The big shock occurred at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar: Saudi Arabia won over Argentina (2 – 1). Saleh Alsheri scored the equalizer in the 48th minute before Salem Aldawseri scored the decider five minutes later.They stopped Lionel Messi and his teammates, ending a 36-game unbeaten run for the Argentines. Saudi Arabia were a 33/1 shot to win the game. Messi had scored the opening goal in the game. “When you are coming into a World Cup you need to believe in yourself. Everything can happen in football. Sometimes the opponent is not at their best motivation. This has happened to us when playing a lower-ranked team. This is what other people don’t understand,” Saudi Arabia boss Herve Renard declared. After victory, approving a suggestion made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has announced that there will be a public holiday in the country on Wednesday, for all public and private sector employees and students at all educational stages.
The move comes in the middle of final exams in the Gulf nation, indicating that they will have to be rescheduled. Admission fees were waived at major theme parks and entertainment centers in Riyadh, on Tuesday. Celebrations erupted throughout the capital Riyadh with fans forming impromptu dance circles and waving the sword-emblazoned national flag from the windows of speeding cars. Saudi Arabia football team will play next match on Saturday against Poland.