The best photos of Argentina’s defeat against Saudi Arabia in their World Cup debut in Qatar

The first ovation of the day, when Lionel Messi came out onto the pitch
The first ovation of the day, when Lionel Messi came out onto the pitch
The Argentine public present at the debut of the Scaleneta
The Argentine public present at the debut of the Scaleneta
Lionel Messi worked differentiated during the week, but assured that he is one hundred percent physically
Lionel Messi worked differentiated during the week, but assured that he is one hundred percent physically
Lionel Messi, Rodrigo De Paul and Ángel Di María carried out the pre-competitive movements together
Lionel Messi, Rodrigo De Paul and Ángel Di María carried out the pre-competitive movements together
The Argentine team is the candidate to stay with Group C
The Argentine team is the candidate to stay with Group C
The albiceleste color in the stands, inevitable in every World Cup event
The albiceleste color in the stands, inevitable in every World Cup event
Dibu Martínez, the starting goalkeeper of the Argentine national team
Dibu Martínez, the starting goalkeeper of the Argentine national team
Lionel Messi, ready to play his fifth World Cup
Lionel Messi, ready to play his fifth World Cup
The Argentine team will begin its journey facing Saudi Arabia
The Argentine team will begin its journey facing Saudi Arabia
The Argentine team arrives at this tournament as Copa América champion
The Argentine team arrives at this tournament as Copa América champion
Lionel Messi appreciates the displays of affection from the public
Lionel Messi appreciates the displays of affection from the public
The passing of the hand, the desire of an entire country.  Diego Armando Maradona gives the World Cup to Lionel Messi
The passing of the hand, the desire of an entire country. Diego Armando Maradona gives the World Cup to Lionel Messi
Large number of Saudi Arabian fans flocked to the stadium
Large number of Saudi Arabian fans flocked to the stadium
Diego Armando Maradona, always present with the National Team
Diego Armando Maradona, always present with the National Team
Qatar 2022, the first World Cup after the death of Diego Armando Maradona
Qatar 2022, the first World Cup after the death of Diego Armando Maradona
One of the many flags dedicated to Lionel Messi
One of the many flags dedicated to Lionel Messi
The World Cup, the great obsession
The World Cup, the great obsession
The bass drums, a classic for Argentine fans
The bass drums, a classic for Argentine fans
The formation of Saudi Arabia to face Argentina
The formation of Saudi Arabia to face Argentina
Lionel Scaloni's 11 for his debut at the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Lionel Scaloni’s 11 for his debut at the Qatar 2022 World Cup
The stadium, with great white and light blue colors in the stands
The stadium, with great white and light blue colors in the stands
The magic of Lionel Scaloni, present at the Lusail Stadium
The magic of Lionel Scaloni, present at the Lusail Stadium
FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the stadium to watch Argentina-Saudi Arabia
FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the stadium to watch Argentina-Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Al-Owais saved a good shot from Lionel Messi early in the game
Mohammed Al-Owais saved a good shot from Lionel Messi early in the game
Lionel Messi marked by several Saudi Arabian footballers, a constant during the match
Lionel Messi marked by several Saudi Arabian footballers, a constant during the match
All the cameras with Lionel Messi, one of the main stars of the tournament
All the cameras with Lionel Messi, one of the main stars of the tournament
Lionel Messi, the scorer of Argentina's first goal in Qatar 2022
Lionel Messi, the scorer of Argentina’s first goal in Qatar 2022
Lionel Messi celebrates his goal with the Argentine team that traveled to Qatar
Lionel Messi celebrates his goal with the Argentine team that traveled to Qatar
Lionel Messi's left foot, infallible from the penalty spot
Lionel Messi’s left foot, infallible from the penalty spot
Lautaro Martínez suffers the rough game of Saudi Arabia
Lautaro Martínez suffers the rough game of Saudi Arabia
Lionel Scaloni, glued to the lime line giving instructions to his team against Saudi Arabia
Lionel Scaloni, glued to the lime line giving instructions to his team against Saudi Arabia
Alejandro Papu Gómez earned a place in the team after Gio Lo Celso's injury
Alejandro Papu Gómez earned a place in the team after Gio Lo Celso’s injury
The breath in the stands of the stadium
The breath in the stands of the stadium
Dibu Martínez became a guarantee in the goal of Argentina
Dibu Martínez became a guarantee in the goal of Argentina
Lionel Messi, with his classic goal celebration
Lionel Messi, with his classic goal celebration
The entire Argentina squad runs to hug Lionel Messi
The entire Argentina squad runs to hug Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi opened the scoring with a penalty that was sanctioned via VAR
Lionel Messi opened the scoring with a penalty that was sanctioned via VAR
The relief of Lionel Messi after scoring the first goal of the match
The relief of Lionel Messi after scoring the first goal of the match
Sing it, Lionel.  Messi, with a superb definition, scored the first goal of the match.
Sing it, Lionel. Messi, with a superb definition, scored the first goal of the match.
Lionel Messi's reaction after having his second goal disallowed due to offside position
Lionel Messi’s reaction after having his second goal disallowed due to offside position
Everyone approaches the tunnel to have the best photo of Lionel Messi leaving the field of play
Everyone approaches the tunnel to have the best photo of Lionel Messi leaving the field of play
