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Qatar 2022: Day 3 Live - Mexico vs Poland, France vs Australia

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to our evening coverage of our matchday three of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Qatar 2022: Pulse Sports Matchday 3 Liveblog
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17:06

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to our evening coverage of Matchday 3 of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

17:07

It's the second match in Group C as Mexico face Poland at the Stadium 974.

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https://twitter.com/miseleccionmxEN/status/1595072463033229312?s=20&t=T5RQGLebubby09EDfVDm7w

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17:11

KICK OFF!! And we're underway at the Stadium 974.

17:11

13' Chance! Mexico: Hector Moreno misses a promising opportunity! He rises for a cross and unleashes a poor header from near the penalty spot. The ball floats high over the crossbar!

17:14

13' The score is still 0-0 between Mexico and Poland.

17:15

14' Mexico have been dominant in possession so far against Poland. It's currently 60% - 40%.

17:23

20' The first quarter is gone and it's still goalless at the Stadium 974.

17:23

Both teams treading carefully not to concede the opener.

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17:25

26' Chance! MEXICO:  Hector Herrera swings the ball into the box, and Alexis Vega gets in front of his man and powers his header narrowly wide of the right post.

17:27

27' Chance! MEXICO: The Mexicans come close to opening the scoring here again but are unable to find the finish after some determined defending from Poland.

17:28

29' Mexico get the first Yellow Card of the evening after Jorge Sanchez is booked for a foul.

17:29

30' Half an hour played here and it's still deadlocked. Mexico have had the better chances in this match so far.

17:31

35' Cesar Montes (Mexico) attempts to slip the ball through the defence, but is unable to find any of his teammates. The ball goes out of play and Poland will have a goal kick. It's still Mexico 0-0 Poland.

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17:37

37' Mexico 0-0 Poland: Neither teams are yet to have an attempt on goal

17:40

42' Both sides have defended pretty well, but will we get the opener before half-time with three minutes to go?

17:43

43' It's Mexico now really applying pressure on the attack. Poland defending really well here.

17:45

45' Chance! MEXICO: Jorge Sanchez latches on to a precise defence-splitting pass and fires a nice strike from a promising distance towards the roof of the net. Wojciech Szczesny has a clear sight of it and makes a comfortable save. The ball is out of play and Mexico manage to earn a corner.

17:46

45' We'll have 2 minutes of added time in first half.

17:46

Mexico have dominated possession in the first 45 minutes and have looked the better side on most occasions so far.

17:47

HALF TIME! At the break it's Mexico 0-0 Poland. Neither side able to find the breakthrough.

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17:52

Both teams are out on the pitch once more for the second half.

18:02

SECOND HALF! Underway. It's still Mexico 0-0 Poland if you're just joining us.

18:04

46' SUBSTITUTION (Poland): Czeslaw Michniewicz makes a half-time substitution. Krystian Bielik comes on in place of Nicola Zalewski.

18:08

52'The goalkeeper denies the long-range shot from Hirving Lozano (Mexico). It wasn't such a big threat for him.

18:11

53' Poland players calling for a penalty after Lewandowski went down in the box.

18:12

53' Uh Oh...VAR checking for a foul on Lewandowski. Poland could be awarded a penalty here.

18:12

55' PENALTY: Poland Chris Beath has concluded his check and have awarded Poland a penalty and golden chance to open the scoring.

18:15

PENALTY MISS!!Robert Lewandowski misses his spotkick against against Guillermo Ochoa.

18:17

How does Ochoa always save crucial penalties at the World Cup. Just incredible that save.

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18:19

60' Alexis Vega (Mexico) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.

18:19

64' CHANCE! Mexico: What a save from Wojciech Szczesny! Henry Martin (Mexico) jumps high to meet a cross and glances a promising header from close range, but the goalkeeper pulls off a brilliant stop to keep it out. It's still Mexico 0-0 Poland.

18:23

69' Hector Moreno (Mexico) reacts well and displays good awareness near the penalty spot to get on the end of a cross from the free kick. He jumps high and produces a header which goes well wide of the right post. The ball goes out of play and Poland will have a goal kick.

