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FIFA World Cup latest talking points:
Saudi Arabia shocks Argentina
It looked like Lionel Messi took 10 minutes and a penalty (that silenced a raucous Saudi crowd behind the team dugouts at the Lusail Stadium) to set sails for yet another World Cup adventure – his last – to exorcise the ghosts of disappointments past.
But his sails lost their wind in five terrifying second-half minutes, handing Argentina a 2-1 opening-game ambush by Saudi Arabia to give him and his mates a new nightmare.
Full story here: Saudi Arabia stuns Argentina to dent Messi’s World Cup ambitions
Can Argentina can qualify for knockouts after the shock loss?
Argentina, considered by many to be among the FIFA World Cup title favourites, began its Qatar 2022 campaign with a shock 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
This loss makes the Lionel Messi-led side’s chances of qualifying from Group C to the round of 16 more difficult.
How Argentina can ensure qualification for the knockout stage of the World Cup
The South American side next faces Mexico on November 27 and then takes on Poland on December 1.
Argentina needs to win both these games to give itself the best chance for qualification. Two wins would put it at six points, which could ensure a top spot depending on other results.
Full scenarios here: How Argentina can qualify for knockouts after shock loss to Saudi Arabia
Why was Ecuador goal ruled offside by VAR?
The first goal by Ecuador in the opening game of the FIFA World Cup against Qatar in the third minute was ruled out after a VAR check, leaving Ecuador fans bamboozled by the decision.
Enner Valencia, receiving the ball off a kick by Felix Torres, headed it into the net to the jubilation of thousands of Ecuadorian fans at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar.
But after consulting the video assistant referees, the goal was ruled out as off-side.
Why so much injury time is added in Qatar WC?
One noticeable change in the ongoing Qatar World Cup has been the increase in stoppage time added in each half.
In the five matches played so far, there have been a combined total of 90 minutes played -- which is a duration of a football match.
The Netherlands‘ Davy Klaassen scored in the ninth minute of added time, despite the officials adding eight minutes of injury time. It’s not so common to see the amount of added time in World Cup matches as seen in this edition.
Why is it so? Read here: FIFA World Cup 2022: Why is so much injury time added in Qatar WC?