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Argentina stunned as Saudi Arabia win World Cup – RT Sport News

Lionel Messi’s hopes of winning what will likely be the last FIFA World Cup of his career suffered a blow in Argentina’s Group C opener on Tuesday as the South Americans were stunned by Saudi Arabia in one of the biggest upsets in the tournament’s long history. .

Early signs had suggested the game would follow the predicted scenario of a comprehensive Argentina win when Messi opened his account in Qatar by netting a 10th-minute penalty – and the floodgates looked certain to open as the Copa America champions had three remarkable goals. refused in the first 45 minutes.

The momentum quickly turned in the second half with two goals in the space of five minutes from Al Shehri and Al Dawsari, which put Saudi Arabia into an unlikely lead. Despite Argentina advancing for over 13 minutes in added time, the Green Falcons hung on to claim one of the most remarkable victories ever seen on football’s biggest stage.


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