Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The most prominent international newspapers dealt with the “shock” caused by the Saudi national football team by defeating the Argentine national team with two goals to one in the match that was held between them, Tuesday, in the 2022 World Cup matches in Qatar.
The Washington Post published a report in which it said: “From TheAthleticFC: Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the World Cup .. Messi has a lucrative deal to promote Saudi Arabia, which wants to host the 2030 World Cup, as well as Argentina .. It is a strange situation to be in it.”
The Washington Post wrote a report titled “Saudi Arabia’s World Cup victory over Argentina unites a Middle East divided by celebrations,” highlighting that “the 2-1 result was celebrated by Muslims and Arabs everywhere as a victory for them. Throughout the United States, Europe and South East Asia and the Middle East, people found pride and happiness in Saudi Arabia’s victory over a team that was known to be much stronger.”
And the British newspaper, the Daily Mail, published a report in which it said: “The shock of disbelief was the reaction of the Argentine fans after Lionel Messi and his colleagues suffered from the biggest turmoil in the history of the World Cup with a surprising defeat against the Saudi national team.”