The excitement of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar is at its peak. Saudi Arabia, which has so far won only 3 matches in the history of the FIFA World Cup, has made a big upset by defeating Argentina, which is considered a strong contender for the title.
In the match played at Lusail Stadium, Saudi Arabia created history by defeating Argentina 2-1 with the help of second half goals from Sahil Al Shehri and Salem Al Dosari. You can guess the importance of this victory from the fact that the Saudi government has declared a one-day national holiday after this.
Brilliant goals from Al Shehri and Al Dosari
Both the teams made a great start in the first half. In the 10th minute of the match, Messi gave Argentina the lead by scoring a goal. Saudi players kept trying during this period, but they did not get any success till the first half and Argentina was ahead in the match 1-0.
From the beginning of the second half, Saudi Arabia scored goals one after the other, showing a brilliant game. From Saudi Arabia, Sahil Al Shehri (48th minute) and Salem Al Dosari (53rd minute) played an important role in winning the team by scoring goals. At the same time, Lionel Messi (10th minute) scored a goal through penalty from Argentina.
Saudi Arabia’s players and fans rejoiced at their victory, while Argentina’s supporters were stunned by their team’s defeat. The world of football is also surprised by this result.
Declared a national holiday
Saudi Arabia has declared a national holiday for Wednesday following its 2-1 win against Argentina. Saudi King Salman announced that all government and private employees will be given a holiday in the joy of this victory and schools will also remain closed.
Not only this, Turki Al-Sheikh, advisor to the Royal Court and head of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority, announced on Twitter that entry fees will be waived and entry to the city’s large theme parks and entertainment centers will be absolutely free.
As soon as the final whistle of the match, there was a wave of celebration in Saudi capital Riyadh. The fans suddenly started dancing. People started waving the national flag from the windows of the cars on the roads.
During the 1990 World Cup in Italy, a similar national holiday was declared after Africa’s victory over Argentina.
Messi’s copy, fans celebrate loudly
Fans are celebrating in Saudi Arabia after the victory. It can be seen in a video that Saudi fans are teasing Argentina’s star player Lionel Messi by saying ‘siu’. In fact, Messi has a special way of celebrating where he jumps high and shouts ‘Siu!’ shout. It means ‘yes’ in Spanish. Fans started copying this after Argentina’s defeat.
Another video of Saudi fans is viral in which it can be seen that as soon as the match is over, the fans get up and start dancing. One lifted the door of the house and threw it outside.
Argentina’s next game is against Mexico on Saturday while Saudi will take on Poland on the same day.