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18:28

71' SUBSTITUTION (Mexico): Hector Herrera walks off the pitch and Carlos Rodriguez (Mexico) comes on as a substitute.

18:30

71' SUBSTITUTION (Mexico): Henry Martin will be replaced by Raul Jimenez (Mexico).

18:31

72' SUBSTITUTION (Poland): Przemyslaw Frankowski is brought on as a substitute for Sebastian Szymanski.

18:31

73' CHANCE! Poland: Jakub Kiwio finds himself some space to meet a beautiful cross from the free kick, and from near the penalty spot he attempts to score with a header. His effort lacks accuracy and goes well wide of the left post.

18:32

74' Still goalless at Stadium 974. Lewandowski's penalty miss must be a real regret for the Poles who have since created chances for themselves.

18:33

76' Yellow Card; Przemyslaw Frankowski is booked for a foul on Lozano.

18:34

79' Mexico 0-0 Poland: The attendance at Stadium 974 is 39,369.

18:38

80' Into the final 10 minutes of this encounter and we're yet to get the breakthrough in the second half.

18:39

81' Raul Jimenez wastes a good opportunity on the counter for Mexico. What a chance that could have been.

18:40

82' Mexico have a corner.

18:41

82' The corner comes to nothing as the Poland defence deals with the threat.

18:42

84' SUBSTITUTION (Mexico): Alexis Vega leaves the pitch and Uriel Antuna comes on in attack.

18:43

 87' SUBSTITUTION (Poland); Arkadiusz Milik replaces Piotr Zielinski.

18:45

87' Three minutes until stoppage time. Could we see a winner here?

18:46

90' Mexico 0-0 Poland: There will be 7 minutes of added time.

18:51

90+3' CHANCE! Poland: Jakub Kaminski receives a diagonal pass, bursts into the box and shoots towards the middle of the goal. But Guillermo Ochoa is well positioned, though, and it's a comfortable save.

18:53

90+6' CHANCE! Poland: Grzegorz Krychowiak picked the ball up and fired a projectile of a shot from long range, which ended up well wide of the crossbar.

18:55

90+7' Uriel Antuna (Mexico) superbly controls a difficult pass on the edge of the box and effortlessly let's fly with a magnificent low strike towards the middle of the goal, which the keeper somehow pushes away.

18:55

FULL TIME! It ends 0-0 between Mexico and Poland.

18:56

Ochoa's crucial penalty save against Robert Lewandowski proved to be the main highlight of the second match in Group C.

18:57

As it stands Argentina are in last position on the group following their shock loss against Saudi Arabi earlier today.

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19:03

And here's the table as things stand in Group C after the first round of fixtures.

19:08

Up Next is the final game of the evening and second opening match of Group D

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19:10

It's the defending champions France against Australia at the Al Janoub Stadium.

19:11

Here's how both teams will line-up tonight.

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19:13

The match has already kicked off and it's an early shock lead for Australia

20:17

9' GOAL!! AUSTRALIA: Craig Goodwin finds himself some space inside the box to get on the end of a pass from Mathew Leckie, then sends the ball into the roof of the net to give Australia a shock 1-0 lead against France.

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12' Kylian Mbappe (France) delivers a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, an opposition defender is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance. The ball goes out of play. France are awarded a corner kick.

20:19

18' Victor Miguel de Freitas Gomes blows his whistle for a foul after Adrien Rabiot (France) hacks down one of his opponents.

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21' France are looking for a response here, but Australia is dealing well with their attack so far.

20:22

21' I know there's still lots of time, but wouldn't put it past Australia to cause another upset today following Argentina's awful show against Saudi Arabia earlier on Matchday 3.

21:34

27' GOAL!! FRANCE: Theo Hernandez sends a long raking pass onto the head of Adrien Rabiot who makes no mistake from close in and sends the ball into the middle of the goal. We're level now. It's France 1-1 Australia.

