Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia; Goals from Saleh Al-Shehri (48) and Salem Al-Dawsari (53) were enough to complete a famous World Cup turnaround win for Saudi Arabia against Argentina; Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot (10) minutes into the game, but one of the tournament favourites are beaten at Lusail Iconic Stadium.
Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia produced one of the greatest upset in the history of World Cup as Salem al Dawari’s stunning solo effort was more than enough to secure a 2-1 victory over Argentina in their Group C encounter in lusail iconic stadium.
The world stop for a second as Al Dawsari pluck the ball from the sky and turned in two Argentinian defenders before sending a henry esque curling finish beyond the reach of Emiliano Martinez , producing one of the biggest World Cup moment.
Lionel Messi gave the pre-tournament favorites the lead from the penalty spot after a contentious VAR decision ten  minutes into the game but Saleh Al-Shehri levelled just three minutes into the second period to set up an almighty upset.
The result ended Argentina 36 games unbeaten run, Stretching back to a defeat against Brazil 3 years ago. This is the greatest history of Saudi Arabian in World football.
Lisandro Martinez ” This hurt a lot. We were dreaming of starting a World Cup with a win, But it has happened and now we have to train and think forward.
“We lost this game because of our own mistakes, most of all in the second half. There are details that make a difference and we need to correct our mistakes.”
Argentina last lost their opening match in a World Cup in 1990 against Cameroon, They went on to reach the Final where they lost to eventual Champions Germany. But that will be a consolation to the South Americans following a defeat to a nation ranked 51st in World Football.
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