Fifa World Cup Results 2022
20/11/2022 [ Group A ]
Ecuador overwhelmed World Cup debutants Qatar 2-0 in the opening game Sunday, as veteran striker Enner Valencia scored a penalty and a well-taken header to give the South Americans a decisive first-half lead.
England finely started their World Cup campaign as Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham scored twice, as well as Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish, in a 6-2 thrashing of Iran.
In addition to goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet’s five saves, Netherlands scored twice late in the game to beat Senegal 2-0 in their Group A World Cup opener on Monday. Louis van Gaal’s squad was dominant but inefficient in the first half at Al Thumama Stadium and scored just once late in the game when Cody Gakpo converted a cross from the wing.
The US and Wales faced off in an intense, physical World Cup Group B match at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Qatar on Monday night. A tough battle for the result ensued throughout the match, resulting in a 1-1 draw. Despite being down late in the second half, Gareth Bale converted a penalty to earn Wales a critical point.
Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina by defeating the favorites 1-2 in Group C’s opening match after Saudi Arabia’s Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari scored for Saudi Arabia in the 51st minute. Saudi Arabia trailed 1-0 after Lionel Messi scored a penalty in the 48th minute, but Al-Shehri scored an angled goal in the 48th minute after punished Argentina defenders punished Argentinian defenders. Saudi Arabia fans entered delirium five minutes later when Al-Dawsari scored a stunning goal from outside the box. Argentina was on course to match Italy’s 37-match unbeaten record after Messi opened his 5th and last World Cup by passing a penalty in the 10th minute.
Despite the backing of their large contingent in the stands, Tunisia was held to a surprise draw, as their supporters’ deafening whistles and roars inspired their team to a hard-fought result. Denmark was denied an 85th-minute penalty. Substitute Andreas Cornelius hit the crossbar as Denmark could not break through a tough Tunisian defense.
Poland captain Robert Lewandowski was unsuccessful in recording his first World Cup goal. He missed a penalty late in the second half of their Group C match versus Mexico on Tuesday at Stadium 974. Hector Moreno grabbed his shirt in the box to earn the spot kick, but Poland’s goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa saved his shot.
Olivier Giroud scored a brace and led France to a 7-1 victory over Australia in their Group D match at the Al-Janoub Stadium in Qatar on Tuesday. Broke Thierry Henry’s record as France’s all-time top men’s scorer broke Thierry Henry’s record as France’s all-time top men’s scorer. Craig Goodwin’s ninth-minute goal gave the Socceroos a surprising lead. However, France roared back and took the lead shortly after Adrien Rabiot and Olivier Giroud converted in the first half. It was a tough start for the world champions, but two goals in five minutes midway through the second half gave them the lead. Kylian Mbappe scored as soon as he announced himself to the tournament as he assisted Olivier Giroud with a header. Three minutes later, he scored his first goal for his country.
Croatia’s World Cup debut on Wednesday ended in a disappointing 0-0 draw with Morocco as the 2018 runners-up were unable to match their performance from Russia. Even though an even Group F encounter resulted in plenty of midfield action, there were few goalmouth opportunities, and the third goalless draw in nine matches at the World Cup has occurred.
Japan came back from behind to defeat Germany 2-1 in their World Cup Group E match on Wednesday. Ilkay Gundogan gave Germany the lead with a penalty in 33 minutes, and the ball was just about to cross the line just before half-time soon because Kai Havertz’s goal was ruled out for offside. The match was at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.
Spain won their most excellent World Cup match on Wednesday as they thrashed Costa Rica 7-0 in Group E. With Dani Olmo scoring in 11 minutes and Marco Asensio scoring in 10 minutes thanks to a well-executed finish following a Jordi Alba cross, Spain gained an early lead at the Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar.
Belgium grabbed a vital 1-0 triumph over Canada in World Cup Group F play at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Qatar on Wednesday night, thanks to a brilliant moment from Michy Batshuayi. Thibaut Courtois was forced into action early after VAR determined that Carrasco had handled the ball in the box. Still, the Real Madrid keeper denied Alphonso Davies’ penalty kick.
Switzerland beat Cameroon 1-0 on Thursday to open World Cup Group G, thanks to a goal from Breel Embolo. Embolo, raised in Basel after being born in Yaounde, scored just after the half from an Xherdan Shaqiri cutback three minutes after restarting.
Uruguay and South Korea played out an even battle, with neither side able to score throughout the match. South Korea dominated the match’s early stages, creating several excellent chances, with Hwang Ui-jo missing the best of them. Uruguay struggled in the first 45 minutes, but they were more dangerous in the final 45 minutes, as Diego Godín missed their best chance on the post. In the second half, Uruguay was in control of the game but failed to score due to the excellent organization of the South Koreans. The South Koreans could not create anything due to the harsh conditions the Uruguayans created. Darwin Núñez, Luis Suárez, and (later) Edinson Cavani were unable to work much space, which resulted in Diego Alonso’s squad having no chance to score. Fede Valverde had a shot on goal with one of his trademark blocks.
Portugal kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 3-2 victory over Ghana at Stadium 974, thanks to quick-fire goals from Joao Felix and Rafael Leao. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty in the 65th minute to secure victory for his side, becoming the first male player to score at five World Cups. Ronaldo left Manchester United by ‘mutual agreement’ earlier in the week.
Brazil lived up to the hoopla by winning their World Cup opener against Serbia 2-0 in Qatar on Thursday, thanks to two goals from Richarlison, including a spectacular second. Vanja Milinkovic-Savic kept Brazil’s star-studded attack at bay in the first half as Serbia held possession.