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Supporters from Argentina celebrate outside Lusail Stadium following their team's 2-0 victory over Mexico in a World Cup group C soccer match in Lusail, Qatar, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Argentina breathes collective sigh of relief after victory

- Associated Press

Luciana Medina was so nervous that she could barely sleep the night before Saturday's match between Argentina and Mexico which could have all but knocked the soccer-mad South American country from the World Cup.

Japan supporters clean the stands at the end of the World Cup group E soccer match between Germany and Japan, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Japan won 2-1.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

'Normal thing to do': Japanese fans tidy up at World Cup

- Associated Press

The sight of Japanese fans at a World Cup bagging trash after a match - win or lose - always surprises non-Japanese. Japanese players are famous for doing the same in their team dressing room: hanging up towels, cleaning the floor, and even leaving a thank-you note.

Poland's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring his side's 2nd goal during the World Cup group C soccer match between Poland and Saudi Arabia, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Lewandowski scores at World Cup, Poland beats Saudis 2-0

- Associated Press

Robert Lewandowski at last scored a goal in a World Cup match on Saturday, helping Poland beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 and boosting his team's chances of reaching the knockout stages.