Crikey! Hector Moreno obtains reserved for dragging out of Lewandowski’s t shirt and also Poland have a spot-kick.
54 minutes: Some lengthy past due enjoyment. Lewandwoski ruptureds in between 2 protectors and also mosts likely to ground in the Mexico fine location with Hector Moreno holding a big fistful of his t shirt. May Poland win a charge? Umpire Chris Beath is off to his pitchside display to look. I have actually seen them provided for a great deal much less.
50 minutes: Jorge Sanchez integrates with Hirving Lozano, that flips the round his means down the right. The full-back is not able to obtain a cross in however wins an edge, which Szczesny strikes clear.
49 minutes: Poland free-kick, vast left wing, Piotr Zielinski’s distribution right into the Mexico fine location is overhit and also cruises vast. Awful.
47 minutes: From the left touchline, Robert Lewandowski sends out a cross right into the Mexico fine location. Well, attempts to send out a cross right into the Mexico fine location. He in fact sends out the round high, vast and also right into the back up the objective. Possibly he was intending to send it air-borne sufficient to make sure that he would certainly have time to hop on completion of it himself.
46 minutes: Play resumes for the 2nd fifty percent and also Poland have actually made an adjustment. Birmingham City’s Krystian Bielik gets on for Nicola Zalewski.
Peep! The gamers embrace the brake with the predicament unbroken however it is those of Mexico that will certainly be extra material with their cumulative efficiency. They have actually looked much more passionate than the Poles, that have actually been very wary and also bereft of suggestions. Alexis Vega went closest for the Mexicans. Robert Lewandwoski has actually had one touch in the Mexico fine location, to select the 9 touches he had in resistance fine locations in 3 suits throughout the last Globe Mug.
45 minutes: Szczesny introduces the round long once again, among his colleagues obtains the flick on and also Mexico clear up the 2nd round. This is relatively disappointing from Poland.
44 minutes: The round breaks in the direction of Mexico right-back Jorge Sanchez on the best side of the Poland fine location. He fires from a limited angle, compeling a wise conserve out of Szczesny at his close to message.
42 minutes: Except the very first, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even 5th time in this video game, Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny kicks the round high and also lengthy upfield, just for Mexico to win ownership. Robert Lewandowski have to be obtaining really irritated by his colleagues’ noticeable lack of ability to win the round.
39 minutes: A superb Luis Chavez go across from the left moves via the Poland fine location and also in some way locates its means undisturbed or unblemished to Irving Lozano on the best side of the fine location near the byline. He tries to pierce it throughout the face of objective however his distribution is obstructed.
35 minutes: Mexico cost onward with Alexis Vega, that is looking very dynamic, playing the round vast and also entrusted to Gallardo. He proceeds his go to satisfy the return pass from the touchline, however Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is very first to the round and also clutches it to his breadbasket.
33 minutes: The suit continues to be very scrappy as a competition, with Mexico having actually misused the just actual opportunity of note until now. Lewandowski is clearly one of the most effective tool in Poland’s arsenal however he can do little or absolutely nothing if his colleagues can not obtain onward and also bring him right into the video game.
29 minutes: Rather severely, Mexico right-back Jorge Sanchez obtains reserved after disputing a 50-50 round with Sebastian Szymanski. There might have been a little shirt-tug there however it was 6 of one and also a half-dozen of the various other.
28 minutes: Mexico win a free-kick vast on the right and also Jesus Gallardo makes a rushing run in the direction of the much message up the within left. It’s an action from the training school however Wojciech Szczesnyanticipates the risk, scampers his line and also obtains sufficient on the round to stop Gallardo obtaining a discharged or from making even the round.
26 minutes: Hector Herrera sends out a cross right into the Poland fine location from the byline and also Alexis Vega outjumps Matty Money at the much message on the side of the six-yard box. He makes good call with the round, which drifts throughout the face of objective and also jumps directly vast. I was anticipating the web to surge there as I assumed it was entering. It’s been the opportunity of the video game until now.
25 minutes: Mexico throw-in, near the midway line after Sebastian Szymanski places the round out of play. Look, it’s something.
22 minutes: Intriguing. Lewandowski decreases in a tangle of arm or legs with his pen Hector Moreno on the side of the Mexico fine location and also allures for a charge however none looms. Replays recommend he really did not be entitled to one.
