Biggest World Cup Shocker As Saudi Arabia Defeat Agentina 2-1

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Saudi Arabia fans celebrating the victory against Argentina

 

By Our Reporter

Suadi Arabia has has ebtered the Guiness Book of Record as its team defeated Argentina 2-1 at the ongoing FIFA World Cup. Today’s win for Saudi Arabia against Argentina is the biggest World Cup shock ever according to analysis by Nielsen’s Gracenote.

Prior to World Cup 2022, the most surprising World Cup win ever according to Gracenote was USA’s victory over England in 1950 with a 9.5% chance of victory for the US team but Saudi Arabia’s chance of victory today was estimated at 8.7% so takes over at number one.

Saleh Al Shehri equalised for Saudi Arabia
Saleh Al Shehri equalised for Saudi Arabia
Goals by Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari in a five-minute span in the second half gave the Saudis their greatest win. Messi rolled in a penalty to give Argentina a 10th-minute lead.

Salem Al Dawsari celebrates after scoring Saudi Arabia’s winning goal
Salem Al Dawsari celebrates after scoring Saudi Arabia’s winning goal
This also rivals shocking results such as Senegal beating then-titleholder France 1-0 in the 2002 tournament opener and the United States stunning England by the same score in 1950.

Messi gives Argentina lead from penalty spot
Messi gives Argentina lead from penalty spot
New York Times journalist Tariq Panja on BBC Radio 5 Live said “The fans are going mental. This result will go down in the history of Saudi Arabia and then some. I’ve just spoken to one and asked what will this result mean for these players and he said “they will get everything”. That means quite a lot when you’re talking about Saudi Arabia.

Yasser Al Shahrani (Saudi Arabia) suffers a horrific injury
Yasser Al Shahrani (Saudi Arabia) suffers a horrific injury
“The Saudis are the nearest country to the World Cup and a lot just drive over. It was three hours for one fan, 90 minutes for another fan. They’ve got a really big football culture, I don’t think we realise that in Europe. The fandom is certainly there and it was there in full effect today. They completely drowned out the Argentina fans.”

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