This defeat was a wake-up call for the Navy; Argentina in the 1990s
After the defeat in the first match of the World Cup in Qatar, there is a lot of criticism towards Argentina. Team Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia 2-1.
Despite having many opportunities to score, Messi could not advance in the face of the Saudi attack.
In the 10th minute, Messi scored a penalty in favor of Argentina for fouling Peredes in Saudi’s Al Bulayahi box.
Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia for the first time in history. Many fans of Saudi came out praising Saudi for winning the coup.
SAUDI ARABIA SHOCK THE WORLD pic.twitter.com/tOFvllbfeD
— 433 (@433) November 22, 2022
Football fans are worried about how the World Cup favorites Argentina will progress if they can fight and win even against Kunjan’s team.
But the history of Argentina reaching the finals of the World Cup two decades ago is repeating itself here, and in the 1990 World Cup when Argentina reached the finals, they started losing the first game.
Team Argentina started by losing 1-0 to Cameroon that day. After losing to Cameroon, Argentina never looked back.
One of the biggest upsets in the past few world cups. Reminded me of the first ever World Cup match I’ve watched in 1990 (Cameroon vs Argentina 1-0)!
Saudi Arabia beats Argentina 2-1!!! What a historic win! pic.twitter.com/Ucyt4pNPMG
— Ahmad Al-Hader (@ahmadalhader) November 22, 2022
One of the scenarios for Argentina:
Mexico win vs. Poland
Poland win vs. Saudi Arabia
Argentina win vs. Mexico
After 2 games, it would mean all four teams would have one win and one loss. Final games (Argentina vs. Poland, Mexico vs. Saudi Arabia) would determine the group. pic.twitter.com/KIkIQXAo3h
— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) November 22, 2022
Argentina defeated the Soviet Union 2-0 in the second match and entered the next round with a draw in the third match.
That fighting spirit then ended in the finals. It is estimated that this time too, there are many similarities with the match held in the 90 World Cup. If it was a weak Cameroon that brought down the Blue Army then, only this time it is in the form of Saudi Arabia.
GRAVE: O lateral Yasser Al-Shahrani, da Arábia Saudia, não deve mais jogar na Copa do Mundo depois do shock com o goleiro Al-Owais hoje cedo no jogo contra a Argentina.
Ele teve fraturas na mandibular e em ossos do lado eskerso da face, alem de uma internal hemorrhagia. pic.twitter.com/sJrGbCw9Eu
— CHOQUEI (@choquei) November 23, 2022
In recent world tournaments, Argentina’s style has been to rise to form with each passing match. The same thing happened in 2014. Argentina, who won by small margins, were seen to be in good form at a fast pace. The general view is that this defeat is likely to be a wake-up call for Argentina.
Messi scored a penalty in the first half to give Argentina the lead, but Salih Alshehri equalized in the 48th minute. Within five minutes, Salem Aldawsari scored a stunning goal to give Saudi a lead.
No surprise here
Saudi Arabia Goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais wins Player of the Match after recording five saves vs Argentina pic.twitter.com/OVOjm7Mjbr
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 22, 2022
Later, we saw the Saudis who were confined to defense only. Muhammad Al Owaisi, who became Saudi’s big wall by knocking down Argentina’s every goal attempt and holding his hand, attracted public attention. This is the second World Cup for Owais who is the star of the game with crucial saves.
Owais also played in the Russian World Cup. Owais started playing for Saudi club Al Shabaab 10 years ago. He was a member of the team that won the King Cup and the Saudi Super Cup.
Content Highlights: Argentina have lost their first game at the World Cup for the first time since the 1990