Doha — Saudi Arabia beat Argentina, the defending champions and two-time World Champions, 2-1, in a shocking World Cup upset.
In the second half of the game, Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari scored goals for the Green Falcons. Lionel Messi converted a penalty kick for Argentina to score their lone goal.
At the jam-packed Lusail Stadium, Saudi goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais guided the Green Falcons in demonstrating that they are a legitimate international contender.
Al-Owais nearly stopped everything that came his way during the game. He blocked several last-ditch attempts by Messi and his teammates to tie the score.
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Saleh Al-Shehri of Saudi Arabia scored an incredible equalizer. Just minutes into the second half. Then, Salem Al-Dawsari gave his team a double advantage with a spectacular solo goal.
Lionel Messi scored the game’s first goal from the penalty spot earlier in the first half after VAR intervention gave Argentina a penalty against Saudi Arabia.
Offside flags have prevented many goals for Messi and Lautaro Martinez. Given that Argentina only had a 1-0 lead at the intermission.
Saudi Arabia deserves praise for not letting the match slip out of their hands and beating Argentina. Argentina will regret having many goals in the first half disallowed due to offside.
In celebration of Saudi Arabia’s outstanding victory against Argentina in the FIFA World Cup 2022, King Salman has announced a Public Holiday in the Country.