Saudi Arabia scripted history in the FIFA World Cup 2022 with a resounding win against two-time winners Argentina. After this resounding victory, Saudi Arabia is celebrating 23 November as a public holiday. The underdogs registered a 2-1 win over Lionel Messi-led Argentina. Although Argentina were in the lead in the first half of the game, Saudis turned the tide in their favor by scoring 2 goals in a span of 6 minutes. Salem Al-Dawsari drew shouts from the Saudi fans and celebrations.
Messi has been getting massively trolled by Saudi fans who are clearly in a jubilant mood. Argentina were favorites to win this match and victory tastes sweeter when it is unexpected.
Saudi Arabia’s win calls for more celebration as it is their fourth ever win in the World Cup. “One for the books,” said Saudi Arabian coach Hervé Renard. “It’s football. Sometimes things get downright crazy.
“All the stars are aligned for us,” said Renard, who won the AFCON in 2012 as Zambia’s boss and in charge of Ivory Coast in 2015. Renard said, “We have made history for Saudi football.” “It will always be there. It is the most important, but we also need to think about looking ahead because we still have two games which are very difficult for us.”
After a spectacular and shocking win, Saudi Arabia currently top Group C which also includes Mexico and Poland.