Lionel Messi’s Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia at World Cup and Cristiano Ronaldo became jobless as Glazers put Manchester United up for sale… and England captain Harry Kane is having a scan! Olivier Giroud heroics and Robert Lewandowski pain are side stories on truly crazy day

    If you haven’t tuned into the world of football since Monday night, well, you may need to sit down for this.

    Grab a cuppa and get ready to ride the emotional rollercoaster that was Tuesday 22nd November, as we reflect on a truly wild day.

    This feels like a distant memory

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    This feels like a distant memory

    Lionel Messi’s Argentina getting beaten by Saudi Arabia in arguably the greatest upset in World Cup history? That is so old news.

    Since then, Cristiano Ronaldo became unemployed and Manchester United went up for sale, making it an even better day for the Saudis.

    Olivier Giroud, meanwhile, picked the wrong day to become France’s joint-top goalscorer alongside Arsenal legend Thierry Henry after the world champions actually went behind to Australia.

    On the other hand, Poland’s Robert Lewandowski probably expected to make headlines for all the wrong reasons after missing a penalty against Mexico and continuing his bizarre World Cup drought. But he won’t.

    Did we mention England captain Harry Kane is having a scan on a possible ankle injury ahead of the USA game on Friday? Keep up!

    One thing is for certain: you don’t have to worry about what happened in Denmark vs Tunisia – because the answer is nothing.

    Ronaldo has left the building – and the Glazers could follow

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    Ronaldo has left the building – and the Glazers could follow

    Like the famous Premier League Goal of the Month competition for December 2006, here’s arguably the most impressive daily rundown of football news you’ve ever seen.

    Argentina lose to Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

    Saudi Arabia’s win over Argentina will go down as one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history.

    This was not in the script. Lionel Messi’s side were supposed to be one of the favourites in what was predicted to be a glorious swansong to his illustrious career.

    But along came Saudi Arabia and ruined everything by getting a 2-1 win.

    European football expert Julien Laurens told talkSPORT: “Really incredible. This is what the World Cup is all about. This is one of the biggest, greatest, upsets of all-time along with North Korea’s win against Italy in 1966, Cameroon against Argentina in 1990, Senegal against France in 2002.”

    Things did not go to plan for Messi and co.

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    Things did not go to plan for Messi and co.

    Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Manchester United

    In their first bombshell announcement of the day, United confirmed one of their greatest-ever players has left the club for the second time.

    Ronaldo recently made a series of astonishing claims about the Red Devils during a bombshell interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV.

    And now, United have confirmed that the Portugal icon will leave the club with immediate effect.

    The five-time Ballon d’Or winner had seven months left on his contract, but will now become a free agent in January.

    Ronaldo’s days at Manchester United are over after leaving the club by mutual consent

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    Ronaldo’s days at Manchester United are over after leaving the club by mutual consent

    Robert Lewandowski misses penalty for Poland

    Mexico legend Guillermo Ochoa really doesn’t care for sentiment.

    He denied Lewandowski a first-ever World Cup goal with a brilliant save during the 0-0 draw with Poland.

    talkSPORT commentator Joe Shennan said: “It’s the first time I’ve seen him look nervous in his career.”

    And co-commentator Tony Cascarino responded: “When it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to be!”

    The striker missed the best chance of the match as his penalty was saved

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    The striker missed the best chance of the match as his penalty was saved

    Olivier Giroud becomes France’s joint all-time leading goalscorer

    At one point on this ridiculous day, Australia were beating France – but there was simply no room left in anybody’s head for that tohappen.

    Instead, Olivier Giroud bagged a brace to give him a share of France’s all-time goalscoring record in their 4-1 victory.

    The goals, his 50th and 51st for his country, put the 36-year-old level with Thierry Henry’s international tally, meaning that just one more would see him claim the record for himself.

    That is quite remarkable considering many still aren’t sure whether he’s even that good.

    Giroud is a bit of a legend in France

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    Giroud is a bit of a legend in France

    Glazers confirm they are considering selling Man United

    As Tuesday continued to try and one-up itself, arguably the most famous football club in the world, with the most unpopular owners, were put up for sale.

    United released a statement confirming the Glazers are ‘exploring strategic alternatives’ including a sale.

    talkSPORT sources say the possibility of the club changing hands is ‘very real’.

    Bankers and lawyers have been instructed to advise on the process, which could also result in a partial sale or a new partnership with third parties, as United insist there is no guarantee of change.

    Man United fans could finally get their wish

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    Man United fans could finally get their wish

    Harry Kane to have scan on ankle injury

    Siri, what’s the only thing that could possibly be bigger than all the news that’s already happened today?

    A possible injury to the England captain at the World Cup? Yeah, that’ll do it.

    Brace yourselves: Harry Kane will have a scan on his ankle ahead of England’s clash with the USA on Friday.

    The Three Lions’ skipper was in pain during the second half of the 6-2 victory over Iran on Monday following a challenge from Morteza Pouraliganji.

    Despite staying on the pitch until the 75th minute, the 29-year-old was eventually replaced by Callum Wilson.

    Kane was then pictured after the match with strapping around his right ankle, causing concern about the injury.

    Kane was in some discomfort after a hefty challenge in the second half against Iran

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    Kane was in some discomfort after a hefty challenge in the second half against Iran

    If you’re a Manchester United fan who supports England and likes Messi, go to bed.

    You’ve been through enough for one day.

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