King of Saudi Arabia decrees public holiday for victory against Argentina

The King Salman of Saudi Arabia announced that Wednesday will be holiday in the country After the Saudi team beat Argentina 2-1 in his first game of Qatar World Cup 2022.

The 86-year-old monarch “orders that tomorrow, Wednesday, be holiday for all employees in the public and private sectorsas well as for male and female students of all educational levels,” indicated the Al-Ekhbariya channel on Twitter on Tuesday.

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The announcement comes in the middle of an exam period in that Gulf nation, so they will have to be postponed.

Saudi Arabia achieved this Tuesday at the Qatar 2022 World Cup one of the biggest surprises in the history of that competition by defeat Leo Messi’s Argentine team 2-1.

The game started well for the Argentine team, with a goal from Lionel Messi penalty (minute 10), but the Saudis they turned the score around thanks to Saleh Al Sheri (48) and Salem Al Dawsari (53).

After the final whistle, the capital, Riyadh, was filled with celebrations with fans forming impromptu dance circles and waving the national flag from car windows.

Al-Ekhbariya published images of King Salman’s son, the crown prince Mohammed bin Salmancelebrating the football victory with a group that included the Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.

Turki al-Sheikh, an adviser to the Royal Court and head of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority, announced on Twitter making Riyadh’s major theme parks and entertainment centers free on Tuesday.

The Saudi Arabian players celebrate their victory in the match against Argentina in Group C of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. (AFP)

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