Argentina and Messi take a slap from the start!

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Argentina made a huge outing for their entry into the World Cup by losing 2-1 against Saudi Arabia.

A new city that emerged from the sand after the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar, Lusail was the scene of the first surprise of the competition. Argentina, who thought they had done the most difficult by opening the scoring on a penalty converted by Lionel Messi after a foul on a corner (1-0, 10th), gradually lost track of the meeting. The Saudis never gave up and, after trapping the Argentines several times with offside, they equalized with a cross shot at the end of Al-Shehri’s race (1-1, 48th) . A second period where the roles were reversed and the men of Hervé Renard even passed in front on a splendid strike unleashed by Al-Dossari (1-2, 53rd). The Albiceleste could not pick up the thread of the game, leaving its many supporters dumbfounded by this catastrophic start to the World Cup for Lionel Messi’s troops. At the end of the 105th minute, a specialty in this world, and in front of officially 88,000 spectators (for a stadium containing 80,000 seats), the Saudis hold the most beautiful victory in their history at the World Cup.

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