Following Saudi Arabia’s unexpected win against Argentina on Tuesday in Qatar, the nation has confirmed a national holiday to celebrate the win. In a shocker, the middle-eastern country defeated the Messi-led side 2-1.
National holiday in Saudi Arabia following win against Argentina
The Saudi Press Agency has confirmed that King Salman gave a green signal to the suggestion from Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman for the nation to have a “celebration day” after their win against Argentina.
All private and public employees will get a holiday and the schools will be closed too. In the Gulf nation, the final exams are ongoing but after this announcement, they have to be rescheduled.
Turki-al-Sheikh, a Royal court advisor and Saudi Arabia’s general entertainment head, took to Twitter to announce that admission fees will be waived at major theme parks and entertainment centers in the city the following day.
Saudi Arabia had a great bounce back after costing a goal to Lionel Messi’s artistic penalty. The Lusail Stadium in Doha saw a stunning equalizer from Saleh Al-Shehri and an awesome Salem AI-Dawsari winner.
Playing a dangerous high defensive line, luck was with the athletic Saudis in the first half when there times Argentina’s attempt in the nets was rejected by offside calls.
Huge celebrations from fans
Celebrations exploded among fans after the final whistle went on air. Fans started creating impromptu dance circles and motioning the sword-emblazoned national flags from the windows of the hurrying cars.
Saudi Arabia has been brilliant with their comeback after the first half, and in one of the greatest upsets in Football history, they have sealed the victory against World Cup favorites, according to many experts.
Let’s wait and watch what other surprises the Qatar World cup has in store for the upcoming days.