Saudi Arabia declares public vacation after shock Argentina win | Qatar World Cup 2022 Information
Saudi King Salman pronounces a snap public vacation for employees and college students within the kingdom, in celebration of the win.
Jubilant Saudi soccer followers celebrating deep into the evening on Tuesday can relaxation simple with a lie-in tomorrow, after authorities in Riydh declared a nationwide vacation to mark a shock World Cup victory.
The Inexperienced Falcons’ 2-1 win over Argentina, one of many world’s top-ranked groups, is among the many greatest shock ends in the historical past of the event.
“That is soccer. Typically issues are fully loopy,” Saudi Arabia coach Hervé Renard mentioned. “All the celebrities aligned for us,” added Renard, who gained the African Cup of Nations as coach of Zambia in 2012 after which repeated the feat with Ivory Coast in 2015.
The announcement follows an identical transfer by Cameroon in the course of the 1990 World Cup in Italy, when the unfancied African group beat Argentina and likewise declared a public vacation the next day.
Saudi Arabia had solely ever gained three World Cup matches in its historical past earlier than pulling off the upset, with second-half targets from Saleh al-Shehri and Salem al-DawsarI answering a penalty scored by Lionel Messi within the tenth minute.
Saudi Arabia will subsequent face Poland on Saturday after which tackle Mexico subsequent Tuesday in Group C.