Argentina Shock Defeat To Saudi Arabia, One of the biggest World Cup Upsets Ever Featured Messi

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Argentina Shock Defeat To Saudi Arabia

With a 2-1 victory over Argentina, Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history.

With a penalty kick in the 10th minute, Lionel Messi gave Argentina an early lead over the Middle Eastern country.

Argentina Shock Defeat To Saudi Arabia

Argentina Shock Defeat To Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia looked likely to suffer a huge loss after the South Americans had three goals disallowed for offside in the following 35 minutes.

However, two goals in five minutes at the opening of the second half for a team that bookmakers were giving odds of 500-1 to win the World Cup before the competition started turned the game on its head.

 

Argentina Shock Defeat To Saudi Arabia
Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts as Saudi Arabia celebrates their first goal

Prior to the referee blowing the final whistle for full-time and inciting wild celebrations among their players and thousands of fans inside the stadium, Saudi had to hold out for almost 14 minutes of additional time.

Before the first ball was ever kicked, Argentina was the second favorite to win the title after their 36-match winning streak.

Their most recent loss was to Brazil three years ago.

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