Best game of the World Cup: Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina, Messi in historic upset
The 2022 FIFA World Cup Continued with Tuesday Argentina Shocked by Saudi Arabia, 2-1, snapping a 36-match unbeaten streak, the second-longest such streak in international men’s soccer history. Argentina would tie the record of 37 matches held by Italy if they win or draw.
It was Argentina’s first defeat in a World Cup opener since 1990, a 1–0 defeat. Cameroon. For perspective, Argentina have appeared in every World Cup since then. Ironically, Argentina reached the final in 1990, but lost Germany.
Argentina, who entered their opening match with the third-shortest odds to win the entire World Cup, now face an uphill battle to get out of Group C with a huge game against them. Mexico And Poland In the coming days
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia became the first Asian Football Confederation (AFC) team to beat Argentina in a World Cup match. It marked the fourth win for Saudi Arabia at the World Cup, improving their all-time record to 4-11-2 (WLD).
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Here are the best plays from Tuesday’s group stage action
2nd minute: So close to the goal early!
It took just over 100 seconds of play at the 2022 World Cup for Lionel Messi to record his first shot on goal, but a fine one-handed save from the Saudi Arabia keeper Muhammad Al-Wais The game remains scoreless.
10th minute: Allow him to reintroduce himself
After a 10th-minute video review awarded Argentina a penalty kick, Messi stepped up and easily scored his first goal of the 2022 World Cup.
Lionel Messi scored a penalty in the 10th minute to give Argentina a 1-0 lead against Saudi Arabia.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi scored a penalty kick in the 10th minute after Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Kanno fouled.
22nd minute: Messi almost another!
The Argentine star appeared to have a clear breakaway for his second goal of the game but was just ruled offside. The ruling on VAR was upheld.
27th minute: Another near miss
After that, Argentina was left looking for the second goal Lautaro Martinez The score was also narrowly ruled offside.
35th minute: Offside again
Argentina found the back of the net four times in the first half, but Messi’s 10th-minute penalty kick, ruled out by an offside call, remained the only real score for the three goals.
Argentina was caught offside a total of seven times in the first half against Saudi Arabia
Argentina were caught offside a total of seven times in the first half with a gap of three goals.
According to Opta Analyst, Argentina have already been caught offside seven times in this match. The last team was more in the World Cup game The Netherlands vs Costa Rica With 13 offside calls in 2014.
49th minute (1st half extra time): Big loss for the Saudis
The captain of Saudi Arabia Salman Al Faraz Went down with an apparent injury just before the end of the first half. With the Saudis already under pressure thanks to Messi’s first goal, this could be a major blow to the underdogs’ chances of an upset.
48th minute (second half): Saudi Arabia tied!
Saudi Arabia’s Saleh Alshehri threaded a beautiful ball to tie the score at one goal apiece and suddenly Argentina were on their heels.
Saudi Arabia’s Saleh Al-Shehri scored against Argentina vs
Watch Saudi Arabia’s Saleh Al-Shehri score a 48′ goal against Argentina at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
53rd minute leading Saudi Arabia!
The Saudis were suddenly knocking on the door to the biggest upset of the World Cup after they went 2-1 up from Salem Aldawsari.
Salem Al Dawsari of Saudi Arabia scored against Argentina 53′ | 2022 FIFA World Cup
Watch Saudi Arabia’s Salem Al Dawsari score a goal in the 53′ against Argentina at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
63rd minute: Big save puts the Saudis ahead
Another great save from Mohamed Al-Wais puts Saudi Arabia ahead as Argentina equalise.
83rd minute: Near miss for Messi
Argentina were still looking to score and avoid a catastrophic upset, but Messi’s free kick went over the crossbar and his header was saved by Al-Wais two minutes later.
92nd minute: INSANE save
An incredible save from Saudi Arabia’s back line kept them ahead as Argentina continued to press for goals:
101st minute: Another Saudi saved upset!
Al-Wais made another incredible diving save, helping Saudi Arabia avoid the biggest upset in World Cup history against Argentina.
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