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FIFA World Cup 2022: Saudi King declares holiday after stunning victory against Argentina, fans copy Ronaldo to celebrate

As the nation celebrates, the government declared a holiday for all employees in the public and private sectors as well as for students.

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New Delhi: Following the victory against Argentina, Saudi King Salman has declared a holiday in the country. Saudi Arabia stunned two-time world champion Argentina in the Qatar World Cup. The Lionel Messi-led team faced a humiliating and unexpected 2-1 loss. As the nation celebrates, the government declared a holiday for all employees in the public and private sectors as well as for students.

Argentina’s 36-match unbeaten streak ended and nobody expected that it would be Saudi Arabia who will undermine the potential world cup winners. This is one of the greatest upsets in the history of the FIFA World Cup and surely a time to celebrate for Saudi fans. Football fans are pouring their love for Saudi Arabia and the celebration has begun.

Saudi coach Herve Renard is getting a lot of credit for the win.

Saudi fans were seen copying the celebration style of Messi’s arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Meanwhile, it was a tough situation for Messi fans in Saudi Arabia.

In the game, Messi scored a goal off a penalty in the 10th minute and everyone thought it would be a one-sided match for Argentina. Soon, in the second half,  Saleh Al-Shehri levelled the score and Salem Al-Dawsari gave his team the decisive lead. But, the performance of the day came from the Saudi Arabian goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais who defended well and did not let the Argentine attack go past him.

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