FIFA World Cup 2022: Saudi Arabia beat Messi’s Argentina 2-1 at the Lusail Stadium in Doha on Tuesday in one of the greatest World Cup upsets in history,Saudi Arabia declares public holiday.

In one of the greatest World Cup upsets in history, Saudi Arabia beat title favorites Argentina 2-1 at the Lusail Stadium in Doha on Tuesday.

Brilliant second-half goals from Al Sehri (48th minute) and Al Dawsari (51st minute) gave the Saudis their biggest-ever victory in World Cup.

Lionel Messi’s first-half goal from a penalty went in vain as Argentina surprisingly failed to match Saudi Arabia’s aggression and possession-based football.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts disappointed during the World Cup group C soccer match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022.

This was also only the fifth time Saudi Arabia has scored two goals in a World Cup game.

Argentina pressed on for an equalizer in the second half and coach Lionel Scaloni even made four changes.

But the resolute Saudis thwarted every attempt to complete an unforgettable victory in front of their roaring fans at the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium.

Meanwhile, Tomorrow, November 23, will be a public holiday in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom announced on Tuesday, in celebration of its historic win in the Fifa World Cup.

It applies to all employees in both public and private sectors, as well as all students across the country.


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