LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi performed in entrance of 88,966 spectators on Saturday when Argentina beat Mexico 2-0, the biggest attendance at a World Cup match in 28 years.
The Lusail Stadium north of Doha, which is able to stage the ultimate on Dec. 18, hosted the most individuals on the World Cup because the 1994 ultimate in the USA, based on FIFA. There have been 91,194 folks on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, to see Brazil beat Italy in that penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw.
Saturday’s attendance was a number of hundred greater than the determine for the 2 earlier video games at Lusail Stadium, when Brazil beat Serbia and Argentina misplaced to Saudi Arabia.
Qatar’s attendance figures don’t rank within the high 30 of all-time World Cup matches. The most important crowd was 173,850 contained in the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro in 1950 for Uruguay’s 2-1 victory over host Brazil within the ultimate sport of that event.
Different stadiums figuring within the top-30 record are the Azteca Stadium in Mexico Metropolis, Wembley Stadium in London and the Camp Nou in Barcelona.
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