Saudi Arabia’s 2-1 victory over two-time FIFA World Cup winners Argentina at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium was one of the biggest surprises this year. Many called Argentina’s loss the biggest upset in World Cup history.
With 48 places separating Argentina and Saudi Arabia in the world rankings, many had anticipated that Argentina, led by soccer legend Lionel Messi, would easily defeat Saudi Arabia. Argentina has been undefeated for three years and is one of the favorites to win the 2022 tournament.
The fans were in the clouds and so were all the people of Saudi Arabia. According to a report by UK-based Express, Saudi Arabian players will be presented with a Rolls Royce from the country’s royal family after the impressive victory. It is said that Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud will present each of the players with a RM6 million Rolls Royce Phantom when they return from Qatar.
After the incredible victory, shocked Saudis organized dance circles and waved their country’s flag, which included a sword design, from the windows of moving cars in Riyadh.
According to Arab News, the King had also announced a celebratory holiday in the country after a suggestion made by the Prince. The report quoted the Saudi Press Agency as saying that all public and private sector employees and…