Mexico vs Poland, FIFA World Cup, Live Updates: Robert Lewandowski had the opportunity to put Poland in the lead from the spot but his penalty was saved by Guillermo Ochoa. The first half largely belonged to Mexico who didn’t just produce the only shot on target but also dominated possession. Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny made a late save in the first half to keep the scoreboard blank. Robert Lewandowski, arguably the biggest star in the match, hasn’t been able to make an impact in the game so far. (LIVE MATCHCENTRE)
Here are the LIVE Score Updates of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Football Match between Mexico and Poland straight from Stadium 974 in Rass Abou Aboud
FIFA World Cup LIVE: Alexis Vega substituted!
Uriel Antuna substitutes Alexis Vega for Mexico. We have 6 minutes more for the end of regulation time. The scoreline is still 0-0.
FIFA World Cup LIVE: Poland attack gets thwarted again
Poland putting together a few attacks in the last 15-20 minutes of the game. But, Mexico defenders are quite alert in thwarting their attempts. Still all to play for in the game.
FIFA World Cup LIVE: Wojciech Szczesny with another big save
Wojciech Szczesny with a brilliant save to deny Henry Martin. Both goalkeepers have done phenomenal to keep the score level in the game so far.
Mexico vs Poland: Lewandowski’s penalty saved by Ochoa
Robert Lewandowski, Poland’s designated penalty-taker, sees his penalty get saved by Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. Poor penalty from the Pole and Ochoa is the hero.
Mexico vs Poland LIVE: Lewandowski earns penalty
Robert Lewandowski goes down in the penalty box following a tussle with a Mexican defender. VAR check takes place for a possible penalty and the decision goes in favour of the Pole.
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FIFA World Cup LIVE: Poland make one half-time substitute
One change for Poland right at the start of the second half. Krystian Bielik comes in as a substitute, replacing Nicola Zalewski.
Mexico vs Poland: Easy save for Szczesny
A nice shot by Mexico right-back Jorge Sanchez from an acute angle but Wojciech Szczesny made a comfortable save. This is probably the first shot on target from either of the two teams.
Mexico vs Poland: Still no shot on target
No shots on target for either of the two teams. Mexico still enjoying the majority of possession. Plenty of time being spent in the middle of the pitch, very little in the two 18-yard boxes.
FIFA World Cup LIVE: Big miss for Mexico
Mexico with an excellent opportunity to open the scoring but Alexis Vega’s header is just wide. Big opportunity gone begging. Poland goalkeeper is relieved.
Qatar World Cup LIVE: Mexico dominating possession
Mexico have enjoyed hefty possession so far. It’s about 60:40 at the moment in favour of the South Americans. Robert Lewandowski has been marked very carefully by the Mexicans so far.
Mexico vs Poland: Edge-to-edge action
No clear favourites so far. The two teams are producing edge-to-edge action with continuous attacks on both ends of the pitch. No chance worthy of scoring a goal so far though.
FIFA World Cup LIVE: Mexico thwart Poland’s attack
Jakub Kaminski couldn’t make the most of a beautiful pass from Robert Lewandowski. Poland broke forward but Mexico defenders were quick to recover and thwart the attack.
Mexico vs Poland LIVE: Needless foul by Zielinski
A clumsy foul by Piotr Zielinski of Poland right at the beginning. He has the referee’s attention and would need to be wary of making such mistakes now.
Mexico vs Poland: Referee Stéphanie Frappart makes history
Stéphanie Frappart of France is the first woman to officiate at a men’s World Cup. She’s the fourth official for the match between Mexico and Poland. Frappart is one of three female head referees at the Qatar World Cup. Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita and Rwanda’s Salima Mukasanga are the other two.
FIFA World Cup LIVE: Chris Beath the referee
Chris Beath will be the referee officiating the game today. There are no clear favourites in the game although Robert Lewandowski’s experience does put Poland a little ahead.
The Stadium 974 Story
The Stadium 974, where the match is being held, is the first-ever temporary venue to host a World Cup contest. It has been made from 974 recycled shipping containers and will be used to host matches throughout the tournament, post which, the stadium will be dismantled and transported to be rebuilt in Maldonado, Uruguay which will host the 2030 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup LIVE: Here are the line-ups
Mexico XI: Ochoa; Sánchez, Montes, Héctor Moreno, Gallardo; Héctor Herrera, Edson Álvarez, Chávez; Lozano, Henry Martin, Vega
Poland XI: Szczesny; Bereszynski, Glik, Kiwior, Cash; Kaminski, Krychowiak, S.Szymanski, Zielinski, Zalewski; Lewandowski
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