November 23 will be a celebratory day in the middle eastern country.
Saudi Arabia King Salman has announced November 23 as a public holiday in the middle-east country to celebrate their historic win over Argentina in the FIFA World Cup 2022. The Greens came back from a goal down to pull off one of the World Cup’s greatest upsets. They rode on second-half goals from Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari to shock the World Cup favourites 2-1.
Public holiday declared in Saudi Arabia after win over Argentina
“Based on the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, it is directed that tomorrow, Wednesday, will be a holiday for employees in the public and private sectors, and students in all educational stages,” the Saudi Press Agency said on Twitter.
Saudi Arabia shock Argentina
Argentina were on course to match Italy’s record 37-match unbeaten run when they went ahead early on from Lionel Messi’s penalty. Lionel Scaloni’s side were awarded the penalty after a VAR check showed Leandro Paredes brought down in the box. Messi then put the two-time world champions ahead from the spot.
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But Saudi Arabia, after a quiet first half, scored twice in the space of six minutes in the second half. First, Saleh Al-Shehri squeezed in a low shot in the 48th minute. Six minutes later, Al-Dawsari curled in a scorching strike from the edge of the penalty area to leave Argentina looking on in disbelief. The 51st-ranked Asian country then held on and pulled off their biggest heist.
Following the famous win, Saudi Arabia King Mohammed Bin Salman has announced that November 23 (Wednesday) will be a public holiday. It will be a holiday for all employees in the public and private sectors as well as for students in all phases of education.
The victory takes Saudi Arabia to the top of Group C. They are yet to play the remaining two opponents in the group – Mexico and Poland. Both teams meet later today at Stadium 974 in Doha.