Big Upset in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Saudi Arabia produce huge shock by beating Argentina 2-1

Argentina’s Lionel Messi leaves the pitch after losing the World Cup group C match against Saudi Arabia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar.

This has to be near the very top of World Cup shocks. Saudi Arabia are ranked 51 in the FIFA standings. They have played 17 matches at the world’s biggest stage, won 3, drawn 2 and lost 11. But somehow they beat favorites Argentina 2-1 in their Group C opener at Lusail Stadium to create a stunning piece of World Cup history.

Argentina took the lead when they were awarded a very soft penalty which star man Lionel Messi beautifully dispatched. They had two more goals ruled out for offside, both of which were very close calls. But that is as good as it got for Lionel Scaloni’s men.

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