Football fans all over the world are stunned! No one expected that the Blue-and-white Argentina led by Lionel Messi would be defeated by Saudi Arabia in the first match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. They scored 2 goals in the second half and lost 1-2 at the end, breaking the record of 13 years. This was also the first time Messi lost the game with a goal.
Before the game, experts and fans from all walks of life were optimistic that Argentina, ranked 2nd in the world, could easily win the first match. But the result once again confirmed the saying “never say never”. Although Messi scored a 12-yard free throw for Argentina in the first 9 minutes of the game, he took a 1-point lead in the second half, but later in the game, Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari made contributions successively. They scored a tie and a lead for Saudi Arabia, while Argentina was still unable to break through the opponent’s defense until the end, and sadly swallowed its first defeat.
Argentina’s unexpected loss interrupted its 36-match unbeaten record in international competitions. On the other hand, victorious Saudi Arabia was jubilant, and King Salman declared a national holiday to celebrate the football team’s historic victory in the FIFA World Cup.