Victor Gomes at the World Cup

Victor Gomes will have another high-profile World Cup contest to officiate. Image: @idiskitimes / Twitter.

World Cup BREAKING NEWS: Victor Gomes assigned tasty Thursday clash

Victor Gomes will take charge of this critical Group E clash at the World Cup tomorrow night. Here is all the info you need to enjoy the match.

Victor Gomes at the World Cup

Victor Gomes will have another high-profile World Cup contest to officiate. Image: @idiskitimes / Twitter.

Victor Gomes will officiate a crucial Group D clash in the World Cup tomorrow evening.

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Gomes takes charge of critical World Cup clash

The South African referee takes charge of Japan vs Spain which kicks off at 9pm on December 1st. Japan’s Blue Samurai were humbled by Costa Rica after beating Germany on the opening matchday. They know that a win here against an fearsome Spain side will guarantee qualification in top spot though.

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Japan produced a spirited fightback against Germany. Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

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In today’s action, Lionel Messi is looking to eclipse a Maradona record when Argentina takes on Poland.

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  • 5pm: Australia vs Denmark
  • 5pm: Tunisia vs France
  • 9pm: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico
  • 9pm: Poland vs Argentina

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Denmark must beat Australia to advance, while a point will suffice for the Socceroos. Denmark, ranked 10th in the world by FIFA, won’t be flustered by the big occasion though. Do you see them grinding it out?

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has made 21 World Cup appearances, an all-time record in Argentinian football shared with the late, great Diego Maradona. Number 22 against Poland will add another layer to the great man’s legacy.

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There is a thread that connects the three leading favourites to win the World Cup starting in Qatar on Sunday. Photo: Andres Kudacki / AFP.

Meanwhile, you can get more insights, analysis and love for the beautiful game from James Freemantle

Also you can keep up on daily World Cup trivia via football stats nerd foodball_za.