FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina Vs Saudi Arabia | Highlights: Saudi Arabia Stun Messi-led Argentina 2-1
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Live, FIFA World Cup 2022

Highlights Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Saudi Arabia caused the major upset of FIFA World Cup 2022 beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 in a Group C encounter at the Lusail Stadium on Tuesday. Argentina had the upper hand from the start and were awarded rightly in the ninth minute when Messi converted from the spot. The scoreline could have been in favour of Argentina had Messi’s one goal and Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez’s two strikes not ruled off side. However, much to everyone’s surprise, Saudi Arabia came back strongly in the second half and scored through Saleh Alshehri (48th) and Salem Aldawsari (53rd) to stun the 2021 Copa America champions. Argentina next play Mexico while Saudi Arabia face Poland, both on November 26.

FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

Argentina Squad: Emiliano Martinez, Geronimo Rulli, Franco Armani, Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, German Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Marcos Acuna, Nicolas Tagliafico, Juan Foyth, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alexis Mac Allister, Guido Rodriguez, Papu Gomez, Enzo Fernandez, Exequiel Palacios, Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Julian Alvarez, Nicolas Gonzalez, Joaquin Correa, Paulo Dybala, Lionel Messi.

Saudi Arabia Squad: Mohamed Al-Owais, Nawaf Al-Aqidi, Mohamed Al-Yami, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Abdullah Madu, Hassan Tambakti, Sultan Al-Ghanam, Mohammed Al-Breik, Saud Abdulhamid, Salman Al-Faraj, Riyadh Sharahili, Ali Al-Hassan, Mohamed Kanno, Abdulelah Al-Malki, Sami Al-Najei, Abdullah Otayf, Nasser Al-Dawsari, Abdulrahman Al-Aboud, Salem Al-Dawsari, Hattan Bahebri, Fahad Al-Muwallad, Haitham Asiri, Saleh Al-Shehri, Firas Al-Buraikan.

Live Updates

  • 5:40 PM IST

  • 5:38 PM IST

    LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Saudi Arabia pulls off one of the biggest upset in the FIFA World Cup history. They have defeated the Copa America Champions at the biggest stage of all ARG 1-2 KSA


  • 5:34 PM IST

    LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Another breathtaking save from Owais. He has been the MVP of the match. ARG 1-2 KSA


  • 5:32 PM IST

    LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: 8 more minutes of extra time added ARG 1-2 KSA


  • 5:29 PM IST

    LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Saudi Arabia’s player Al Shahrani take a knee to his face from his goalkeeper in process of defending a goal. The stretcher is on the field ARG 1-2 KSA

    • 5:25 PM IST

      LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: 8 extra minutes of stoppage time. Another great save from KSA. ARG 1-2 KSA

      • 5:23 PM IST

        LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Less than a minute remaining in full time. Can Messi do the unthinkable again? ARG 1-2 KSA

        • 5:19 PM IST

          LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Less than 5 minutes remain in the game and Argentina has still not scored the equalizer. ARG 1-2 KSA

          • 5:14 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Messi misses the free kick. He tried to go for the goal but missed it. ARG 1-2 KSA

          • 5:07 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Another good save by Owais. Argentina is failing to find the net. Will Saudi pull one of the biggest upset in FIFA history? ARG 1-2 KSA

          • 5:03 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Al Malki receives the first yellow card of the day. ARG 1-2 KSA

          • 5:01 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina is building pressure on Saudi Arabia now. They’re trying to keep the game in their half and closer to their box. Al Owais saved a goal. Martinez was about to shot the equalizer. ARG 1-2 KSA

          • 4:54 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina makes three quick substitutions. ARG 1-2 KSA

          • 4:47 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: GOAL!! Saudi Arabia scores again. They take the lead to 1-2. Salem Aldawsari scores the second goal for KSA in the 53rd minute. ARG 1-2 KSA

          • 4:43 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: GOAL!! Saudi Arabia levels the score in 48th minute. Alshehri strikes. ARG 1-1 KSA

          • 4:39 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Players are back on field. The second half starts. ARG 1-0 KSA (HT)

          • 4:37 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina is in a dominant position after the first half. They have maintained 64% of ball possession in the first half and attempted two shots on target. ARG 1-0 KSA (HT)

          • 4:26 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: And the referee blows the half-time whistle. Argentina have largely dominated the first 45 minutes and scored four times. However, three goals — one from Lionel Messi and two from Lautaro Martinez — were ruled off-side. The only Argentinean goal came from Messi via penalty in the ninth minute. Saudi Arabia should call themselves lucky. ARG 1-0 KSA (HT)

          • 4:20 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Angel Di Maria with the ball, he goes to the right, chips into the middle but finds no takers. A couple of few Argentina attacks follow suit but the scoreline remains same. ARG 1-0 KSA (45+3′)

          • 4:18 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Five minutes of added time. ARG 1-0 KSA (45′)

          • 4:14 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Corner for Argentina! Papu Gomez plays one-to-one with Lionel Messi but the former is fouled. Free kick for Argentina. Messi takes it but the ball gets lost in the middle, falls for De Paul but the Atletico Madrid striker shoots above. ARG 1-0 KSA (41′)

          • 4:12 PM IST
            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Papu Gomez is tackled from behind, and Argentina earn a free-kick. But once again Argentina fail. ARG 1-0 KSA (37′)
          • 4:09 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Lautaro Martinez breaks once more to scores again. But once again it is ruled off side. Argentina have found the net four times now but the score remains same. ARG 1-0 KSA (33′)

          • 4:06 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Saudi Arabia are slowing getting into the game with occasional attacks. Can they equalise soon? ARG 1-0 (30′)

          • 4:00 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL for Argentina. Lautaro Martinez doubles the lead. Oh No! The goal is ruled off-side after VAR check. Messi found off-side. ARG 1-0 KSA (27′)

          • 3:54 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: GOOOOOAAALL….. Messi scores his second goal but is ruled off-side. ARG 1-0 KSA (22′)

          • 3:49 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: So far, its all about Argentina. Messi’s men have dominated the ball possession and are complete control of the match. Saudi Arabia did had a shot on goal but was comfortably saved by Emiliano Martinez. ARG 1-0 KSA (15′)

          • 3:41 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! Penalty for Argentina after a VAR check. Lionel Messi slots it past Al-Owais to give Argentina lead. This is PSG star’s 92nd international goal. (9′) ARG 1-0 KSA

          • 3:38 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Messi takes the corner for Argentina and Al-Owais comes out to fist away the danger. (7′)

          • 3:35 PM IST

            LIVE Argentina vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2022: Shot from Messi and SAVED! Angel Di Maria plays into the centre from the right flank, Messi gets the ball and is left-footed shot is saved by Saudi Arabia keeper Al-Owais. (2′)