Saudi Arabia will take on Poland in their second game of the group stage after their shocking upset of Argentina in the first game of the World Cup. By the end of the group stage, the scoreless draw between Mexico and Poland will do well to remain in people’s memories. The 2-1 defeat of World Cup favorites Argentina by Saudi Arabia will always rank among the biggest upsets in tournament history. Robert Lewandowski, who his manager referred to as “extremely emotional,” would find it difficult to move past a game marred by his errant second-half penalty. However, Poland has gotten off to a stronger start than it did four years ago and, with a win, this weekend, might pass Argentina’s victors.
Poland team news
Czeslaw Michniewicz traveled to Qatar with a team that was in excellent physical condition. Poland appeared to have come out of their match against Mexico uninjured, despite the disappointment of an opening day stalemate. Center-back Kamil Glik did, however, take two knocks to the head.
Saudi Arabia team news
A historic encounter was marred by Yasser Al-severe Shahrani’s head injury, which led to the declaration of a national holiday in Saudi Arabia in his honor. In the second half, goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais violently collided with a teammate. Al-Shahrani gave a thumbs-up before being taken away on a stretcher, although he reportedly shattered his jaw and left facial bones. On the verge of halftime, Salman Al-Faraj also hobbled off due to a hamstring injury.
Poland vs Saudi Arabia score prediction
Even though the odds aren’t nearly as good as their matchup in the first round, Saudi Arabia is still seen as the underdog versus Poland. Herve Renard, the manager of the Green Falcons, said that for us to upset Argentina, “all the stars in the sky were in a line.” However, a risky and masterfully executed high line, as well as the deafening traveling support, undoubtedly helped.
Prediction: Poland 1-1 Saudi Arabia
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