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Saudi Arabia stuns Argentina by 2-1; upsetting start for Messi's team

In the latest Fifa World Cup match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia, star footballer Lionel Messi's Argentina stumbled to a shocking defeat

FIFA World Cup 2022 | Saudi Arabia | Argentina

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Fifa world cup 2022 (Photo: Twitter/ @FIFAWorldCup)
Fifa World Cup 2022 (Photo: Twitter/ @FIFAWorldCup)

In the latest World Cup, match between and Saudi Arabia, star footballer Lionel Messi's stumbled to a shocking defeat.

Even though in the first half, Messi opened scoring from the spot after earned a penalty against after VAR intervention.

While, Argentina could have been 3-0 or 4-0 up but in the first half, but offside calls kept coming in their way, restricting them to a 1-0 at half time against .

However, within a few minutes into second half, team scored a stunning equaliser by Saleh Al Shehri, followed by another goal from Salem Al Dawsari, doubling their score with a brilliant solo goal.

The Argentina vs Saudi Arabia match was a Group C opener at the World Cup 2022. Playing against strong contenders, the Saudi Arabia team recoded an epic comeback upsetting and Co. at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on Tuesday.

Referees ordered to add time

The 90-minute match is turn­ing into 100-plus at the World Cup — and that is what Fifa wants to entertain fans more The 14-odd minutes added at the end of Argentina’s 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia meant the five longest periods of stop­page time for a single half of soccer at any World Cup were all played in Qatar since Monday, saidd statistics site Opta Joe.

Diplomat criticises armband threat

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday criticised a decision by Fifa to threaten players at the World Cup with yellow cards if they wear armbands supporting inclusion and diversity.

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First Published: Tue, November 22 2022. 18:41 IST