Argentina vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Lionel Messi’s Argentina Shocked As Saudi Arabia Win 2-1
FIFA World Cup, Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, Highlights: Argentina, headed by Lionel Messi, crashed to an unexpected 1-2 loss against Saudi Arabia, and their tournament thus got off to the worst conceivable start. Saleh Al Shehri’s remarkable equaliser for Saudi Arabia came just minutes into the second half, and Salem Al Dawsari’s superb solo goal increased their advantage. Lionel Messi scored the game’s first goal from the penalty spot earlier in the first half after VAR intervention gave Argentina a penalty against Saudi Arabia. Offside flags have prevented many goals for Messi and Lautaro Martinez. Despite Argentina only leading 1-0 at the break, Saudi Arabia deserves praise for not letting the game slip away.
Before the first game, there were some injury concerns about Messi, including rumours about his ankle. “I have no problems at all. It’s only precautionary measures, despite what I had read about having to miss some of the training or training. Nothing unusual or abnormal,” Messi was reported as saying by the
“I haven’t changed a thing; all I did was take care of myself. I have been working the same way I have my entire professional life. This is a momentous occasion because it’s probably my last World Cup. My last chance to turn my dream—our dream—into a reality,” Messi said at the press conference prior to the game.
The 35-year-old played a key role in leading the Albiceleste to the 2014 World Cup final, but they were defeated by Germany and were unable to win the tournament. Argentina, however, was eliminated in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Russia in 2018.