Saudi Arabia created a sensation on Tuesday by overthrowing Argentina (2-1) for their entry into the 2022 World Cup. And the Saudis do not intend to stop there.
The joy of the Saudis against Argentina
Saudi Arabia is in the headlines this Tuesday! For its entry into the 2022 World Cup, the Saudi selection offered itself the scalp of Argentina (2-1), one of the contenders for the final victory.
A real sensation that bears the mark of Herv Renard. Winner of the 2012 African Cup of Nations with Zambia then of the 2015 edition with the Ivory Coast, the French technician is capable of all exploits. But you had to be a guess all the same to predict the success of the Saudis today, especially after Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 10th minute.
Renard stung his attackers on the break
He also had to be smart to find the right words to revive his team, which was trailing 0-1 at half-time against one of the tournament favourites. Rus, Renard succeeded. To let them play in front of our defense and wait, we could not have done it all game, he explained to the microphone of beIN Sports. Unfortunately, at the start, our two strikers didn’t press the two central defenders and Paredes enough. (…) Well they were teased at half-time, I said to them: ‘it’s good, you’ve been trotting well’. And then they went looking for something. A gallant goal for Saleh Al-Shehri (48th) then a jewel synonymous with victory for Salem Al Dawsari (53rd).
After having moved his players at half-time, the coach did not fail to pay tribute to them at the end of the match. To sum up, all the plants were aligned today, relished the French technician. Argentina are a fantastic team, but crazy things can happen in football. I feel light… Congratulations to these fantastic players, I always congratulate them and I’ve been doing it for three years. Lightweight, Renard is on cloud nine after this success. But he does not intend to stay there. Neither did his players.
S. Al-Shehri – it is forbidden not to qualify
Playing against Argentina and the best player in the world gives you strong motivation to qualify. We are happy today and will forget tomorrow to think about the next match. God willing we will qualify , said Saud Abdulhamid. His teammate Al-Shehri is more categorical: We aspire to the round of 16, and this is the first stage. We have two games left. After this victory, it is forbidden not to qualify. Let it be said, Saudi Arabia has every intention of being one of the surprises of the World Cup in Qatar. And not just in one game.
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