Updated: 6 days ago
The 32 teams at the world cup are split into 8 groups of 4 teams in each group we see one team ranked between 1-8 in the FIFA ranking Qatar is an exception as host. The rest of the qualified teams are placed in pots to be drawn in according to their rankings and are drawn into groups
1:Team Hosts or teams ranked between 1-8 in the FIFA rankings
1:Team ranked between 8-16 in the FIFA rankings
1:Team ranked between 16-24 in the FIFA rankings
1:Team ranked below 24 and higher in the FIFA rankings
Ex a team ranked at no 10 will be placed in pot 2 which features the top 8-16 ranked teams
Group C features Argentina Saudi Arabia Poland and Mexico
Who is expected to top the group?
Argentina is expected to top the group as the South American Champions expect to cruise through this group.
Group C matches
Argentina kick's off their World Cup against Saudi Arabia
Meanwhile, Poland play's Mexico
Saudi Arabia 2-1 Argentina
Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina to produce the first major shock of the World Cup and throw Group C wide open.
Considered among the favorites for tournament victory, Argentina struck early on as Lionel Messi converted from the penalty spot after Leandro Paredes had been dragged down, a goal that appeared to set them on their way to a comfortable opening victory and extend their 38-game unbeaten run.
But Lionel Scaloni’s side was thrice denied by the offside flag as they struggled to beat the Saudi Arabian offside trap and, after the break, were seemingly helpless as their opponents struck twice in five minutes soon, first Saleh Alshehri firing a low left-footed effort into the far corner before Saleh Aldawsari produced a spectacular goal, twisting to create space on the edge of the box and curling home beautifully.
Herve Renard’s team was resolute thereafter, with goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais and center-half Hassan Altambakti particularly impressive to deny Messi & Co. as Saudi Arabia held firm to secure a famous victory.
Poland 0-0 Mexico
Guillermo Ochoa blocked a penalty by Robert Lewandowski as Mexico and Poland settled for a 0-0 draw in their FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C opener, at Stadium 974 in Qatar on Tuesday. Alexis Vega and Hirving Lozano were in brilliant form for Mexico but failed to find a late winner, as Poland defended deep through the match. Meanwhile, Lewandowski could have won the match for Poland after getting fouled in the box during the second-half. But Ochoa was in his brilliant best to block the Poland captain's penalty.
Group point table: After the historic win over Argentina Saudi Arabia take's first place
Poland takes second place after tieng with Mexico as they take third place
while favorite Argentina falls hard in 4th place.