Saudi Arabia beaten Lionel Messi’s Argentina

FIFA WC 2022 officially began on Sunday, November 20, after the opening ceremony and opening match. Ecuador spoiled Qatar’s party by beating them 2-0, and the result was never in dispute. Saudi Arabia pulled off the biggest upset in FIFA World Cup history and beat Argentina 2-1 in their Group C opener.

Day two of the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicked off with England beating Iran 6-2 in what should be one of the highest-scoring games of the competition.

Netherlands beat Ecuador 2-0 in Group A thanks to a 2-0 win over African champions Senegal. Day 2 Wales then scored a late penalty to draw the USA 1-1.

Saudi Arabia’s comeback is on the list of other major World Cup upsets: Cameroon’s 1-0 win over Diego Maradona’s Argentina in the opening game of the 1990 World Cup, against title holders France in 2002. Senegal’s 1-0 victory was the tournament opener or the USA beat England by the same score in 1950.

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Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said that; “before the match we were declared favorite”. “But things like this can happen at the World Cup.”

Messi gave Argentina the lead with a coolly dispatched penalty in the 10th minute. The match sealed a routine win for the defending Copa America champions, who were on a 36-match unbeaten run.

But early in the second half, Saleh al-Shahri and Salem al-Dosari goals in the space of five minutes gave Saudis a historic result in the FIFA World Cup 2022. The Saudis’ previous biggest win was 1-0 against Belgium in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Saudi Arabia’s Saleh Al Shahri scored the first goal.

Saudi Saleh al-Shahri scored his first goal early in the second half. 

KSA’s Salem Al-Dusri scored his team’s second goal past Arg’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

“All the stars aligned for us,” said Audi Arabia coach Hero Renard. “We made history for Saudi football.”

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