World Cup final: Argentina to play in Qatar
Posted On July 23, 2021
Doha, Qatar – A huge roar from a crowd of more than 50,000 people was the biggest single emotion of the World Cup finals in Qatar.
It was the roar of support for the Argentina team, whose World Cup title hopes are at an all-time low after the first defeat in seven years.
The crowd chanted the national anthem, the national colours and the national motto.
“We can be proud of ourselves,” said Argentine striker Luis Suarez, who was awarded a penalty by referee Marc Goddard after the Uruguay striker went to ground after being fouled by Brazil defender Lucas Moura.
Suarez said the crowd had “changed a lot”.
“The fans have been very positive and have been really good for us,” he said.
“I think we have a great team and the players have a lot of faith in each other.”
The match will be the final game in a four-match series between Argentina and Qatar, and the final for both countries to win a World Cup.
The teams are separated by an average of 2,500km (1,600 miles) and have played every other match since 2011.
The Uruguayan team’s fans chanted: “We’re all Uruguay!”
The Argentina fans chanted “Go to the World!”
Argentina’s World Cup dreams are over.
It will be Argentina versus Qatar again in the next World Cup in Brazil.
Suarez was awarded the penalty after a tackle by Moura, and Suarez was taken to hospital to be checked out.
The Brazilian player is recovering after being hit in the head by a challenge from Uruguay’s Marcelo.
Uruguay captain Marcelo was also sent off, after he appeared to challenge Suarez.
“It’s sad that they’re going to play against each other again,” Uruguay captain Marcelino said.
Uruguay and Argentina met in the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals.
Suarez had just scored a third-minute winner in a 1-0 victory for Uruguay against Brazil, and he has scored 11 goals in 18 appearances for Argentina.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said his team would go for a “strong result” on Thursday.
Argentina beat Brazil 2-1 on penalties to win the last four games of the qualifying campaign. “
To do that we need to play the way we do,” Scolare said.
Argentina beat Brazil 2-1 on penalties to win the last four games of the qualifying campaign.
The World Cup semi-finals are played on June 16 in Australia.