Saudi Arabia declares public holiday after shock Argentina win | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Saudi King Salman publicizes a snap public vacation for employees and college students within the kingdom, in celebration of the win.

Jubilant Saudi soccer followers celebrating deep into the evening on Tuesday can relaxation straightforward with a lie-in tomorrow, after authorities in Riydh declared a nationwide vacation to mark a shock World Cup victory.

The Inexperienced Falcons’ 2-1 win over Argentina, one of many world’s top-ranked groups, is among the many greatest shock leads to the historical past of the event.

“That is soccer. Generally issues are fully loopy,” Saudi Arabia coach Hervé Renard mentioned. “All the celebs aligned for us,” added Renard, who gained the African Cup of Nations as coach of Zambia in 2012 after which repeated the feat with Ivory Coast in 2015.

In Saudi Arabia, King Salman introduced a snap public vacation for employees in the private and non-private sectors, in addition to college students within the kingdom, in celebration of the win.

The announcement follows the same transfer by Cameroon throughout the 1990 World Cup in Italy, when the unfancied African staff beat Argentina and in addition declared a public vacation the next day.

Saudi fans celebrate
Saudi followers have a good time after their staff’s win 2-1 in opposition to Argentina [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

Saudi Arabia had solely ever gained three World Cup matches in its historical past earlier than pulling off the upset, with second-half objectives from Saleh al-Shehri and Salem al-DawsarI answering a penalty scored by Lionel Messi within the tenth minute.

Saudi Arabia will subsequent face Poland on Saturday after which tackle Mexico subsequent Tuesday in Group C.

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