Emirates News Agency – Saudi national team kick off their 2022 World Cup career with a precious win over Argentina

Emirates News Agency – Saudi national team kick off their 2022 World Cup career with a precious win over Argentina
Emirates News Agency – Saudi national team kick off their 2022 World Cup career with a precious win over Argentina

Emirates News Agency – Saudi national team kick off their 2022 World Cup career with a precious win over Argentina

  • Emirates News Agency – Saudi national team kick off their 2022 World Cup career with a precious win over Argentina

Doha, November 22, WAM/ The Saudi national soccer team pulled off one of the great upsets in the world of soccer when they defeated their Argentina counterparts 2-1 in the opening matches of Group C of the first round of the 2022 World Cup today.
In today’s match, the Saudi national team showed one of their strongest performances in World Cup tournaments, especially in the second half, turning their deficit of one goal in the first half into a valuable victory in the second half.
The Saudi national team inflicted their first defeat on their Argentina national team since 2019, as the side’s defeat today came after 35 games in which they kept their record unbeaten run since losing to Brazil national team in July 2019.
Famous Argentinian star Lionel Messi gave his team an early goal from a penalty kick in the 10th minute, but the Saudi national team reacted strongly in the second half, armed with huge public support, scoring two goals through Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al -Dosari in the 49th and 53rd minutes.
The victory is the fourth for the Saudi national team in the history of their participation in World Cup tournaments, as they participate in the tournament for the sixth time.
In their first appearance at the 1994 World Cup in the United States, the Saudi national team won back-to-back matches in the first round of the tournament against their Moroccan and Belgian counterparts, earning them a second-round qualifying visa.
At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the team achieved their third victory by beating their Egyptian counterpart before today delivering one of the big upsets by beating the Argentina national team, one of the strong contenders to win the title at the current World Cup.
The Argentina national team showed some superiority in the first half thanks to the difference in experience while playing the game with all their main stars, which translated into the goal of progression.
But the Saudi team showed their strong level in the second half and was the best in many stages and turned the result in their favor, while Messi and his companions didn’t react in the second half, so the meeting ended with a precious victory for Saudi Arabia in this difficult group, which also includes the Mexican and Polish teams.

Zakaria Mohieldin / Ahmed Zahran


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