Group C begins play Tuesday with Argentina-Saudi Arabia kicking things off early and Mexico-Poland getting going in the early afternoon window. This will be Lionel Messi’s last World Cup in his illustrious career and many are hoping the star can capture the one title which has eluded him thus far. Mexico and Poland are expected to be in a tough fight for second place in this group.
Argentina are listed at -250 to win Group C on DraftKings Sportsbook, with Poland checking in at +400 and Mexico coming in at +450. However, it is Mexico who are slightly favored to advance out of the group over Poland. El Tri are -120 to get to the knockout round while Poland are -110.
Here are the standings and upcoming schedule for Group C at the 2022 World Cup.
Group C standings
- Argentina, 2-0-1, 5 GF, 2 GA, +3 GD, 6 points
- Poland, 1-1-1, 2 GF, 2 GA, 0 GD, 4 points
- Mexico, 1-1-1, 2 GF, 3 GA, -1 GD, 4 point
- Saudi Arabia, 1-0-2, 3 GF, 5 GA, -2 GD, 3 points
Group C schedule
Tuesday, November 22
Saudi Arabia 2, Argentina 1
Mexico 0, Poland 0
Saturday, November 26
Poland 2, Saudi Arabia 0 — Saudi Arabia dominated possessions (64%-36%) and shots (16 total, 5 on goal vs. 9 total, 3 on goal), but Poland made the most of their opportunities. Piotr Zielinski scored in the 39th minute and Robert Lewandowski added some insurance in the 82nd minute. Poland now awaits Argentina-Mexico to determine whether they need a win or draw against Argentina on Wednesday, or if they can advance to the knockout stage with a loss.
Argentina 2, Mexico 0 — Lionel Messi scored in the 64th minute and Enzo Fernández added insurance in the 87th minute to beat El Tri. Argentina moves into second place with a two goal edge in goal differential over Saudi Arabia heading into the final round of group stage matches.
Wednesday, November 30
Argentina 2, Poland 0
Mexico 2, Saudi Arabia 1