Saudi King declares holiday after win against Argentina


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulazizn has declared Wednesday, November 22 as a public holiday to celebrate the country’s shocking win against Argentina in Qatar.

Against all odds, the Saudi Arabians came from a goal down to secure a 2-1 win against Lionel Messi’s Argentina at the Lusail Stadium on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi scored the first goal of the game from the spot kick, Saleh Al-Shehri scored the equalizer and Salem Al Dawsari scored a goal of the tournament contender to hand Saudi the win.

And to celebrate the unexpected victory, a public holiday as been declared in Saudi Arabia.

“By order of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, it is directed that tomorrow, Wednesday will be a public holiday in all sectors, private and public including all phases of the educational institutions.”

Saudi Arabians have now put themselves in a good position to qualify from a group that has Mexico, and Poland.


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