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Wow! World Cup Group, Argentina Losing To Saudi Arabia, Persija Legend Pede Lionel Messi Et al. Still Potential To Win The 2022

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Wow! World Cup Group, Argentina Losing To Saudi Arabia, The 1-2 defeat suffered by Argentina against Saudi Arabia in their first match at the 2022 World Cup Group has not dampened the confidence of former Persija Jakarta full-back Ismed Sofyan. The Indonesian footballer from Aceh still believes the Albiceleste can become champions in Qatar.

Lionel Messi actually brought Argentina ahead in the 10th minute through a penalty. However, Lionel Scaloni’s team failed to add to the lead after referee Slavko Vincic disallowed three goals because they had already been in an offside position .

Saudi Arabia actually managed to reply to two goals through Saleh Al Shehri in the 48th minute and SAlem Al Dawsari five minutes later. The 2-1 score lasted until the referee blew the long whistle.

Even though the first match did not go smoothly, Ismed Sofyan believes Lionel Messi et al. still able to compete in the hunt for the 22nd edition of the World Cup Group trophy. This tournament is still long.

“Just played once,” said Ismed Sofyan, Friday (25/11/2022) about Argentina’s chance of winning the 2022 World Cup .

Face Mexico and Poland

On the second matchday of Group C 2022 World Cup Group, Argentina will face Mexico at the Lusail Stadium, Sunday (27/11/2022) early morning WIB, starting at 02.00 WIB. This party will be broadcast live by SCTV, Vidio, Moji, and NEX Parabola.

Four days later, Team Tango will play the final match of Group C against Poland. This match will be held at Stadium 974, Ras Abu Aboud.

Minor results on the first matchday made Argentina sink to the bottom of the standings. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia leads the standings with three points, followed by Poland and Mexico who both collect one point.

Ismed Sofyan’s reason for championing Argentina

Furthermore, Ismed Sofyan revealed his reasons for winning the Tango Team at the 2022 World Cup . Anything?

“In my opinion, Argentina won the 2022 World Cup Group because their squad is better,” said Ismed.

“Lionel Messi is also in high confidence. Maybe this is his last World Cup Group,” added the 43-year-old defender.

Argentina squad at the 2022 World Cup Group

  • Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez, Geronimo Rulli, Franco Armani.
    Defenders: Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, German Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Juan Foyth, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna.
  • Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodriguez, Alexis Mac Allister, Alejandro Gomez, Enzo Fernandez, Exequiel Palacios.
  • Forwards : Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Julian Alvarez, Angel Di Maria, Paulo Dybala, Angel Correa, Thiago Almada.

Bitter! Gareth Bale’s Heart Is Crushed Wales Loses To Iran In The 2022 World Cup Group

The Wales national team must experience the harsh reality on the second matchday of Group B for the 2022 World Cup Group , Friday (25/11/2022) afternoon WIB. Compete against Iran at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Wales lost 0-2 to Iran.

In the 2022 World Cup Group B match , Wales had to play with 10 players after the goalkeeper, Wayne Hennessey, was sent off in the 86th minute for fouling an Iranian player outside the penalty box.

The advantage in the number of players allowed Iran to dominate at the end of the match and scored two goals in injury time, each by Roozbeh Cheshmi and Ramin Rezaeian.

The defeat left Gareth Bale heartbroken. The Wales captain was at a loss for words to describe the feeling of the defeat.

“We are heartbroken, there is no other way to say it,” said Gareth Bale as quoted by the BBC .

With this result, Iran temporarily rose to third place with three points in the 2022 World Cup Group B standings . Meanwhile, Wales slipped to the last position with a collection of one point.

Determined To Rise

In this match, Wales had trouble serving the spartan game shown by Iran. However, after halftime, The Dragons’ game improved and several chances were created.

Unfortunately, Rob Page’s team failed to take advantage of this opportunity, and even had to play with 10 players. The captain of the Wales national team, could not hide the disappointment that his team had to lose this match.

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“We are all heartbroken, but we have to get up soon. It will definitely be difficult for us. We have to see the next game,” said Bale.

Wales At The 2022 World Cup Group

21 November 2022

USA vs Wales 1-1

(Timothy Weah 36′ | Gareth Bale 82′-pen)

25 November 2022

Wales vs Iran 0-2

(Roozbeh Cheshmi 90+8, Ramin Rezaeian 90+2)

29 November 2022

Wales vs England

2022 World Cup: The Red Card Seconds That Became The Destruction Of The England National Team’s Neighbors

Surprises that can make the heart beat faster continue to occur on the 2022 World Cup stage . This time, the highlight was the performance of participants from Asia.

How could it not be, only Qatar is still classified as mble. The host of the 2022 World Cup failed to look good, especially when he met Ecuador and is currently struggling against Senegal.

Four other countries demonstrated outstanding training capacities and results. One that has yet to taste victory is South Korea, after they were held to a goalless draw against Uruguay.

Tasting 3 Figures

Three other countries have tasted the sweetness of victory and at the same time made extraordinary surprises. Saudi Arabia became the first, after overthrowing Argentina with a score of 2-1.

Then, it was the turn of the Japanese national team to destroy the world giant from Europe, the German national team. Two goals from Ritsu Doan (75′) and Takuma Asano (83′) were the perfect answer after the Japanese goal conceded via Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty in the 33rd minute.

The Surprises Continue


Well, tonight, the Iranian national team became the next surprise maker. They overthrew the representatives of Europe, who are also neighbors of England, Wales. Competed at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, in the city of Al Rayyan, Iran won with a score of 2-0.

Two goals from Carlos Queiroz’s squad were born via the actions of Roozbeh Cheshmi (90’+8′) and Ramin Rezaeian (90’+11′). It is not without reason that Iran managed to win its first victory at the 2022 World Cup.

Red Card Process

One of the initial causes was a red card from the referee from Guatemala, Mario Escobar, to goalkeeper Wayne Hennesey. The Court Judge thought the Nottingham Forest keeper used a ‘hard foul’ when blocking Mehdi Taremi’s movement.

Initially, the referee only gave a yellow card after Hennesey lunged at Mehdi Taremi’s movement with his feet. However, after seeing the VAR replay, Mario Escobar drew a yellow card, and punished Hennesey with a red card.

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Superior number of players makes Iranian players rampant. As a result, the substitute goalkeeper, Danny Ward had to collect the ball twice from inside the net.

A 0-2 defeat to Iran left Wales in the protruding position of the 2022 World Cup Group B standings. Now, Gareth Bale et al can only wait for the results of England vs. the US, to see if there is a possibility of qualifying or not from the tough competition in this group.

Fun in Group B

World Cup Standings – Group B

PostteamplayWinSeriesLostgoal-/+Points
1English11006+43
2Iran21014-23
3United States of America1010101
4Wales20111-21
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