Mexico missed out on the World Cup knockout phase despite a spirited 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia as Poland progressed by virtue of a superior goal difference.
The Sky Sports writers reflect on Wednesday's World Cup action as Lionel Messi inspires Argentina and Didier Deschamps comes under scrutiny for France.
Lionel Messi's superb long-range strike helped revive Argentina's flagging World Cup hopes as they claimed a crucial 2-0 win over Mexico at the Lusail Stadium.
Guillermo Ochoa saved a Robert Lewandowski penalty as Mexico and Poland played out a 0-0 draw in their World Cup Group C opener in Doha.
Sky Sports writers analyse Tuesday's World Cup action as France beat Australia 4-1, while Argentina were surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Saudi Arabia.
The United States and Mexico both booked tickets to this year's World Cup in Qatar in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying on Wednesday.