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JUST IN: Saudi Arabia beats Argentina 2-1, celebrates first win

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Saudi Arabian national football team has defeated Argentine team 2-1, setting the biggest upset during Qatar world cup group C match.

Ranked 51st in the world, Saudi Arabia, scored two quick goals through Al Shehri in the 48th minute and five minutes after the Argentine defense allowed Al Dawsari all-needed space to slot in the second goal.

During the game played in Lusail, Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the World Cup’s biggest shocks, as the second goal allowed the Arab nation to come from behind to stun the two-time winners.

On Tuesday, the game could have been done and dusted in the first half as Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Argentina had three goals ruled out for offside.

Having shown their ruthlessness at one end, the Green Falcons demonstrated a ruggedness at the other, holding a stellar Argentina front line at bay to secure only their fourth World Cup win in history and throw the group wide open.

Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina came into the tournament among the favourites, on the back of a 36-game unbeaten run that included winning the 2021 Copa America.

They now have it all to do to keep alive their hopes of a first global triumph since 1986 and give Messi a fitting ending to what is very likely his World Cup swansong.

They face Mexico on Saturday, while Saudi Arabia would take on Poland for their second game.

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