Saudi Arabia’s Green secured a 2-1 victory over Argentina on Tuesday afternoon’s
2022 World Cup match in Qatar.
Both Saleh al-Shahri and Salim al-Dusri scored, while Lionel Messi scored for Argentina.
The following report highlighted the figures and statistics on this historic win:
Mohamed Al Owais made five saves against Argentina, the most by a goalkeeper in
a single match to date at the 2022 World Cup.
In its opening match of the 2022 World Cup, Saudi Arabia ended Argentina’s 36
match unbeaten run.
- For the first time since July 2019, Argentina lost a match.
Messi is the fifth player in history to score in four different World Cups.
Saudi Arabia reached 4 wins, six defeats, and seven draws in 17 World Cup matches.
Argentina was beaten for the first time in the World Cup when Messi scored.
Saleh Al-Shahri is the third-largest player registered for Saudi Arabia in the World Cup
(29 years and 21 days) after Youssef Al-Thani (34 years and 218 days) and Sami Al-Jaber (33 years and 185 days).
- The last 3 teams to beat Argentina in the World Cup, completed their campaign
until they were crowned (2014 Germany, 2018 France), or reached the final (2018 Croatia).
For the second time in its history with the World Cup, Argentina failed to win after finishing the first half ahead since the 1930s final against Uruguay. (2-1 2-4 is over).
The two sides faced off once in an official meeting played in October 1992 within the Continents Cup
and ended with Argentina winning 3-1. Argentina then scored Leonardo Rodriguez, Claudio Canigia, and Diego Simeone, while Saeed Ayeran scored Saudi Arabia’s only goal.
Saudi Arabia is participating in the 2022 World Cup
for the sixth time in its history after the 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2018 tournaments.