Saudi Arabia declares a holiday on Wednesday to honour their victory over Argentina in the FIFA World Cup: Report

Saudi Arabia defeated Argentina 2-1 in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history . King Salman has agreed to hold a holiday on Wednesday to commemorate the country's historic victory .

Saudi Arabia's men's team suffered a humiliating defeat to Lionel Messi-led Argentina on Tuesday, marking one of the most memorable moments in its football career.In one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history, the gulf nation defeated Argentina 2-1 at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.In the 10th minute, Messi broke the deadlock, but Saudi Arabia's entire population remained in ecstasy as a result of goals from Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Aldawsari.According to Arab News, King Salman has agreed to hold a holiday on Wednesday to commemorate the country's historic victory.

According to the Saudi newspaper, all public and private sector workers and students will be given a holiday.After their spectacular victory over Argentina, disbelieving Saudis formed impromptu dance circles and waved the sword-emblazoned national flag from the window of speeding cars in Riyadh on Tuesday.Fans cheering on a big screen at a stadium in the capital Riyadh watched Herve Renards Green Falcons, who are 51st in the world, beat the twice-world champions after Messi scored a penalty and Argentina had three goals dismissed for offside just three minutes into the second half.(For a complete list of videos, click here.

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