Argentina shocked, France start with a win

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    Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history, coming from a goal behind to beat Argentina in a fantastic Group C opener this morning.

    The South Americans owned the first half, taking the lead in the 10th minute after Lionel Messi converted a penalty.

    They also had three goals ruled out as offside.

    However, Saudi Arabia flipped the game in the second half – Saleh Al-Shehri levelled in the 48th minute, and Salem Al Dawsari fired them ahead just five minutes later.

    This shock win has now now thrown Group C wide open.

    In other match-day action:

    Denmark and Tunisia shared points after their encounter ended in a goalless draw. There were multiple shots from both sides, with just a few on target. Denmark would have had the edge for a large portion of the match but failed to take the win.

    Mexico vs Poland also ended in a goalless draw, thanks in large part to veteran goalkeeper GuillermoOchoa, who saved a penalty from Robert Lewandowski to keep
    Mexico in the game.


    Finally,
    the last match of the day saw defending champions France come from a goal down to beat Australia 4-1. The Aussies took an early lead in the 9th minute courtesy Craig Goodwin. France however recovered well as Olivier Giroud picked up a brace, while Adrien Rabiot and Kylian Mbappe contributed a goal each.