UK Saudi Arabia has national holiday after shock World Cup upset against Argentina last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- It's one of the biggest shock results the World Cup has ever seen.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Saudi Arabia is celebrating today after pulling off one of the greatest World Cup shocks by beating Lionel Messi's Argentina yesterday. The country immediately declared a national holiday for today (November 23) to celebrate their team's incredible win. This means all public and private sector employees and students have been given the day off as jubilant scenes were seen in the country yesterday. No one saw the 2-1 comeback win against one of the tournament's favourites coming, with Saudi Arabia being one of the lowest ranked teams in the tournament. Messi put the South American side in the lead early into the game and many would have thought this would be the first of many goals in a predicted comfortable win. However, Argentina were left to regret disallowed goals before Saudi Arabia scored two stunning goals and held on for the shock victory. READ MORE: Manchester United's next owners could divide the fanbase even more than the Glazers Saudi fans could be seen celebrating en-masse outside the ground in Qatar after the game in scenes of joy. And the celebrations are continuing into today as soon after the result was confirmed Saudi Arabia's King Salman announced a public holiday.
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. Dr Al-Otaibi, who has lived in England for 10 years and is a trustee for the Saudi British Society, told the PA news agency: “It was an incredible game. “The energy and the determination resembled the spirit that you would see in Saudi Arabia now. The country is developing very fast, so as people they have lots of hope and dreams and want to be the best in everything. This victory means a lot for us not just as Saudis, but as Gulf citizens in general who are seeing an aggressive and unfair coverage of how things are in the region. Football is a great soft power tool to bridge between cultures and create a better understanding between people." She added that the win reminded her of the team’s triumph over Belgium in 1994 after Saeed Al-Owairan scored “what was considered the most impressive goal in the history of the World Cup”. For more of today's top stories click here. READ NEXT: People 'risking their lives' to get pictures of spectacular Christmas lights at Manchester restaurant Manchester Christmas Markets Yorkshire Pudding wrap faves Porky Pig in golden ticket hunt "Everyone was looking": Woman's face doubles in size after serious sun poisoning "A child could be next": Labrador owner says 'dangerously out of control' dog mauled his pet