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Saudi Arabia causes first upset of World Cup 2022 in Qatar

The start of the 2022 World Cup went pretty much how people expected it to go. Teams like England and the Netherlands won their matches. The next big team to play was Argentina. The team started their tournament against Saudi Arabia. This 2022 World Cup tournament is the last chance for Lionel Messi to win his country a World Cup. Argentina came into this match with a 6 match streak of winning first matches during a World Cup tournament. Saudi Arabia played 16 World Cup matches so far and only won three of them.

Lionel Messi to score and disallowed goals

Lionel Messi is one of the two biggest players in the World. He always competes with Cristiano Ronaldo for who’s the best out of them. Messi’s form into this tournament was levels above Ronaldo’s. The start of his tournament was very promising when Messi scored a 1-0 goal from the penalty spot early in the match. In the remainder of the first half, Messi and Lautaro Martinez twice, saw goals disallowed because of them being offside. Saudi Arabia got back to the dressing room being 1-0 down and a bit lucky.

Turnaround by Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia showed from the start they were quite a good footballing team. But nobody expected what they did in the second half. Two great goals in quick succession, scored by Saleh Al Shehri and Salem al Dawsari, gave Saudi Arabia the lead early in the second half. A shocked Argentina needed to collect their heads for a few minutes, before going back in attack again. They created some chances, but Saudi Arabia defended very well. Even in the 12 minutes of extra time, they managed to hold on. A 2-1 win for Saudi Arabia is a huge result. Already the biggest upset from this tournament. A result against either Mexico or Poland might put them in the knockout stages. At Livefootballtickets were we sell World Cup tickets, we’ve seen an immediate effect on the sales of Saudi Arabia tickets.