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Saudi Arabia stuns Argentina in World Cup Group C

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-11-22 20:19
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Argentina's Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria look dejected after the match against Saudi Arabia in Group C at the FIFA World Cup at Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar, Nov 22, 2022. [Photo/Agencies]

LUSAIL -- Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari scored second-half goals as Saudi Arabia caused a major upset by beating Argentina 2-1 in their FIFA World Cup Group C match here on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi gave Argentina the lead by converting a 10th-minute penalty before Alshehri and Aldawsari struck early in the second half in front of 88,000 fans at Lusail stadium.

The result ended the Albiceleste's unbeaten run of 36 matches dating back to the 2019 Copa America in Brazil, where they lost to the tournament hosts in the semifinals.

It marked Saudi Arabia's first-ever victory over the South American team and only their fourth win in 17 World Cup matches overall.

Argentina, considered by many as title favorites before the tournament began, will now likely need to win both of their remaining group matches against Mexico and Poland to advance to the next round.

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