Argentina to face Australia

Argentina booked their spot in the last 16 with a convincing 2-0 over Poland on a night when Lionel Messi had a penalty saved by Wojciech Szczezny.

Lionel Scaloni’s side kicked off the tournament with a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia. In the second match, the two-time world champions beat Mexico 2-0 and avoided the embarrassment of first round elimination.

In the final group match against Poland, it was Alexis McAllister, who opened the scoring with his first international goal just after half-time.

Julian Alvarez put matters beyond doubt when he scored with a with a curling a shot into the corner. Despite the defeat, Poland will join finished as group runners up thanks to their superior goal difference over a Mexico side who also finished on four points.

Argentina will face Australia in the round of 16 while Poland takes on France.

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