efore Argentina and Mexico’s World Cup 2022 match, a fire breaks out near the stadium.
A sizable fire started at a Qatari building site hours before Argentina’s crucial World Cup match versus Mexico on Saturday at the neighbouring Lusail Stadium.
Officials from Qatar have verified that a fire started in a structure that was still under construction close to the Lusail Stadium, where Argentina will face Mexico on Saturday night.
Argentina faces a crucial World Cup encounter following their shocking World Cup loss to Saudi Arabia. If they lose, they would be eliminated from the competition with one round of group-stage matches remaining.
According to the Interior Ministry of Qatar, the fire broke out at a building site on an island part of the city of Lusail at noon local time. It is the location of the recently constructed Lusail Stadium, an arena with a capacity of 80,000 that will host several games this tournament, including the championship game.
The famous stadium is just 3.5 kilometres from the fire, which sent billowing black smoke into the sky and throughout the city. The event at Lusail, which is located 28 kilometres to the north of Doha, the capital of Qatar, has not been linked to any injuries.
Argentina is aware that this is not the best way to prepare for the crucial Group C match on Saturday night, which has the potential to shatter their World Cup dreams. Going into the game, Lionel Scaloni’s team had a 36-match unbeaten record and was considered one of the favourites.
In an effort to lift the spirits following Tuesday’s shocking loss, Scaloni called upon the ghost of Diego Maradona, who passed suddenly two years ago this Friday. Scaloni paid tribute to the man who led his team to World Cup triumph in 1986 as the nation mourned the two-year anniversary of The Golden Boy’s passing and as pressure mounted for today’s Mexico game.
He said, “Maradona will be looking down at us from the heavens, and we want to bring him some joy.” “For us, that will be the most significant factor. It is unbelievable that he is not present with us every time we see images of him. It should be a joyful day for all of us.
As they prepare for the encounter on Saturday night, Argentina might take solace in their recent performance against Mexico. Since 2004, La Albiceleste has gone unbeaten in ten consecutive games versus Mexico.