Lionel Messi’s wife Antonela Roccuzzo and three sons Mateo, Thiago and Ciro were present at the Stadium 974 – Ras Abu Aboud to attend the Argentina vs Poland FIFA World Cup 2022 Group C match on Wednesday. 

Two of the biggest stars – Messi and Robert Lewandowski – in football lock horns to ensure a knockouts berth for their respective sides. If Argentina win, they go through to the round of 16. In case of a draw, their fate will lie in the hands of Mexico, who play Saudi Arabia in the second Group C game at the Lusail Stadium.

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Messi is potentially playing his last FIFA World Cup. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored two goals in this year’s editon. With Argentina’s qualification at stake, the 35-year-old’s family was present to watch the game vs Poland on Wednesday. 


Poland leads the group and a draw is enough to advance to the round of 16. 

 Messi scored the crucial second-half goal to seal a 2-0 win over Mexico last week. Argentina has not been eliminated from the group stage since 2002.

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“I think when the groups were drawn and we were put together, the whole world has been waiting for this match,” Poland coach Czeslaw Michniewicz said.

Poland is trying to advance out of the group stage for the first time since 1986, and the Poles last went unbeaten in all three first round games in 1982 en route to the semifinals. Lewandowski failed to convert a penalty in a 0-0 draw with Mexico, but he scored his first career World Cup goal in a 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia.