Against all odds in football history, Saudi Arabia has broken South American giants Argentina's unbeaten record.
In a result that shocked football fans worldwide in, Saudi Arabia handed Argentina their first defeat in their opening world cup 2022 fixture, defeating the Messi-led side by two goals to one.
Saudi Arabia handed the Lionel Messi-led Argentina side to hand them their first defeat in 36 games in the opening fixture for both sides in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This result came as a shocker to many who had tipped the Argentines to finish top of their group.
In quick succession, goals from Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al Dawsari saw the star-studded side crumble in the hands of the football giants.
Top players in the Argentinian side were caught offside on numerous occasions, which was a commendable style of play from Saudi Arabia that maintained a high line and went for the option of a high press. The Saudi Arabians were very creative and maintained a compact shape defensively, and the goalkeeper also kept his side in the game.
Argentina would have to go back to the drawing board and restrategize if the team would want to make it to the knockout stage of the competition.