“We participate to exceed expectations. There are many surprises in every World Cup and we hope to achieve one.”
Saudi-French coach Hervé Renard’s intuition was correct as his team blew one of the biggest surprises in World Cup final history by inflicting a historic defeat on Tuesday against Argentina, World Cup candidate Qatar with star Lionel Messi.
Saudi Arabia played the match of a lifetime against the Latin American giants (2-1) and won a victory that reverberated around the world.
Renard admitted that luck was with his team, especially in the first half, when they fell behind with a goal 10 minutes after Lionel Messi successfully awarded a penalty, and the referee canceled three of Argentina’s goals due to offside.
“All the stars in the sky were smiling at us,” Ronar said after the match. “It’s a sport. You can play this match ten times and only win one game. We deserved to win.”
“We were bad in the first half and didn’t press properly,” added the team-focused coach before his team turned things around in the second half and scored two goals for a historic result. victory.
And Saudi Arabia now needs one win in one of its two remaining matches in Group C to reach the final price round for the second time in its history, after the first in 1994, after equal-minus wins over Argentina and Poland with Mexico. yesterday.