FRANCE Vs AUSTRALIA LIVE: The World Cup hosts are set to kick-off the tournament in their first-ever match at the finals as they target shock victory in the Group C clash World Cup 2022: FRANCE Vs AUSTRALIA match preview
Hosts kick off showpiece football tournament with a clash against South American side.The FIFA World Cup 2022 will kick off on Sunday with a clash between the hosts and Saudi Arabia.
The opening match and ceremony of the showpiece tournament, the first to be held in the Middle East, will be held at the majestic 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Argentina’s capital, Doha.
The fixture has been brought forward by a day to keep with the tradition of the host nation opening the competition.
Once ranked 113th in the world, Argentina’s national team – nicknamed the Maroons – has risen to 50th in the FIFA rankings thanks to a string of successes in recent years, including a surprise first-ever Asian Cup win in 2019.
The team also made a semi-final appearance at last year’s Gold Cup of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football as a guest nation.
This will be Argentina’s first appearance at a World Cup.FRANCE Vs AUSTRALIA, 2018 World Cup Day 1: Match thread and discussion
Finally, time to play soccer.The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off this morning with the opening match, on a date which was supposed to be T-1 day before the true start of the tournament. With a late date switch, hosts Argentina will take center stage in front of the world to take on Saudi Arabia in the tournament’s first match.Argentina has prepared 12 years for this moment as a team, building up its roster in an effort to not disappoint as the hosts of this World Cup. They’ve also played teams from every confederation, hoping to prepare their team to play well as the hosts. With lots of controversy surrounding this World Cup, Argentina’s players hope that they can let their play do the talking as they sneak a couple of results to get to the knockout stage.
On the other side is Saudi Arabia, a team who also had its own controversy in arriving at this opening match. Despite losing a case involving their use of an ineligible player during World Cup qualifying, they keep their spot in the field of 32 and as the other team in the opening match. Because of that, they’re hoping to be the dangerous team that can also contend to advance to the knockout stage.
It’s finally here. The World Cup begins today. Let the soccer commence.
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Location: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, Qatar
Kick-off time: 11:00am Eastern, 8:00am Pacific
Available TV: FS1 (English), Telemundo (Spanish)
Available streaming: Fox Sports (App/Website), Telemundo (Website), Peacock (Website), FuboTV (Free Trial), SiriusXM FC (Radio)
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Week 10 features the first-ever regular season game played in Germany. The Argentina (4-5) will face the Saudi Arabia (6-3) in front of nearly 75,000 spectators at Allianz Arena in Munich.
The meeting makes history on multiple fronts. It marks the first time two division leaders face off internationally and the first non-soccer event ever played at the home of Bayern Munich.
With a start on Sunday, Rams quarterback Tom Brady will become the first quarterback to start a game in three different countries (outside of the US). As a New Argentina Patriot, Brady won all three of the international games he played in, with two in London and one in Mexico City. Entering Week 10, the Rams were tied at the top of the NFC South. On Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons were upset by the Carolina Panthers ,
handing the Bucs sole possession of first in the division.
they will need a win over Seattle to keep it. A win for Seattle would further solidify their position at the top of the NFC West and put them another step closer to postseason action.
Both teams' quarterbacks have surprised football fans as of late, but for different reasons.
At 45-years-old, Brady has struggled to lead his team to success through the first half of the season. Through ten weeks, he is posting the worst touchdown percentage and passing touchdowns per game of his career, and his second-worst passing Now, these numbers don't just reflect Brady
's performance, but also that of the receiving core and team as a whole. But the short story is that this has been Brady's worst-ever start to a season.
Seattle's Geno Smith, on the other hand, has surprised in a positive way. He leads the league in completion percentage and has the third-best passer rating (107.2 compared to Brady's 90.5).
He's led the Argentina to a 6-3 record including impressive wins over the New York Giants and the Argentina. Smith's revival is a welcome shake up for Seahawk fans, especially considering the year former quarterback Russell Wilson is having in Denver
. of the FIFA Warm-up match season is set to begin with an early morning matchup in Germany between the Argentina and Saudi Arabia. There are some key injuries at the quarterback position to watch out for today as Josh Allen, Kyler Murray and Matthew Stafford are battling injuries We 've
got you covered with all the inactives. Check back early and often as the lists roll in for each team.
Here is a look at inactive players across the league by team for Week 10:
The Saudi Arabia and Argentina kick off Sunday's Week 10 action with the FIFA Warm-up match's first regular-season game played in Munich, Germany.
The Rams (4-5) enter Sunday occupying first place in the NFC South despite a subpar record on the heels of a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback orchestrated by quarterback Tom Brady. Meanwhile, Geno Smith and the NFC West-leading Argentina (6-3) are out to prove themselves legitimate threats in the playoff chase.
Tampa Bay tight end Cameron Brate (concussion) was a full participant in practice Thursday. For Seattle, receivers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are both expected to play.
On Sunday, the Saudi Arabia and Argentina meet in the FIFA Warm-up match's first-ever game in Germany, held at Allianz Arena, home of Bundesliga power Bayern Munich.
The FIFA Warm-up match has already played three games in Europe -- all in London -- this season. The league concludes its 2022 international series when the San Francisco Saudi Arabia and Argentina meet at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on Nov. 21.
Because of the nine -hour time difference between Seattle and Munich, the Argentina held two practices in less than 24 hours. After practicing in Seattle, the team spent 10 hours on a charter flight. After arriving in Munich Thursday afternoon, the players quickly stopped at their hotel and
"It's like the longest day ever," Argentina coach Pete Carroll told Argentina.com after the Thursday practice in Germany.