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Lionel Messi, Argentina stunned by Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

Lionel Messi, Argentina stunned by Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

Lionel Messi, Argentina stunned by Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

Lionel Messi (10) watches the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Jamaica on September 27. (Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Groups C and D get underway on Tuesday in the first of four matches at the 2022 World Cup. Argentina were one of the heavy favorites to win the World Cup but were stunned in their opener by Saudi Arabia as Saleh Al Shehri and Salem Al Dawsari found the net in a 2-1 win.

Mexico vs. Poland

11 a.m. ET Tuesday, Fox

This is an incredibly even game. And we wonder if going undefeated will be more important to both teams than taking risks to go for the win. It’s hard to see the loser of this game progressing to the knockout round, so we’ll say both teams play this conservatively and it ends in a draw.

Denmark vs Tunisia

8 a.m. ET Tuesday, FS1

The punters don’t want too many goals scored in this one. Below is at -150. Tunisia could be a covertly solid team, although they are clearly the third best team in the group. Denmark should continue their good form from Euro 2020 and get a win here. We will lead the Danes directly in a 1-0 or 2-0 win.

France vs Australia

2:00 PM ET Tuesday, Fox

At least France don’t have to start the World Cup against Denmark as they play a line-up that looks very different from the team that won the World Cup in 2018. As you probably know by now, Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante are all out with injuries, and Raphael Varane and Joules Kounde are recovering from injuries. France should win this one easily and under 2.5 goals at +105 looks our favourite. This is a team that tends to play conservatively even with all its stars in the lineup.



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