SAUDI Arabia created the first upset of the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup defeating one of the tournament favourites Argentina 2-1 in the Group C match on Tuesday.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi gave his team the lead in the tenth minute from the penalty spot.
Argentina would have been disappointed at half-time as three goals were disallowed for offside.
In the 48th minute, Saleh Al-Shehri ran onto a through ball and equalised for Saudi Arabia.
Five minutes later Saudi Arabia took a surprising lead when Salem Al-Dawsari cut in on his right foot after some neat dribbling and fired a shot into the net.
Saudi Arabia, ranked 51st in the FIFA world rankings, ended Argentina’s run of playing 36 games unbeaten. Argentina, two-time World Cup champions, are ranked third in the world.