Poland did get that penalty. Guillermo Ochoa once more proved he is a sleeping dragon tickled by the FIFA World Cup. The goalkeeper who is playing his fifth World Cup saved Lewandowski’s shot. Poland and Mexico’s match ended in a draw, yet another goalless stalemate. The teams failed to create necessary chances when it mattered leading to a 0-0 draw. In the end, it was fair to both teams, sharing a point each.

Mexico faces Argentina in their next fixture, a squad thrashed by the Falcons looking to bounce back. On the other hand, Poland meets Saudi Arabia, who miraculously won the first game of the tournament. In Group D, Tunisia meets Australia while Denmark faces defending champions France.

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Mohammed Bazim
Mohammed Bazim
With a dream to be in the paddock living the life, Mohammed Bazim is a 19-year-old collegiate who spends his day watching old games, trying to learn more about his passion, Formula One. Hailing from Kerala, he considers himself to be a trivia aficionado. His lover passion for trivia does not end at Formula 1, it just begins there. Bazim loves to write about anything and everything related to Business, Sports, Fashion, and International Relations.


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