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Saudi Arabia history maker speaks out after beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina at Qatar 2022 ▷

  • Herve Renard rejoiced as his Saudi team won over Argentina in their opening game of the FIFA World Cup
  • The two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner with different countries dedicated the victory to the Saudi people
  • Saudi Arabia picked up an unexpected victory against an Argentinian side led by seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi

Saudi Arabia head coach Hervé Renard thanked his team for their determination and courage after their shock victory over Argentina.

Lionel Messi had put Argentina ahead at the Lusail Stadium in what looked like a routine win for the South American side, only for Saudi Arabia to score two quick second-half goals.

Saudi Arabia head coach Hervé Renard. Photo by Khaled DESOUKI.
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It was the first time that Argentina lost their opening match of a world Cup meet. Speaking after the match via his social media handles, Renard said:

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“Congratulations to the team and the staff for this game, I dedicate this victory to the Saudi people. We look forward to your support in the next game!”

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The Green Falcons have now placed themselves in a privileged position to qualify for the knockout stages, with games against Mexico and Poland to follow.

Renard was ready to sow discord

sports briefs had earlier reported that Saudi Arabia head coach Hervé Renard believes his accusations can cause upset when they face Argentina in their World Cup opener.

The French boss led the Middle Eastern nation to the Mundial after dominating their group in the second round of the Asian qualifiers.

The Green Falcons prepared adequately for football’s biggest showpiece in Qatar, with their last friendly against Croatia, where they suffered a 1-0 defeat.

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sports briefs also reported that Saudi Arabian fans at the Lusail Iconic Stadium couldn’t believe their eyes as the Green Falcons created one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history.

Ranked as one of the favorites to go all the way in Qatar, Argentina were left grounded by Saudi Arabia, who condemned Argentina to their first loss in 36 matches.

After Salem Al-Dawsari’s golazo, which ultimately turned out to be the winning goal, the Saudi section of the Lusail Stadium entered a state of pandemonium with their celebrations.

Source: Sports Brief News