FIFA World Cup 2022: Group standings and recaps from the key games of the first round |  PFF News & Analysis

FIFA World Cup 2022: Group standings and recaps from the key games of the first round | PFF News & Analysis

The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar on Sunday, Nov. 20, and with it came PFF’s first foray into soccer articles.

Here are PFF’s recaps from all the key matches from the first round, including Saudi Arabia’s shocking victory over Argentina. You can also find the current group standings after the first round of games.

Updated: 12:00am Friday, November 25

Belgium 1, Canada 0

Even though Canada created most of the scoring opportunities, their first game in the men’s World Cup since 1986 ended in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Belgium, one of the pre-tournament favorites.

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Spain 7, Costa Rica 0

A dominant Spain recorded the biggest win of the World Cup so far, defeating a lackluster Costa Rica 7-0.

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Japan 2, Germany 1

On Wednesday, it was Japan’s turn to flip football’s hierarchy on its head, as they secured a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over four-time world champions Germany.

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France 4, Australia 1

Defending champions France overcame a slow start to power past Australia 4-1 in their Group D opener on Tuesday.

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Saudi Arabia 2, Argentina 1

Saudi Arabia pulled off an all-time World Cup upset on Tuesday, stunning traditional footballing superpower Argentina with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory.

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USA 1, Wales 1

The USA and Wales drew their opening game in Group B, with Gareth Bale the hero for the Welsh once again.

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England 6, Iran 2

Bukayo Saka scored twice as England coasted to a 6-2 victory over Iran in the opening game of Group B.

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Group A

PlaceTeamPlWDLFANDGDPts
1Netherlands11002023
2Ecuador11002023
3Senegal100102-20
4Qatar100102-20

Group B

PlaceTeamPlWDLFANDGDPts
1England11006243
2Wales10101101
3United States of America10101101
4Iran100126-40

Group C

PlaceTeamPlWDLFANDGDPts
1Saudi Arabia11002113
2Poland10100001
3Mexico10100001
4Argentina100112-10

Group D

PlaceTeamPlWDLFANDGDPts
1France11004133
2Tunisia10100001
3Denmark10100001
4Australia100114-30

Group E

PlaceTeamPlWDLFANDGDPts
1Spain11007073
2Japan11002113
3Germany100112-10
4Costa Rica100107-70

Group F

PlaceTeamPlWDLFANDGDPts
1Belgium11001013
2Croatia10100001
3Morocco10100001
4Canada100101-10

Group G

PlaceTeamPlWDLFANDGDPts
1Brazil11002023
2Switzerland11001013
3Cameroon100101-10
4Serbia100102-20

Group H

PlaceTeamPlWDLFANDGDPts
1Portugal11003213
2Republic of Korea10100001
3Uruguay10100001
4Ghana100123-10

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