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Saudi Arabia, against all odds, defeated one of the tournament’s favorites, Argentina 2-1 in a group c opener at the ongoing FIFA world cup in Qatar.

Argentina scored their only goal via Lionel Messi’s penalty ten minutes into the game after VAR check claimed the foul in the area for a spot kick.

The Saudi’s came back smoking in the second half of the match to score two goals and defended the lead meticulously until the final whistle.

The two goals by Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari in a five-minute span in the second half cancelled out Messi’s first-half penalty and gave the Saudis their greatest win. 

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The defeat meant Argentina have suffered one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history after Saudi Arabia completed a remarkable comeback victory at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

Argentina, captained by Lionel Messi and on a 36-run unbeaten streak, were billed as one of the favourites coming into the Qatar tournament.

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