On Tuesday, November 22, Argentina and Saudi Arabia played for the first date of group C of the World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, the score being one of the surprises of the World Cup: Lionel Messi and company’s ‘Albiceleste’ could not make it on their debut and lost 2-1.
Although the ‘Flea’ opened the scoring in the first half through a penalty, after a foul in the Arabia area sanctioned by the referee, they could not close the game and the Argentine team was surprised in the worst way: two goals that fell like a bucket of cold water from which they could not recover.
Argentina surprised the world with defeat
Saleh Al-Shehri appeared for the 1-1 start of the second half, shocking all the Argentine and South American fans in general. When it seemed that the team lionel scaloni could react immediately, he received another heavy blow with Salem Al-Dawsari’s 2-1.
As expected, the reactions did not take long to appear in the world, especially on social networks where netizens recalled what Ricardo Gareca’s Peruvian team did four years ago when they were preparing to play the Russia World Cup 2018.
It should be remembered that the Bicolor faced Arabia in a friendly match played on June 3 of that year. The match was a resounding victory for Peru, so many users did not hesitate to remind Argentina of this result after their defeat on Tuesday, some even shared data that few knew. What is it about?
“Fact: Undefeated Peru beat Saudi Arabia (June 3, 2018) Undefeated Argentina didn’t beat Saudi Arabia (November 22, 2022) Point for Peru? Of course, “reads one of the various messages that circulated on Twitter.