Lautaro Martínez defined coldly, but the VAR annulled his goal due to an offside position
Lautaro Martínez defined coldly, but the VAR annulled his goal due to an offside position
All of Argentina celebrated Lautaro Martínez's goal, but the VAR annulled it due to an advanced position
All of Argentina celebrated Lautaro Martínez’s goal, but the VAR annulled it due to an advanced position
Lionel Messi was able to increase the score, but the technology did not validate his goal
Lionel Messi was able to increase the score, but the technology did not validate his goal
Lionel Messi, the main reference of Argentina
Lionel Messi, the main reference of Argentina
Nicolás Tagliafico started instead of Huevo Acuña on the left side
Nicolás Tagliafico started instead of Huevo Acuña on the left side
Leandro Paredes, the patron of the media in Argentina
Leandro Paredes, the patron of the media in Argentina
Lautaro Martínez left Mohammed Al-Owais on the road, but technology drowned out his goal cry
Lautaro Martínez left Mohammed Al-Owais on the road, but technology drowned out his goal cry
The fans of Saudi Arabia, expectant of what their team can do in the group stage
The fans of Saudi Arabia, expectant of what their team can do in the group stage
Papu Gómez suffers the harshness of Abdulellah Al-Malki
Papu Gómez suffers the harshness of Abdulellah Al-Malki
Lionel Messi regrets another goal not validated for Argentina
Lionel Messi regrets another goal not validated for Argentina
Saudi Arabia sought to discount from the airway
Saudi Arabia sought to discount from the airway
Lautaro Martínez cannot believe it: another goal that is canceled due to an advanced position
Lautaro Martínez cannot believe it: another goal that is canceled due to an advanced position
Ángel Di María seeks to break the resistance of Saudi Arabia
Ángel Di María seeks to break the resistance of Saudi Arabia
Yasser Al-Shahrani gives instructions to his teammates to organize themselves on the field
Yasser Al-Shahrani gives instructions to his teammates to organize themselves on the field
Feras Albrikan, with his gaze fixed on the ball
Feras Albrikan, with his gaze fixed on the ball
Lionel Messi seeks to make history in Qatar 2022
Lionel Messi seeks to make history in Qatar 2022
The Argentine partiality disputes to catch the ball that fell in one of the stands of the stadium
The Argentine partiality disputes to catch the ball that fell in one of the stands of the stadium
Rodrigo De Paul, one of the engines of Argentina's midfield
Rodrigo De Paul, one of the engines of Argentina’s midfield
Lionel Messi, always with the ball at his feet
Lionel Messi, always with the ball at his feet
Ángel Di María, one of the historical figures of the team directed by Lionel Scaloni
Ángel Di María, one of the historical figures of the team directed by Lionel Scaloni
The alternatives of Lionel Scaloni in the bench of substitutes of Argentina
The alternatives of Lionel Scaloni in the bench of substitutes of Argentina
Saleh Al-Shehri put equality at the beginning of the plugin
Saleh Al-Shehri put equality at the beginning of the plugin
Lionel Scaloni seeks to order his team at the start of the second half
Lionel Scaloni seeks to order his team at the start of the second half
Lionel Messi's unease after Saudi Arabia's goal
Lionel Messi’s unease after Saudi Arabia’s goal
Saleh Al-Shehri celebrates his goal for Saudi Arabia
Saleh Al-Shehri celebrates his goal for Saudi Arabia
Al-Shehri runs to celebrate his goal after overcoming the resistance of Dibu Martínez
Al-Shehri runs to celebrate his goal after overcoming the resistance of Dibu Martínez
The joy of Saudi Arabia after a furious start to the second half
The joy of Saudi Arabia after a furious start to the second half
The acrobatic celebration of Salem Al-Dawsari
The acrobatic celebration of Salem Al-Dawsari
All Saudi Arabia rushes to Al-Dawsari to celebrate the goal against Argentina
All Saudi Arabia rushes to Al-Dawsari to celebrate the goal against Argentina
Nicolás Tagliafico had the goal, but collided with the resistance of the rival goalkeeper
Nicolás Tagliafico had the goal, but collided with the resistance of the rival goalkeeper
Lionel Scaloni claims the time lost during the match
Lionel Scaloni claims the time lost during the match
Lionel Messi's free kick went over the crossbar
Lionel Messi’s free kick went over the crossbar
Lionel Messi looks for how to straighten the course of the Argentine team
Lionel Messi looks for how to straighten the course of the Argentine team
The unease of Lionel Messi for the weak second half of Argentina
The unease of Lionel Messi for the weak second half of Argentina
Lionel Messi harangues and tries to get his teammates to react
Lionel Messi harangues and tries to get his teammates to react
Ángel Di María laments a wasted situation
Ángel Di María laments a wasted situation
The sadness of the Argentine public
The sadness of the Argentine public
Saudi Arabia celebrates a historic match for its team in a World Cup
Saudi Arabia celebrates a historic match for its team in a World Cup
  Yasser Al-Shahrani had to be removed from the field of play after suffering a strong blow
Yasser Al-Shahrani had to be removed from the field of play after suffering a strong blow
Lionel Messi can't believe it: Argentina began their way to the World Cup with defeat
Lionel Messi can’t believe it: Argentina began their way to the World Cup with defeat
The sadness in the Argentina squad after losing 2 to 1 with Saudi Arabia
The sadness in the Argentina squad after losing 2 to 1 with Saudi Arabia
Lionel Scaloni will have to look for solutions for the match with Mexico
Lionel Scaloni will have to look for solutions for the match with Mexico

Photos: Reuters/AFP/AP/Getty Images

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