21:35

32' GOAL!! FRANCE: Olivier Giroud latches on to a precise pass deep inside the box from Adrien Rabiot, and he beats the goalkeeper with a low shot into the middle of the goal. What a comeback!! It's France 2-2 Australia.

21:35

HT: France 2 Australia 1

21:36

SECOND HALF!! And we're underway once more.. France sealing their comeback in the first half. Will the defending champions extend their lead here or is there a way back for the Aussies?

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21:36

50' CHANCE!! France: Olivier Giroud lets fly with a crisp shot from inside the box after picking up a lofted pass from Theo Hernandez, but the ball goes a whisker wide of the left post. Imagine if that went in.

21:37

55' Yellow Card (Australia): Mitchell Duke goes into the book for a previous late challenge.

21:37

56' SUBSTITUTION (Australia): Jason Cummings comes on for Mitchell Duke as Australia look to equalize

21:38

61' CHANCE!! France: Kylian Mbappe misses a good chance to score. An inch-perfect cross into the box finds the PSG star who rises for a header, but sends the ball well over the bar. France force a corner.

21:38

64' Referee Victor Miguel de Freitas Gomes blows the whistle, Riley McGree (Australia) is penalised for a foul. It's still France 2-1 Australia

Adrien Rabioyt and Olivier Girpud helped France to a first-half comeback against Australia
Adrien Rabioyt and Olivier Girpud helped France to a first-half comeback against Australia
21:40

64' You get the feeling Kylian Mbappe is desperate to get on the scoresheet. Just saw another effort blocked by the Australian defence.

21:40

68' GOAL!! FRANCE: Ousmane Dembele sends a superb cross into the box. Kylian Mbappe (France) latches on to it and from close range plants a header in off the bottom of the left post, leaving Mathew Ryan beaten. He displayed his eye for goal there - excellent finish. The score is now France 3-1 Australia.

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21:42

71' GOAL!!! FRANCE; It's surely over now as Kylian Mbappe showcases his great technique and produces a beautiful lofted cross into the box. Olivier Giroud heads home for his brace and France's 4th goal of the night. It's now France 4-1 Australia.

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21:43

73' SUBSTITUTION (Australia): That's the end of the game for Riley McGree, who is replaced by Awer Mabil.

21:44

73' SUBSTITUTION (Australia): Craig Goodwin is going off for Garang Kuol.

21:44

 77' SUBSTITUTION (France): Youssouf Fofana (France) replaces Aurelien Tchouameni.

21:45

77' SUBSTITUTION (France): Kingsley Coman (France) replaces Ousmane Dembele.

21:46

80' Yellow Card (Australia): Referee Victor Miguel de Freitas Gomes shows a yellow card to Jackson Irvine for a blatant foul.

21:47

Australia can only try to reduce the deficit from here but this match already seems over as a contest.

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21:48

83' France continue to be dominant as we're into the closing stages of the game.

21:50

85' SUBSTITUTION (Australia): Keanu Baccus replaces Jackson Irvine.

21:50

85' SUBSTITUTION (Australia): Nathaniel Atkinson is replaced by Milos Degenek.

21:51

88' CHANCE! France: Benjamin Pavard crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn't connect as he wanted and it's cleared by the well-organized defence for a corner kick to France.

21:52

89' SUBSTITUTION (France): Benjamin Pavard leaves the pitch and is replaced by Jules Kounde.

21:52

SUBSTITUTION (France): Olivier Giroud is replaced by Marcus Thuram.

21:53

90' Ibrahima Konate (France) rises highest from the corner to head at goal, but his effort towards the middle of the goal is comfortably saved by the goalkeeper.

21:53

90' There will be 7 minutes of added time here. It's still France 4-1 Australia.

21:54

90+5' Yellow Card (Australia): Aaron Mooy is booked for a nasty tackle.

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21:58

90+7' Kylian Mbappe commits a foul.

22:00

FULL TIME: France 4-1. The world champions begin their defense with a stellar comeback win against the Aussies.

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