Don’t cry for me Argentina
They will be dancing in the streets of
Newcastle Riyadh tonight. What an incredible and deserved win by Saudi Arabia. The tournament has properly started now.
I don’t think Argentina have lost since 2019, but despite the 14 added minutes they completely ran out of ideas. A pretty shambolic start from one of the tournament favourites. Credit to Saudi, and the goal of the tournament so far from Al Dawsari.
England’s win was enjoyable yesterday. Defensively we will be unpicked, but if we take the game to teams we have plenty of attacking power to score goals. It was natural that Southgate was frustrated with conceding two goals, the VAR penalty was joke, especially in the context of the Maguire one in the 1st half, but I hope he continues to allow us to play on the front foot. It’s at least enjoyable to watch.
The argument between Graeme Souness and Roy Keane was a particular highlight on ITV at half-time of the Argentina game, but VAR and penalties will play a large part of this tournament. And I tell you what if you need a pee with three minutes to go of normal time, then go and do it, because these games are going on forever!