World Cup live scores, updates: Argentina needs rebound vs. Mexico; Lewandowski searches for first goal




It's time to start looking ahead to the FIFA World Cup knockout round.

Continuing the second phase of group stage games, defending champion France are looking to remain steady against Denmark. Meanwhile, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski is still searching for his first World Cup goal after being denied by Guillermo Ochoa in the opening game. But he faces favorite underdogs, Saudi Arabia.

Argentina wraps up Day 7, viewing their match against Mexico as a "final." Will Lionel Messi fall short of a World Cup trophy early in what's likely his final tournament?

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Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts disappointed during the World Cup group C soccer match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Nov.  

Tunisia vs. Australia - 5 a.m.

As one of four Arab teams in the first World Cup in the Middle East, Tunisia looks to build off the home-field advantage they felt against Denmark. Tunisia is looking to advance to the knockout stage for the first time in its sixth World Cup appearance.

Meanwhile, Australia is looking for its third World Cup victory in 18 games.

Time: Saturday, Nov. 26 at 5 a.m. ET

Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium

How to watch: FOX and Telemundo or stream on fuboTV and Peacock (Spanish)

Poland vs. Saudi Arabia - 8 a.m.

Can Saudi Arabia shock the world again? Coach Herve Renard is being realistic after his side completed a stunning comeback win against Argentina.

"Nothing has changed. We are still the lowest team in the group in terms of ranking and experience," coach Herve Renard said. "The only good thing at the end of this stage is to finish number one or two."

On the other side, Poland is looking to Robert Lewandowski for answers. After being denied by Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa on a penalty, the Polish striker has not scored in four World Cup appearances.

Time: Saturday, Nov. 26 at 8 a.m. ET

Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium

How to watch: FOX and Telemundo or stream on fuboTV and Peacock (Spanish)

France vs. Denmark - 11 a.m.

Defending champions France got their statement win against Australia after conceding the opening goal. But at what cost? With Paul Pogba, N'golo Kante and Karim Benzema already out injured, Les Bleus lost defender Lucas Hernandez who injured his ACL against the Socceroos.

In the fourth World Cup meeting between France and Denmark, Christian Eriksen will have to step up again for the Danes.

Time: Saturday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. ET

Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium

How to watch: FOX and Telemundo or stream on fuboTV and Peacock (Spanish)

Argentina vs. Mexico - 2 p.m.

The loss to Saudi Arabia left Argentina searching for answers.

"It could define our faith in this World Cup," Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez. "We need to stay calm, recover and think about what's coming. What's coming is Mexico, so we have to focus on getting the win no matter what."

Mexico meanwhile, is hoping to keep its knockout stage streak going, having advanced in the past eight World Cups.

Time: Saturday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. ET

Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium

How to watch: FOX and Telemundo or stream on fuboTV and Peacock (Spanish)

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: World Cup updates: Lionel Messi, Argentina seek to avoid disaster

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