Poland vs Saudi Arabia FIFA LIVE Football Score 26/11/2022

Poland vs Saudi Arabia FIFA LIVE Football Score 26/11/2022

The World Cup rolls on for Group C as Poland take on group leaders Saudi Arabia on Saturday at Education City Stadium in Qatar. The two teams are meeting for the first time in the World Cup but have played each other four times prior in international friendlies, with Poland winning all the previous meetings. Saudi Arabia opened their group play with a shocking 2-1 win over Argentina, while Poland settled for a 1-1 draw against Mexico.

Poland: The Polish side have a golden opportunity to stake their claim in the group after Argentina’s stunning loss to Saudi Arabia. The team failed to take advantage of the chances in their first game, allowing Mexico to control possession while never looking particularly dangerous in their attack. The best chance came for forward Robert Lewandowski from the penalty spot, but his attempt was saved by Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa. He is still on the hunt for his first-ever World Cup goal. The team will need to be less cautious if they want to go toe-to-toe against a high-pressing Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia: They lead the group after their historical win against Argentina to kickoff group play. All eyes will be on Salem Al-Dawsari after he scored the curling game-winner on Tuesday. The team have a chance to lock up the group with a win, and if they can keep their timing right on their high line, they will break through on goal again. The back line will have to keep Lewandowski at bay, so look for Mohamed Kanno to make things difficult in the middle third for Poland.

Once Rivalry Week concludes Saturday night only conference championship games will stand between some of the top teams in the nation and the College Football Playoff. Those opportunities are dwindling with every Saturday that passes as the penultimate week of the season continues, and some of those aforementioned contenders will be involved in hotly contested rivalry games, the type of contests that can make or break a season.

The biggest game of the day is The Game itself. No. 2 Ohio State hosts No. 3 Michigan with the winner advancing to the Big Ten Championship Game and earning an inside track to the CFP. The loser will watch from the outside and hope some form of chaos allows it to sneak into the four-team field. Jim Harbaugh is looking for his second straight win after leading the Wolverines to their first series victory since 2011 last season, while Ryan Day is hoping to avoid becoming the first Buckeyes coach to lose consecutive games to their rival since John Cooper (1999-2000).

Slotting in second in terms of playoff implications is Saturday night’s rivalry showdown between No. 6 USC and No. 10 Notre Dame. A win could potentially vault the Trojans into the fourth spot of the CFP Rankings next Tuesday, while a loss would again knock the Pac-12 out of playoff contention for the sixth time in eight editions of the event.

Also on deck is No. 7 Alabama visiting Auburn for the Iron Bowl in the SEC on CBS Game of the Week, No. 8 Clemson hosting a South Carolina team that shockingly destroyed Tennessee last week, and the Civil War with No. 9 Oregon visiting No. 21 Oregon State in what’s been a tremendous season already for both programs.

Robert Lewandowski’s Poland will be up against a high-flying Saudi Arabia in a Group C clash at the ongoing FIFA World Cup at the Education City stadium on Friday. Saudi Arabia coming at the back of a massive 2-1 win against Argentina will have momentum riding towards it and will hope replicate the kind of performance that it displayed against Lionel Messi’s side.

Going into the game, the focus will be on Saudi’s Salem Al Dawsari, who provided his side with the much-deserved winning goal against La Albiceleste, with a stunning solo goal in the 53rd minute of the game. Meanwhile Poland is coming into the game after a gruelling goalless draw against Mexico. Lewandowski’s side will have to improve its passing and finishing skills as it was outplayed for the majority of the 90 minutes against Mexico.

This tie will also be an opportunity for Lewandowski to open his account in World Cups. The Barcelona striker was handed a chance to score last game after winning a penalty but Guillermo Ochoa stepped up to deny him of a goal.

Saudi Arabia produced surely the result of the 2022 World Cup when they stunned Lionel Messi’s Argentina this week, but they are not done there.

Herve Renard’s men came from behind to beat the Albiceleste 2-1, scoring with their only two shots for one of the tournament’s biggest ever upsets.

The odds were stacked against Saudi Arabia in that match, as they will be again on matchday two as they tackle Poland.

Saudi Arabia have lost nine of their 10 World Cup matches against European opposition, including each of the past eight in a row.

That dismal run included an 8-0 humiliation at the hands of Germany in 2002, but forward Saleh Al Shehri knows this is a very different team.

“That was a defeat in the past,” said Al Shehri. “I think we, as a country, want to get back and go up to the top as a team.

“And I guess in the 20 years, we worked a lot, we worked hard. Now, in 2022, in Qatar, we made history, and there’s still more to come.”

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