Argentina and Saudi Arabia meet today in Group C of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Argentina is among the favorites to lift the trophy this winter, and they started their bid with a favorable tie against Saudi Arabia, one of the competition’s minnows.
While seemingly harsher tests await Lionel Messi and his teammates as they face Mexico and Poland – teams that meet later in the day – this opening match is a great opportunity for the two-time champion who took three points and built early momentum.
Argentina hasn’t won the World Cup since 1986 when Maradona starred for them in Mexico, and the nation is desperate not only to reclaim the crown but to see Messi add this elusive title to his already frighteningly long list of accolades.
Messi missed some training sessions the week before the match against Saudi Arabia, but the captain insisted: “I’m feeling very well, I’m very well physically in “I’m feeling very well, I’m very well physically good condition.” That’s good news for Argentina but bad news for Saudi Arabia, but, everything goes crazy today.
Shut Down The Win Streak
Argentina suffered one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history after Saudi Arabia completed an impressive 2-1 win at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
Argentina, captained by Lionel Messi and on a 36-match unbeaten streak, is considered one of the favorites to attend the Qatar tournament.
However, goals from Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari in the space of five minutes of the second half canceled out Messi’s first-half penalty and provided the Saudis’ biggest win yet.