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Saudi Arabia stuns Argentina in World Cup opener



Argentina lost their opening game of the 2022 World Cup at the hands of Saudi Arabia, ending a 36-game unbeaten streak.


Argentina and Lionel Messi lost their first game of a World Cup for the first time since 1990 as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia.

The two goals in a five minute spell also saw La Albiceleste’s 36-game uneaten run, dating back to 2019 where they lost to Brazil in the Copa America.


The result has come as a complete shock to everyone in world football. Not only was Argentina’s 36-game unbeaten streak ended, but several other records as well.

It was the first time since 1958 against Germany that Argentina have lost a World Cup match after scoring the first goal, and also the first time since 1930 they have lost a World Cup match when leading at half-time.


It is also the first time Argentina have lost a game in which Messi has scored in since 2009 against Spain.

Lionel Scaloni’s men face Mexico on November 26, where they’ll most likely need a win for any chance of making it out of Group C.


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