32 Nations are participating in Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 and Argentina got the first shock on 3rd Day of the tournament. Qatar lost to Ecuador in the opening game on Sunday. Later, England 6-2 won against Iran. Netherlands 2-0 won against Senegal, yesterday. Wales took on USA and Argentina took on Saudi Arabia.
Argentina and Saudi Arabia match happened at Lusail Stadium in Qatar. Argentina looked in total control under Lionel Messi, GOAT of Football and the player wanted to win this tournament too. Messi scored the first goal for Argentina in the tenth minute by converting a penalty shot. Over entire first half, Argentina did not let Saudi Arabia dominate at any second but their defense looked weak with cracks.
Second half had Saudi Arabia taking advantage of lapses from Argentina. Saleh Al-Shehri scored the levelling goal in the third minute of the second half and Salem Al-Dawsari scored the second goal to take the lead to 2-1. Argentina tried hard to get back into the match and Lionel Messi missed few chances too. Argentina, who have been feared as favorite to win the trophy will feel pressure to win against Poland and Mexico in Group C, after this upset. Saudi Arabia will be enjoying this success and hoping to repeat it against other teams too.
Lionel Messi looked completely shocked and cried due to the loss. Argentina fans around the world are upset with this loss and are unable to digest the fact that a 51-st ranked team could win against their 3-rd ranked unbeatable team. Well, Argentina just looked sloppy in their defense and all it took for Saudi Arabia few chances to script history. This upsetting defeat really opens the tournament, doesn’t it?
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