Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The most authoritative international newspapers have dealt with the “shock” caused by the Saudi national football team by beating the Argentine national team with two goals to one in the match that took place between them on Tuesday at World Cup 2022 matches in Qatar.
The Washington Post published a report saying: “From TheAthleticFC: Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in their opening match of the World Cup.. Messi has a lucrative deal to promote Saudi Arabia, which wants to host the 2030 World Cup, as well as Argentina.. It’s a strange situation to be there”.
The Washington Post wrote a report entitled “Saudi Arabia’s World Cup victory over Argentina unites a divided Middle East in celebration,” noting that “the 2-1 result was celebrated by Muslims and Arabs everywhere as a victory for them. Throughout the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, people found pride and happiness in Saudi Arabia’s victory over a team that was known to be much stronger.”
And the British newspaper, the Daily Mail, published a report which reads: “The shock of disbelief was the reaction of Argentine fans after Lionel Messi and his colleagues suffered the biggest turmoil in the history of the World Cup with a surprising defeat against the Saudi national team”.