World Cup wins for France, Australia, Poland, and Lionel Messi’s Argentina


Saturday’s World Cup matches brought major victories for several countries. Defending champions France advanced to the round of 16 and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, considered one of the best in the league, finally scored a goal at the World Cup.

Lionel Messi scored another crucial goal for Argentina in a 2-0 win against Mexico on Saturday which fired up the team world Cup possibility.

And Mitchell Duke put Australia ahead midway through the first half with a header and Australia recorded their first victory in football’s biggest event since their victory over Serbia in 2010.

Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take holders France into the knockout stages of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Denmark.

Mbappé put France ahead in the 61st minute and scored the decisive goal in the 86th minute with his right thigh as Les Bleus became the first team to progress to the next round.

Danish defender Andreas Christensen equalized for his side with a header in the 68th minute. Mbappé has scored three goals so far in Qatar.

He scored four goals as France won the World Cup four years ago.

RELATED: France reaches the knockout stages of the World Cup

Messi took a touch from Angel Di Maria’s pass in the box and fired a low shot from 25 meters (yards) into the bottom corner in the 64th minute.

He ran towards the Argentine fans with outstretched arms before being mobbed by his cheering teammates. He looked excited as he grabbed and shook the shirt, then blew a kiss to the crowd before waving his arms.


What do you think?

Written by Natalia Chi

Chicago Popular; Chicago breaking news, weather and live video. Covering local politics, health, traffic and sports for Chicago, the suburbs and northwest Indiana.

Leave a Reply

Chicago shooting: Man shot in head, killed in West Garfield Park, police say

Cardiff Winter Wonderland horror as two people 'come off' Ice Skater ride after 'a massive bang' – Chicago Popular