Oyero Abiodun Yakub
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has declared a day of public holiday for its citizens following its remarkable win over Argentina in its first match at the ongoing World Cup tournament.
Kind Salman declared the break for tomorrow after the Asian team won the match, which puts an end to Argentina’s 36 games unbeaten run.
Lionel Messi puts Argentina on the scoreboard after he fired a penalty kick in the 10th minute of play. A goal from Lautaro Martinez was ruled out for the Argentine team by VAR in the 28th minute.
The match was brought to a draw when Saleh Al-Shehri equalized in the 49th minute. In the 53rd minute, after a rebound in the Argentine’s 18-yard box, Salem Al-Dawsani maneuvered his way from Rodrigo De Paul, and fired a stunning shot that found the back of the net, making it 2-1 to the Arab nation. KSA Goalkeeper, Mohammed Alowais, was voted as Man of the March, after an incredible performance on the pitch.
The Argentine team has been tipped as one of the favorites of the competition with 7-times Balon D’Or winner, Lionel Messi featuring in his last career World Cup Tournament.