Argentina have suffered one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history after Saudi Arabia completed a remarkable comeback victory at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
Argentina, captained by Lionel Messi and on a 36-run unbeaten streak, were billed as one of the favourites coming into the Qatar tournament.
But goals by Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari in a five-minute span in the second half cancelled out Messi’s first-half penalty and gave the Saudis their greatest win.
After 104 minutes of football, the 2022 World Cup has its first shock! And it is a shock worthy of comparison to any upset in the history of the competition.
Argentina’s 36-match unbeaten run broken by Saudi Arabia, who had only won one World Cup match before today.
Their intensity and work rate proved awkward all game. Al Shehri and Al Dawsari’s finishes were excellent and Al Tambakti at the back was a colossus.