Argentina, ranked third in the world according to FIFA, lost 2-1 to the team ranked 51st, Saudi Arabia, in a thrilling match today at the Qatar World Cup.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in their World Cup opener. Messi has a profitable deal to promote Saudi Arabia who wants to host the 2030 World Cup, as does Argentina.
Argentina entered the World Cup eyeing a triumph for Lionel Messi. The team’s loss to Saudi Arabia has been one of the major shocks in the tournament’s history.
The government of Saudi Arabia has declared Wednesday as a holiday to celebrate the national team’s victory over Argentina.
The victory has been cited as the biggest shock in World Cup history.
“It was like the players were asleep,” one Argentina fan in Buenos Aires said after his team lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia at the Fifa World Cup, New York Times reported.