Suara.com – The Saudi Arabia national team was surprisingly able to defeat Argentina in the first matchday of Group C 2022 World Cup Qatar, Tuesday (22/11/2022) evening WIB.
The Tango team, which is the favorite to win the 2022 World Cup, actually had to suffer embarrassment in the match that took place at the Lusail Stadium, Qatar. Lionel Messi and friends were defeated 1-2.
The Argentine national team actually started the match very well. They scored a goal in the 10th minute through Lionel Messi’s penalty kick.
However, Lionel Scaloni’s team seemed to have bad luck afterwards. Three of their goals were later disallowed by the referee for offside.
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In the second half, disaster ensued, Saudi Arabia scored two quick goals from Saleh Al Shehri (48′) and Salem Al Dawsari (53′).
Until the referee Slavko Vincic blew the final whistle the score remained 2-1 in favor of Saudi Arabia. A number of all-first facts were presented after the match ended, what were they? Here’s the review
The following are the first all-round facts for the Saudi Arabia national team after defeating Argentina at the 2022 World Cup, as quoted from SoundGoal –network Suara.com:
- Saudi Arabia became the first Asian team to score more than one goal against Argentina in World Cup history
- Saudi Arabia became the first Asian team to beat Argentina since the 1994 World Cup tournament.
- Saudi Arabia became the first team since 1958 to beat Argentina at the World Cup after the Tango side went ahead.
- Since the 1998 World Cup, Saudi Arabia has conceded a penalty for the first time in the group stage of the World Cup.
- Lionel Messi became the first Argentinian player to score 4 goals in four World Cups and Saudi Arabia became a victim.
- For the first time, Saudi Arabia has included a young player in the World Cup starting line-up, namely Firas Al-Buraikan, who is 22 years and 192 days old. Finally, Saudi Arabia fielded a young player, Saad Al-Harthy, at the 2006 World Cup.
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Source: Suara.com – Berita Bola, Jadwal, Skor & Liga Eropa by www.suara.com.
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