21 minutes: A quarter of the video game gone (not counting the currently necessary 55 mins of included time) and also neither goalkeeper has actually needed to make a conserve yet. Mexico look much more harmful than the Poles so far.
17 minutes: Poland drive onward with Zalewski on the round after he would certainly selected Hirving Lozano’s pocket and also billed upfield. He plays the round inside attempting to select Lewandowski in the center however his pass is rebellious. Alleviation for Mexico.
15 minutes: Mexico look very comfy in ownership and also anxious to obtain onward at every possibility, while their Europpean challengers appear pleased to unwind, welcome them on and also want to capture them on the break.
14 minutes: Grzegorz Krychowiak takes the straight technique, abiding the round long from midfield in the genral instructions of Lewandowski. The somewhat separated Polish demonstrator is being well mustered, nevertheless and also Mexico clear their lines with a minimum of difficulty.
12 minutes: Luis Chavez trots down the within left for Mexico however is dispossessed by a weighty obstacle from Zalewski. Edge for Mexico. The round is crinkled right into the Poland fine location and also Hector Moreno obtains his head to it however can just send it high right into the air and also over bench.
9 minutes: Cesar Montes places the round out of bet a Poland throw-in deep in Mexican region. Minutes later on, Matty Money runs the round out of bet a Mexico goal-kick under stress from Montes.
6 minutes: Cesar Montes and also Kamil Glik clash heads as they dispute a high round at an edge and also there’s a break in play while both of them get clinical interest. They’re both OK.
5 minutes: Lewandowski races on a cross0field round in behind the Mexican support however is not able to reduce within. He wins his side an edge, the very first of the video game. Zielinski sends out the round right into the Mexico fine location, Lewandowski obtains his head to it and also it goes vast off the head of a protector. An additional edge.
5 minutes: Irving Lozano is punished for a nasty on Nicola Zawliewski, that mosts likely to ground holding the rear of his head. There appears to be a substantial variety of Mexican followers in this arena and also they’re making one heck of a hubbub.
2 minutes: A cross-field pass from Cesar Montes chooses Alexis Vega on the left touchline as Mexico leading ownership in these really beginning. He’s required in reverse.
1 minutes: Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa obtains a very early touch, sending out a free-kick from deep high, lengthy and also right into the stand. Throw-in for Poland, which one presumes Matty Money will certainly take.
1 minutes: Mexico obtain the round rolling with every little thing well and also absolutely up for grabs in this team adhering to Saudi Arabia’s spectacular gain Argentina earlier today.
Not long currently: The groups align in the passage, Robert Lewandowski providing hugs and also high fives to numerous starstruck mascots as he makes his means to the front. Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa leads out his side. Out they progress to the pitch to align either side of Aussie ref Chris Beath and also his group of suit authorities for the nationwide anthems.
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Some pre-match listening
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Matty Money: For factors I can never ever rather place my finger on, it never ever quits being enjoyable seeing the Aston Suite right-back’s name in the Poland line-up. Birthed in Slough, Money had actually never ever entered Poland prior to making his launching for the nation his grandpa was required to leave 82 years earlier. A little over a year after representing them for the very first time, he’s playing in the Poland colours at the Globe Mug finals. Strap on your own in for a thread the gamer himself calls “rather an insane tale actually, a little bit complex”.
Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa, Jorge Sanchez, Hector Moreno, Cesar Montes, Jesus Gallardo, Edson Alvarez, Hector Herrera, Luis Chavez, Hirving Lozano, Henry Martin, Alexis Vega
Poland: Wojciech Szczesny, Kamil Glik, Jakub Kiwior, Matty Money, Bartosz Bereszynski, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Piotr Zielinski, Sebastian Szymanski, Nicola Zalewski, Jakub Kaminski, Robert Lewandowski
Gerardo Martino: A current run of bad( ish) results– 3 victories and also 2 attracts their previous 9– suggest Mexico followers have actually been much less than delirious by their group’s initiatives entering into this Globe Mug. They were more incensed when their supervisor Gerardo Martino left Braga midfielder Diego Lainez and also Feyenoord demonstrator Santiago Jimenez out of his team.
