Saudi Arabia declares public holiday on Wednesday after Argentina wins


Rejoice, Saudi Arabian fans.

King Salman ordered a national holiday on Wednesday after the Green Falcons defeated Lionel Messi and Argentina 2-1 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabian employees working in the government and private sector and students at all stages of education can now enjoy their holidays thanks to the two goals of Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari.

In the 10th minute, Messi and his allies took the lead thanks to a penalty kick. Without multiple offside goals well guarded by Saudi Arabia’s high line, they might have extended their lead even further.

The momentum completely reversed in the second half, with Alsheri scoring a tight finish in the bottom right corner in the 48th minute, followed by a mighty hit from Aldawsari just five minutes later.

Argentina entered the tournament as the frontrunners to win the World Cup title, but their momentum and 36-match unbeaten run were abruptly halted at the hands of Saudi Arabia.

The Green Falcons will face Poland in their second Group C match on Saturday, November 26 at 8:00am ET, 5:00am PT at Education City Stadium in Ar-Rayyan, Qatar. .


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Written by Natalia Chi

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