Saudi Arabia caused one of the biggest upsets in the FIFA World Cup history as they came from behind, shattering Argentina’s 36-match unbeaten streak in competition earlier today.
The Saudis beat the losers 2-1 in an epic Group C encounter.
Lionel Messi had given Argentina, one of the pre-match favourites, the lead 10 minutes in before Saudi Arabia – ranked 48 places below the South American giants – launched a stunning fightback.
At that stage, pundits had Saudi Arabia as high as 500-1 to come from behind and secure all three points.
Saleh Al-Shehri equalised just after half-time before Salem Al-Dawsari’s wondergoal put Saudi Arabia in front.
They then held on amid intense pressure from Argentina, sparking wild celebrations from their fans and players alike.