Saudi Arabia has announced a public holiday in the following of their historic World Cup victory over Argentina in Qatar.
Saudi Arabia wins over Argentina
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), made announcement of a national holiday. The king made the announcement following the Saudi football team’s 2-1 victory against Argentina in the FIFA World Cup. The Saudi King Salman declared a holiday for all governmental and private sector employees tomorrow. Schools will also remain closed. The move occurs in the midst of final examinations in the Gulf nation, implying that they will have to be rescheduled.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia declared an immediate national holiday for all employees and students in the country. As the game came to a finish, spectators in the Saudi Arabian capital’s fan zone cheered and leaped for pleasure. In excitement, drivers honked their horns. Furthermore, a state-sponsored sports and entertainment festival was free to enter according to Saudi authorities.
The Arabs overcome an early Lionel Messi penalty to produce one of the biggest World Cup shocks due to a Saleh Al-Shehri equalizer and a brilliant Salem Al-Dawsari winner at Doha’s Lusail Stadium.
After the final whistle, fans formed impromptu dance circles. They also waved the sword-emblazoned national flag from the windows of speeding cars throughout the capital, Riyadh.
Goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais, who made two critical saves late in the game to preserve the win at Lusail Stadium north of Doha on Tuesday, was almost depressed at the end, possibly not understanding the magnitude of the upset.
“I am very happy about this result that we have been able to obtain against this very storied team,” Alowais said. “We have prepared ourselves. We were 100% ready and hopefully we will have better results in the future. I felt we were especially good in the last minutes because we secured our three points.”