One of the biggest upsets in World Cup history was recorded on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia came from behind to beat two-time World Champions Argentina 2-1 in a stunning match at Lusail Stadium.
Lionel Messi put Argentina ahead with a penalty in the 10th minute as many expected the Saudis to blow past the star-studded South American side.
However, the technical prowess of Herve Renard and his close-knit squad turned the tables as two goals from Salem Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari in the second half earned Saudi Arabia one of their biggest ever victories.
Along with Mexico and Poland, the other two teams in Group C, Saudi Arabia, will have a chance to go beyond the group stage at the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East.
The win for the Saudis effectively ended Argentina’s incredible 36-game winning streak.
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