As noted by Vn88 Sabaly, the ball was crossed from the right to Dieng’s header, but the ball went over the crossbar by Dutch goalkeeper Noppert.
The late goal on the penalty spot of captain midfielder Gareth Bale helped Wales struggle to hold the US team 1-1 in the opening match of Group B, World Cup 2022.
Due to the stalemate in finding attack options, Wales was forced to use the familiar piece of hitting the wing to head. In the 64th minute, Ben Davies had a headshot at close range but could not beat the excellence of goalkeeper Matt Turner on the US side.
After that, Wales still tried to increase the pressure on the US goal. The turning point of the game came in the 80th minute when defender Walker Zimmerman fouled Gareth Bale in the box. Immediately following information from Vn88.cx, referee Abdulrahman Al-Jassim gave the red shirt team a penalty.
It was Gareth Bale who received the responsibility of kicking 11m. The 33-year-old star launched a decisive shot to beat goalkeeper Matt Turner, leveling the score 1-1 for Wales.
In the last few minutes of the game, Wales still pressed the US team but could not score more goals. Therefore, the score 1-1 was kept until the final whistle of referee Al-Jassim sounded.
Sharing after the game, young star Cody Gakpo, who scored the turning point, said: “In the situation where I scored, I saw Mendy come out and in just a moment I had to decide to jump in to finish. Vn88cx said it was a ball that could lead to injury risks but also a great opportunity to score. All I needed to do was touch the ball and I did it. .
I think the whole team played well today. If I can continue to contribute goals for the team, that is a positive sign.”
Meanwhile, Senegal coach Aliou Cisse was disappointed with the strikers’ performance. He thinks that Ismaila Sarr, Krepin Diatta need to finish better in the next matches.
In the second match, Senegal will meet host Qatar while the Netherlands will face Ecuador.
At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, France beat Australia 2-1 thanks to Griezmann’s 11m goal after the referee reviewed VAR and an Australian player’s own goal. It was the first World Cup, FIFA applied VAR to identify controversial situations.
According to the Vn88, France went to Qatar as the world champion and was ranked second by bookies after Brazil in the ability to win the throne this time. However, injuries are eroding the force of coach Didier Deschamps too much. After Kante and Pogba could not be recruited due to injury, the list also had to change when losing three more players, Kimpembe, Nkunku and especially the 2022 Golden Ball Benzema due to injury during training. Mr. Deschamps said after Benzema was forced to leave the 2022 World Cup, “I am really sad for Karim because he is striving to be in this World Cup. Although we have many injuries, I always believe in the players. The remaining players are enough to overcome the challenges ahead in Qatar.” Except for Mbappe’s performance is higher than 4 years ago, but other pillars have fallen in form such as Griezmann, Varane or even captain goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Up to this point, only Vn88.cx has reported on the Australian team whose 2022 World Cup qualifier is not as good as expected. In the last match against the UAE in the qualifying round and Peru in the pla-off, Australia played quite sporadically in attack and only controlled 50% of the ball. Coach Graham Arnold adjusted his attack when Leckie played a virtual number 9 in the match against the UAE and the Duke – Hrustic striker pair in the match against Peru also showed no positive signs.
Australia’s counter-attack defense has improved slightly in the past two friendly matches against neighboring New Zealand. The highlight of Australia is the excellence of goalkeeper Ryan because during qualifying, the 30-year-old has saved an average of 3.1 shots per game.
Compared to the match 4 years ago, this time both are worse. Australia understands its weakness at the world football festival because it has only had 1 draw in the last 6 outings, so it will play defensively. Mr. Arnold continued to hope goalkeeper Ryan would bring confidence to teammates ready to play counter-attack when given the opportunity. Meanwhile, according to a reporter from Vn88.cx, the French attack is waiting for Mbappe’s speed and tenacity to make a difference in this match. Two seasoned players Griezmann and Giroud will try to create space for Mbappe to compete for the title of top scorer in this tournament. It is worth noting that France accelerated in the second half after the first half played poorly. The proof is that during the past year, the world champion has never scored in the first half.