World Cup 2022: Why Argentina defeat to Saudi Arabia is bad news for England

    WORLD  24 November 2022 - 03:04

    England face the prospect of Argentina being on their side of the World Cup knockout draw after the South Americans suffered a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia.

    Argentina were beaten 2-1 by Saudi Arabia on November 22, meaning they face a fight to finish top of Group C - which also contains Poland and Mexico, Evening Standard reports.

    That could be bad news for England who, after beating Iran 6-2 on Monday afternoon, have their sights set on topping Group B.

    That would setup a showdown with the runners-up of Group A (most likely Ecuador or the Netherlands) in the last-16 and, if England win that tie, they would face either the winner of Group D or the second-placed team from Group C in the quarter-finals.

    Argentina could well be that Group C side after they suffered a surprise loss to Saudi Arabia, despite Lionel Messi opening the scoring and finding the net at possibly his last ever World Cup.

    The winners of Group D are tipped to be current holders France and that would setup the mouth-watering prospect of them facing Argentina in the last-16.

    England, should they make it that far, would then face the winner of that game in the quarter-finals on December 10.

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