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FIFA World Cup: Ronaldo, Messi take LAST SHOT at World Cup glory, world champions France, Germany, Brazil headline BIG MATCHES in Week 1 – Check OUT

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FIFA World Cup: FIFA World Cup 2022 is likely to be the last time the football world will witness the magic of Cristiano Ronaldo and…

FIFA World Cup: FIFA World Cup 2022 will in all likelihood be the last time the football world will witness the magic of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. And much to the delight of fans, the Portuguese and Argentinian talismans will be in action in Week 1. In addition to that, defending champions France, OPTA predicted winners Brazil and four-time champions will also feature in their respective group stage matches. Watch FIFA WC LIVE streaming on Jio Cinema & LIVE updates with Akashera.IN

Week 1 action at the 2022 FIFA World Cup begins with hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador in the Group A match on the opening day, while there will be double headers in action on Monday. But the FIFA World Cup action will grow as the week progresses with four matches scheduled each day from Tuesday to Saturday in Week 1.

However, let’s take a look at the top five matches of Week 1 of the marquee event.

FIFA World Cup: Ronaldo, Messi start LAST chance for World Cup glory, world champions France, Germany, Brazil headline BIG MATCHES in Week 1 – Check OUT

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Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

  • Date: November 22
  • Kick-off: 15:30 (IST)

Two-time champions Argentina begin their campaign at the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Saudi Arabia in their Group C clash on Tuesday. The match is naturally expected to gather a large crowd and viewership with Messi and Saudi Arabia in action. It will also be important from Argentina’s point of view as they look to level their record in Group C. The Copa America champions will opt for a 4-3-3 formation with Giovani Lo Celso, the traditional No.10, missing out of the 26-man squad. Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni would otherwise have chosen a 4-2-3-1 formation.

France vs Denmark

  • Date: November 26
  • Kick-off: 21:30 (IST)

Defending champions France and Denmark will be in action for one of the tightest contests in Group D. Les Bleus will be without the services of their 2018 World Cup hero N’Golo Kante and attacking midfielder Paul Pogba for the marquee event. The likes of RB Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen and Brentford’s Christian Norgaard could play a key role in the Danish squad alongside Christian Eriksen. The strong French XI, which will include the likes of Benjamin Pavard and Theo Hernandez with the likes of Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann up front, will be the favorites to win the competition.

Brazil vs Serbia

  • Date: 25 November
  • Kick-off: 12:30 PM (IST)

Five-time champions Brazil are one of the favorites to win the FIFA World Cup 2022. The Tite-coached team will begin their campaign against Serbia in the Group G clash. Tite will have a big problem at the World Cup with Alisson Becker (Liverpool) and Ederson (Manchester City) among the goalkeepers in the squad. With Raphina, Richarlison, Vinicius Jr and Gabriel Jesus in the forward line, Brazil can annihilate any opposition. Serbia, coached by Dragan Stojković, will use their strengths. The attacking trio of Aleksandar Mitrović, Dušan Tadić and Dušan Vlahović will be key for Serbian team in the World Cup.

Germany vs Japan

  • Date: 23 November
  • Kick-off: 18:30 (IST)

Four-time champions Germany will look to reverse their last World Cup appearance and look for redemption at FIFA World Cup 2022. The Germans were knocked out in the group stage at the 2018 World Cup but will look to start their campaign on a high against Japan in Group E – the match on 23 November. The Hansi Flick coaches will bet on 17-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko, 19-year-old Jamal Musiala along with Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry. As for Japan, a lot of weight will be on the shoulders of veteran defender Yuto Nagatomo and winger Junya Ito.

Portugal vs Ghana

  • Date: 24 November
  • Kick-off: 21:30 (IST)

Cristiano Ronaldo-starred Portugal begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign against Ghana in the Group H match. Ronaldo missed the FIFA World Cup warm-up match with a stomach bug but will be available for the opening match against Ghana. The fixture is touted to be a lopsided affair with Fernando Santo overwhelming favourites.

FIFA World Cup: Ronaldo, Messi start LAST chance for World Cup glory, world champions France, Germany, Brazil headline BIG MATCHES in Week 1 – Check OUT

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