Qatar 2022: From Weeping Boys To Giant Slayers, Saudi Arabia Defeats Argentina 2-1 in Group C

Lionel Messi’s Argentina stumbled to a shock 1-2 defeat against Saudi Arabia and hence their tournament started on the worst note possible.

One of the the favourites to lift the cup, Argentina started on a good note, and were soon awarded a penalty. As expected, Lionel Messi coolly slotted it home to give the Albicelestes the lead.

Just minutes into the second half, Saudi Arabia scored a stunning equaliser through Saleh Al Shehri and then Salem Al Dawsari doubled the lead for his side, courtesy of a brilliant solo goal.

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Lionel Messi, and his Argentine team mates tried to rally round in the last minute, but the effort was not enough, as the well drilled Saudi defence, kept off the Argentine attack, and held on to their win.

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The footballing world, social and traditional media, and the world in general was stunned after the final whistle, with most of the praises going to Saudi Arabia’s coach Herve Renard for drilling the once world cup weeping boys, into serial killers.

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