2022 World Cup news live updates: Latest from England training session, Pep’s new contract and Saudi Arabia stunner

Welcome to our live coverage of matchday 3 of the World Cup.

The day began with a sensational result, as Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1 as Messi started his final World Cup. The result prevented them tying Italy’s record of 37 unbeaten games.

Later, France get their World Cup defence underway.

In the Premier League, The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Pol Ballus, and Sam Lee broke the news that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension.

Looking back at the biggest World Cup upsets
Lionel Messi-led Argentina’s loss to Saudi Arabia is up there with the biggest upsets in tournament history.

But what have been some of the other major giant killings through the years?


Much like Messi, Diego Maradona was also embarrassed in their opening World Cup match.

In the 1990 edition of the tournament, a little-known Cameroon team defeated Argentina, although the South American side did recover to reach the final in Italy.


France were World Cup champions when they lost to African underdogs Senegals at the start of the 2002 World Cup.

France ended up exiting in the group stage. Senegal went on to reach the quarterfinals, just as Cameroon did in 1990.


The 2002 World Cup threw up another eye-opener when co-host South Korea made a run to the semifinals.

South Korea had beaten Portugal in the group stage but bettered that upset with a 2-1 win in extra time over Italy in the last 16. Italy was a three-time champion at the time while South Korea had never won a World Cup game before the tournament.


Haitian-born Joe Gaetjens was the unlikely hero for the United States in a 1-0 upset over England at 1950 World Cup in Brazil.

The American team was basically made up of part-timers and the result reverberated across the game as one of the first big World Cup upsets.

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