Saudi Arabia Defeats Argentina in World Cup Match, King Salman Announces National Holiday

- 23 November 2022 14:44 WIB
Saudi Arabian player Salem Al Dawsari (10) celebrates a goal in a 2-1 win over Argentina. (Photo/FIFA)
Saudi Arabian player Salem Al Dawsari (10) celebrates a goal in a 2-1 win over Argentina. (Photo/FIFA)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Saudi Arabian national team won against Argentina by 2-1 in a comeback victory at the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage match in Lusail Stadium on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. 

Saudi Arabia's victory against Argentina is one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history according to Gracenote. Argentina has been unbeaten in their previous 36 games since 2019 and nearly equaled Italy's 37-win streak.

Naturally, the victory was nothing short of momentous for the people of Saudi Arabia, with king Salman bin Abdulaziz declaring Wednesday, November 23, 2022, as a National Holiday.

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ESPN reported, King Salman declared a public holiday in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to mark the national team's stunning 2-1 upset over Argentina.

The news is a feather in the cap of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who recommended the royal order, state media said.

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's two brothers, Prince Saud and Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz who were present at the Lusail Stadium looked happy while they were waving the Saudi flag.

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The Emir of Qatar congratulated him by displaying the flag of Saudi Arabia on several skyscrapers in Doha.

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