” What we have actually constantly attempted to do is to be in the very same song and also with the very same purpose with the whole nation,” claimed Martino. “However considering that we have actually not accomplished it, we are making ourselves solid in our ambience. This nationwide group is really solid behind shut doors,” he claimed.
” In fact none of this has actually transformed in current times. I do not assume we can transform this circumstance, the best duty wherefore we produce with a follower is ours, however what has your task been all this moment due to the fact that not constantly choice has actually created poor minutes. We are a team that establishes this. What we need to do is plan for the video game, attempt to win it which will certainly transform the viewpoint that individuals have rather.”
Czeslaw Michniewicz: “If I claim that there are no sensible factors for Poland to make it out of the team, you will certainly claim that I am a male of little confidence,” the Poland supervisor claimed in his pre-match interview. “I assume that we can leave the team. We do not wish to be amongst the very first 16 groups to go house.
” We have actually experienced gamers that have actually played in lots of competitions, and also there’s a great deal of young people that are simply finding out the large competitions below in Qatar. I assume this mix is best for us.”
Asked if he assumed Mexico’s favouritism to win this opener is warranted, Michniewicz differed. “We do not take a look at Mexico by doing this,” he claimed. “I do not see such variations in between us, likewise in between us and also Saudi Arabia or Argentina. We are all at the Globe Mug, we really feel as crucial as our challengers in the team. We do not provide any kind of unique ranking.”
Mexico: Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa will participate in his 5th Globe Mug. Below is his account from our great interactive including all 831 gamers participating in this winter months Qatari jamboree.
” Ochoa’s integrity is just one of one of the most debatable subjects in Mexico. Some consider him the very best goalkeeper to bet El Tri. Others assume he is a bit much less than a scams. The reality is he is going for his 3rd Globe Mug as a starter (5th total) and also eagerly anticipating a 4th one (and also 6th total) in 2026. “It would certainly be phenomenal to play the Globe Mug in your home”, he claimed. Ochoa is Gerardo Martino’s very first and also only selection in Qatar. He was a nationwide hero in 2014 and also 2018. His conserves have actually arrived. Currently he prepares to place on a brand-new program.”
Poland: “Although Robert Lewandowski invests most days closeted in the group resort, he is a common existence below. When darkness drops, and also it comes down early in the Gulf currently of year, large pictures of the Poland captain and also document goalscorer light up the sides of high-rises lining the city’s Corniche.” Louise Taylor reports from Doha.
Very early group information: A persisting groin injury has actually maintained Wolves striker Raul Jimenez sidelined considering that completion of August and also it continues to be to be seen if he will certainly include for Mexico today. Henry M artin, that plays his club football for América in his indigenous Mexico, is most likely to launch front for El Tri while Jimenez can obtain a gone out off the bench.
Poland have a complete 26-man team to pick from however shed Spezia goalkeeper Bartłomiej Drągowski, Lens demonstrator Adam Buksa and also Bochum midfielder Jacek Goralski to injury in the accumulation to the competition. Without a Globe Mug to his name, Robert Lewandowski will certainly likely lead the line for his nation. The 34-year-old Barcelona stiriker racked up 9 objectives in receiving these finals.
Umpire: Christopher Beath (Australia)
Aide umpires: Anton Shchetinin and also Ashley Beecham
4th authorities: Stéphanie Frappart
Video Clip Aide Umpire: Shaun Evans
Made from practically 1,000 delivery containers (there’s a hint to the precise number in its name), Arena 974 is the very first momentary arena in Globe Mug background and also plays host to today’s suit in between Mexico and also Poland. The minds of both collections of gamers and also their followers will certainly likely have actually been well and also absolutely boggled by Saudi Arabia’s practically unimaginable gain Argentina earlier today, placing an end to the South American country’s 36-match keep up a success couple of in their best minds can have forecasted.
Disputing their 8th successive Globe Mug, Mexico have actually been knocked senseless in the Round of 16 on each of the previous 7 celebrations. Poland, by comparison, have actually not constructed of the team phases considering that 1986, when the Globe Mug was held by the nation they encounter this mid-day. Kick-off goes to 4pm (GMT) however remain listened the meanwhile for group information and also accumulation.