'A deserved victory': Sheikh Mohammed hails incredible Saudi win over Argentina at FIFA World Cup.
22 November 2022, 12:00 AM
31 December 2022, 12:00 AM
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, paid rich tribute to the Saudi Arabian football team following one of the greatest World Cup upsets in history, as they beat title tournament favourites Argentina 2-1 at the Lusail Stadium in Doha on Tuesday.
“A deserved victory. Combative performance. An Arab joy. Congratulations to the Saudi national team who made us happy,” the Dubai Ruler tweeted.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, also shared his support for the Saudi Arabian team on social media as two-time World Cup champions Argentina lost their opening game.
Saudi Arabia shocked favourites Argentina with brilliant goals from Saleh al-Shehri and Salem al-Dawsari.
The Green Falcons, ranked 51st in the global rankings, beat the world's third-best team in a pulsating match at Doha's Lusail Stadium.
Saudi Arabia has declared a national holiday following its stunning 2-1 victory over Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the Qatar World Cup.
All employees in the public and private sectors will have the day off work, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. Students will also not have to attend lessons.