Here’s what’s happened today at the FIFA World Cup — and what’s happening tomorrow.
Today’s games saw the biggest upset of the tournament so far, with Argentina losing to Saudi Arabia, and Australia were on the wrong end of a 4-1 clash with France.
Games played on Wednesday November 23, 2022
Argentina 1 (Messi 10′ pen)
Saudi Arabia 2 (Al Shehri 48′, Al Dawsari 53′)
France 4 (Rabiot 27′, Giroud 32′, 71′, Mbappé 68′)
Australia 1 (Goodwin 9′)
Germany and Japan come face to face in a competitive international for the first time as the two countries get their FIFA World Cup 2022 up and running with their opening Group E fixture in Khalifa International Stadium.
Spain, the 2010 winners, kick off their 12th successive FIFA World Cup finals campaign against Costa Rica, the team that beat New Zealand’s All Whites to qualify for Qatar, in Doha’s Al Thumama Stadium. The teams are meeting for the first time in a competitive international.
2018 FIFA World Cup runners-up Croatia kick off their 2022 finals campaign against fellow six-time qualifiers Morocco in an opening Group F encounter at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
Canada return to the FIFA World Cup finals for the first time in 36 years with an opening Group F fixture against 2018 semi-finalists Belgium in Al Rayyan’s Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.
READ MORE: How John Herdman went from New Zealand’s Lotto NRFL to lead Canada to World Cup >>>>
Games to be played on Thursday November 24. 2022
Germany v Japan
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, 2am (NZT)
Spain v Costa Rica
Al Thumama Stadium, Al Thumama, 5am (NZT)
Belgium v Canada
Al Rayyan Stadium, Ar-Rayyan, 8am (NZT)
Switzerland v Cameroon
Al Wakrah Sports Complex, Al Wakrah, 11pm (NZT)
More from the World Cup
READ MORE: The fan who’ll proudly represent New Zealand at the World Cup >>>>
READ MORE: Our previous World Cup stories >>>>