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It’s a goal! Three of the best goals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup so far | Football news

NEW DELHI: The ongoing FIFA world cup Qatar has entered its second week and there have been some exciting performances so far in the extravaganza’s 22nd edition, with quite a few old records rewritten and new ones made.
From teams like Argentina and Germany suffer group stage setbacks against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo — the first man to score in five World Cups and Oliver Giroud — Matching Thierry Henry’s all-time goalscoring record for France — the tournament has been a rollercoaster ride for millions of fans across continents so far, and it promises to get even better.
And to go along with that, there have been some spectacular goals that have forced commentators to jump off their seats in delight and surprise and sent shivers down the spines of fans watching in the stadiums and on their television sets, across the whole world.
TimesofIndia.com takes a look at three of the best goals scored in the tournament so far:
Richarlison screamer vs Serbia (Brazil vs Serbia)
Brazilian striker Richarlison de Andrade produced arguably one of the best goals in FIFA World Cup history in the five-time championship opener against Serbia. The 25-year-old scored twice in Brazil’s comfortable 2-0 win. The biggest talking point, however, was Richarlison’s second hit on target.
The bicycle kick Richarlison hit in the 73rd minute was simply an excellent effort where he skillfully controlled the cross with his left leg into the Serbian penalty area and then found the net with his right foot over his head, beating a Serbian defender and the goalkeeper. comfortable.
Watch Richarlison’s goal here: (Image Courtesy: FIFA)

Richarlison’s wonder goal was followed by a huge roar from the Brazilian fans in the stadium as he sealed the match’s fate with his acrobatic strike.
Messi thunderbolt against Mexico (Argentina vs Mexico)
Argentina’s World Cup campaign got off to a torrid start as they opened with a shock 1-2 defeat to Saudi Arabia. However, their campaign was given new life with a 2-0 victory over Mexico in their second group game. And the breath of fresh air for Argentina’s campaign came through a goal from Lionel Messi in the second half against the Mexicans.
The Argentinian skipper produced a beautiful strike from just outside the Mexican penalty area in the 64th minute. Messi’s left-footed shot easily hit the goalkeeper and ended up in the bottom right of the net.
Watch Messi’s miraculous strike here: (Image Courtesy: FIFA)

Enzo Fernandez later scored the second goal for the two-time champions as they finished with a 2–0 sweep of Mexico and their first full runs.
Salem Al-Dawsari historic winner against Argentina (Saudi Arabia vs Argentina)
Winger Salem Al-Dawsari made his name in the history books when his 53rd minute goal against Argentina caused one of the biggest upsets of the FIFA World Cup.
With both teams tied after goals from Lionel Messi (10’P) and Saleh Alshehri (48′), Salem’s right-footed strike from the edge of the box to the far right corner of the Argentina net stunned the Messi-led side.
Watch Al-Dawsari’s goal here: (Footage Courtesy: FIFA)

Impressively dodging three defenders, Salem’s precise shot past the goalkeeper gave Saudi Arabia an unforgettable victory against the two-time champions, which many pundits have labeled as possibly the biggest upset ever in a World Cup match. The 31-year-old then completed the goal with a backflip.

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