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Saudi Arabia give Argentina their biggest shock in World Cup history

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.

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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.

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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.

Source: TheTelegraph


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