On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia upset Argentina 2-1 at the Lusail Stadium in Doha, one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history.
Saudi Arabia’s biggest ever World Cup victory was capped off by two brilliant second half goals from Saleh Al-Sehri (48 minutes) and Salem Al-Dawsari (51 minutes).
Argentina failed to match Saudi Arabia’s aggression and possession-based approach despite Lionel Messi’s first half penalty goal.
With the defeat, the South American giants ended a 36-match unbeaten run in international competition.
It is now necessary for them to earn at least four points from their remaining group games against Poland and Mexico in order to advance to the next round.
The historic match between Saudi Arabia and the South American football giants was watched by thousands of Saudi fans at Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni even made four changes in the second half to try and achieve an equalizer.
Throughout the final thirty minutes of the match, as well as the fourteen minutes of stoppage time, the Green Falcons were forced to defend wave after wave of attacks from Argentina’s attack-minded players. Nevertheless, the Saudis resolutely thwarted every attempt to complete an unforgettable victory in front of their roaring fans at the 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium.