Saudi Arabia fans celebrate after FIFA World Cup 2022 match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia at Marsool Park Stadium in Riyadh. Reuters
Saudi Arabia stunned Lionel Messi's Argentina on Tuesday, beating the two-time winners 2-1 in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history.
Messi gave the Copa America holders an early lead from the penalty spot but Saleh Al-Shehri equalised early in the second half and Salem Al-Dawsari struck a sensational winner.
Argentina, who were one of the favourites to win the World Cup, would have equalled Italy's record of 37 matches unbeaten had they avoided defeat in the Lusail Stadium.
Saudi Arabia are ranked 51st in the FIFA world rankings.
Starting line-ups in the Group C World Cup group stage match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia in Doha's Lusail stadium on Tuesday (kick-off 1000 GMT):
Emiliano Martinez; Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico; Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alejandro Gomez; Lionel Messi (capt), Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria
Coach: Lionel Scaloni
Saudi Arabia (4-3-3):
Saudi Arabia's fans celebrate prior the World Cup group C soccer match in Lusail, Qatar, on Tuesday. AP
Mohammed Al-Owais; Saud Abdulhamid, Hassan Al-Tambakti, Ali Al-Bulayhi, Yasser Al-Shahrani; Mohamed Kanno, Abdulelah Al-Malki, Salman Al-Faraj (capt); Salem Al-Dawsari, Firas Al-Brikan, Saleh Al-Shehri
Coach: Herve Renard (FRA)
Referee: Slavko Vincic (SLO)
Al Shahrani left the field on a stretcher after the collision, which took place during stoppage time in Qatar.
'In five minutes of mistakes that we made, we went 2-1 down and then it was really tough and we lost organisation and started punting the ball,' says Messi
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud celebrated the victory over Argentina in the most royal manner in Doha.
The newly crowned champions of the world boarded an open top bus and several, including Messi, could be seen singing the words to "Muchachos” while they waited for everyone to get on to travel to the headquarters of the Argentine Football Association.
Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the women's Under-19 team on winning the inaugural Under-19 T20 World Cup in South Africa. Indian girls defeated England by seven wickets in a one-sided match.
The 35-year-old climbed to his player's box afterwards to embrace his mother and broke down in uncontrollable tears, collapsing to the ground sobbing.
The team kept their leading streak until halftime with a comfortable 5-goal lead. The Dubai Wolves by Cafu redeemed themselves in the succeeding chukkers with a flurry of goals from Carlos Ulloa and threatened to steal the victory with a last-second penalty.