World Cup: Australia to play Argentina in knockouts, Mexico win but miss out on last-16

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World Cup action in Qatar on November 30, 2022
World Cup action in Qatar on November 30, 2022   -   Copyright  AP Photo

France have progressed as Group D winners despite losing 1-0 to Tunisia at the Education City stadium.

Despite a goal from Wabi Khazri just before the hour mark, they didn't pass to the knockouts as Australia beat Denmark at the Al Janoub Stadium. 

It was the second time the Socceroos qualified for the knockout stages.

This means that Australia will next take on Argentina after Lionel Messi's teammates beat Poland 2-0.

The winner will face either the Netherlands or USA in the quarter-finals.

While the Socceroos will be underdogs against Argentina, Lionel Messi's team has dropped points already, losing to Saudi Arabia in their opening match.

The seven times Ballon d'Or winner missed an early penalty before Brighton's Alexis Mac Allister and Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez both netted to secure the top spot in group C.

Meanwhile, three points for Mexico weren't enough as they get knocked out of the World Cup on a goal difference during the match with Saudi Arabia

Despite losing, Poland is through on goal difference having finished level on points with Mexico.

Robert Lewandowski's men will next lock horns with defending champions France on Sunday.