Argentina suffered a painful and unexpected defeat against Saudi Arabia with a score of 2-1, in his debut in the 2022 World Cup, on Tuesday in Lusail. A result that complicates, from the outset, the future of Lionel Messi’s team in the competition.
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The Saudis, who managed the first big upset of the tournament, They seemed on paper the weakest team in group C, which is completed by Mexico and Poland.
Everything had started well for the Albiceleste, with a penalty from Lionel Messi (minute 10), but then the Asians turned the score around through Saleh Al Sheri (48) and Salem Al Dawsari (53).
The Argentines, who had seen three goals disallowed for offside in the first half, were unable to recover and crashed time and again in their attempts to avoid disaster.
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“You have to get up, win the other two games. Today is a sad day, but as we always say, head up and forward,” said coach Lionel Scaloni.
Argentina’s unbeaten match streak stood at 36, to one to reach the record of 37 of the Italy of Roberto Mancini. La Scaloneta had not lost since July 2019, in the semifinal against Brazil in the Copa América that year.