Argentina vs Saudi Arabia: Highlights, Updates & Key Events

Lionel Messi and Argentina are stunned by Saudi Arabia in the opening upset of the World Cup.

In front of 88,012 spectators on Tuesday at Lusail Stadium, Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, and won 2-1 after coming from behind. Argentina travelled to Qatar with the sole purpose of making sure that Lionel Messi’s final World Cup would be regarded as the one that bestowed the beautiful, golden light on his legacy that only this competition, this ultimate victory, can bestow. Instead, it must now confront the horrifying potential that it will always be associated with one of its greatest upsets and darkest.

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