Biggest Upsets in World Cup History: Saudia Arabia Beat Argentina by 2-1

Saudi Arabia Defeat Argentina in the first World Cup group match on Tuesday! What a shocker to Messi's legendary team and their global fans!

By Lynda Sumner



    Argentina Lost The World Cup Opener against Saudi Arabia

    The whole football world has seen Saudi Arabia win Argentina 2-1. To the surprise of many soccer fans, the team they defeat is the strong football team Argentina, one of the tournament favorites. Argentina's loss to Saudi Arabia is a stunning upset in the tournament history that makes Saudi Arabia the first Asian country to win an opening match in World Cup history.

    Saudi Arabia Broke Argentina's 36-game Unbeaten Streak

    The Streak of Argentina has come to an end after being unbeaten in 36 games. They could have equaled Italy's 37-game unbeaten run if they won Saudi.

    Here're the top 5 unbeaten streaks in international football:

    • Italy: 37 matches (2018-21)
    • Argentina: 36 matches (2019-22)
    • Algeria: 35 matches (2018-22)
    • Spain: 35 matches (2007-09)
    • Brazil: 35 matches (1993-96)

    Great Display of Defence Leads to S.Arabia's Victory

    The brilliant defensive strategy Saudi Arabia showed in their opening match against Argentina on November 22 led to the first upset of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

    After coach Herve Renard's pep talk during halftime, the Saudis players have filled with confidence again. Saudi Arabia scored two goals in the first 5 minutes of the second half. Messi did not do any miracles in the next nearly 60 minutes because of the Saudi's great defensive plan. Mohammed Alowais and his teammates went for broke and finally, their gamble paid off.

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