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Saudi Arabia Announces Wednesday Official Holiday after Victory over Argentina

Tue 22 Nov 2022 | 06:44 PM
Taarek Refaat

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz decided that Wednesday, Nov. 23 will be considered a holiday for all employees in all sectors, including private one, as well as students in all educational stages.

This came after the Saudi national team’s victory over its Argentine counterpart in the opening matches of the 2022 World Cup Qatar.

The Saudi national team achieved a historic victory over Argentina, in the biggest surprises of the World Cup, with a score of 2-1, in the match that brought them together at Lusail Stadium, in the first round of the group stage.

The greens turned a goal behind in the first half into a two-goal lead with the start of the second half, as Argentine star Lionel Messi scored in the 10' from a penalty kick, then Saleh Al-Shehri equalized in the 48'. Finally, Salem Al-Dosari added the second goal in the 53' to end the match for the greens.