Favorite teams face upset in FIFA world cup 2022
The favorite Argentina football team lost to Saudi Arabia.
You do not see this happening often, upset is the part of the game that people remember for a long time. The favorite Argentina football team lost to Saudi Arabia.
This is the first time Saudi Arabia won the first group stage match of the FIFA World Cup. This team of Saudi Arabia also broke Argentina’s thirty-nine-game unbeaten streak, which also includes the major Copa America trophy.
Saudi Arabia was given a winning chance of 8.7 percent so it is one of the biggest upsets in FIFA World Cup history.
Before the match everyone was talking about, as one of the best of all time playing his last WorldCup and no one knows how this might end up after this upset.
Messi scored the first goal of the match from the penalty spot and Argentina was leading in the first half. But the two goals in the second half of the match from Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al Dawsari turned the game.
Argentina’s team last lost their first group match of WorldCup in 1990. For perspective, Argentina has appeared in every World Cup in that span.
Argentina is the frontrunner for the world title but faces an uphill battle to get out of Group C, with big matches against Mexico and Poland in the coming days.
Argentina struggled for the remainder of the second half but they were unable to regain victory, largely due to strong play from Saudi goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais who was also the Man of the match for this big win.
Saudi Arabia’s victory was particularly moving as this year’s tournament is the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, Qatar’s status as a host country has drawn a lot of international media attention to social issues in the country and the Gulf region.