2022-11-25 09:31:10

World Cup team of the first round: Jude Bellingham, Gavi and Hassan Al-Tambakti star

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By Nathan Salt

Brazil's win over Serbia capped off the first round of matches at the Qatar World Cup and there have been a whole host of fabulous individual displays.

Richarlison stole the show for Brazil with a brace, Olivier Giroud edged closer to history for France and both Bukayo Saka and Jude Bellingham looked superb in England's 6-2 rout of Iran.

Many would have expected Lionel Messi to star, only to see Argentina get turned over by Saudi Arabia. Then there was Germany, who let their lead slip to lose 2-1 to Japan.

Sportsmail picks out the best XI of the opening round of World Cup matches.



Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico)

A Man-of-the-Match display and a penalty save to keep Mexico's hopes of the knockout stages alive, Ochoa just edges out Belgium's Thibaut Courtois for the spot between the sticks.

Ochoa is a hero, a legend, in Mexico for his years of service in the national team and he only elevated his status as one of their all-time greats with his huge contribution in their opening game.

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