Saudis celebrating their historic victory against Argentine

 Saudi King declared public holiday today to publicly celebrate yesterday's world cup victory against Argentine

Saudi Arabia has declared November 23 (Wednesday) as a public holiday in the kingdom to celebrate its historic win against Argentina in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It applies to all employees in both public and private sectors, as well as all students across the country. 

 There was joy and jubilation all around as Saudi Arabia's football team scored a shock upset against Argentina in the World Cup on Tuesday. Whole nation is celebrating this historic win. Saudi Arabia's win is also celebrating across the Arab world. 

The Saudi win is particularly notable as this is the first FIFA World Cup to be held in the Middle East. In another video, Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, can be seen raising a Saudi flag.

 On his fifth and final quest for the only major trophy to elude him, the 35-year-old Messi scored a 10th minute penalty in a dominant first half display where he and Lautaro Martinez also had three goals disallowed for offside.

But Saudi Arabia, the second-lowest ranked team in the tournament after Ghana, threw caution to the wind at the start of the second half, charging at Argentina's defence in front of a frenzied 88,012 crowd.

Reacting to the kingdom’s victory, PM Shehbaz Sharif tweeted, “What a game of football it was! Saudi Arabia made history today by staging the biggest upset in FIFA World Cup thriller against Argentina. Heartiest congratulations to HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. We share the happiness of our Saudi brothers & sisters on this great win.”

 This isn't the first time a public holiday has been declared after a World Cup win. Cameroon's stellar performance against Argentina in the opening match of 1990's tournament – often referred to as one of the biggest upsets in football history – also received similar reactions.


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