World Cup 2022

“Difficult to imagine Martinez being as indecisive there”: Argentina fans lament one player for horror show vs Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia produced one of the biggest ever upsets at a World Cup by defeating Argentina and one player has been scolded by fans for his performance...


The World Cup witnessed one of its greatest-ever upsets this morning as Saudi Arabia stunned one of the tournament’s favorites Argentina.

The team ranked 51st in the world managed to defeat Argentina who are ranked 3rd in the FIFA world rankings.

Lionel Scaloni’s side had been on a staggering 36-game unbeaten run which extended over three years.

But Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari’s second-half goals stunned the world and Messi & co.

Following the first-half, Argentina lead 1-0 but looked pretty uncomfortable at times with Saudi playing a very high line.

In the second half, the story changed as Hervé Renard’s side managed to come from behind and expose La Albiceleste’s defensive weaknesses.

One player’s performance that had fans talking was that of Tottenham Hotspur’s Cristian Romero.

The defender’s season has been plagued by injuries and today his display was heavily scrutinised by many on social media.

He was eventually withdrawn after 59 minutes and replaced by Lisandro Martinez.

In the first-half, he gave away the ball on several occasions and looked very shaky.

The 24-year-old then managed to get beaten all ends up by Alshehri who netted the equaliser.

Scaloni now faces the tricky decision of whether or not to bench the defender in Argentina’s next game against Mexico on Saturday.

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Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.



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