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LIVE: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia – World Cup 2022
22 Nov 2022
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Argentina, Saudi Arabia in Group C of the World Cup
The match is happening in Lusail Stadium, which will also host the final.
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9m ago (12:08 GMT)
Full-time: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
A true World Cup shock that will go down in the annals of time, no one before kick-off unless maybe you were wearing green would have suspected this. Argentina will rue those several disallowed goals in the first half for offside.
The Green Falcons will have their keeper Al-Owais to thank you caught almost everything that came his way in this match. What a result, tournament officially blown wide open.
11m ago (12:05 GMT)
Last chance gone?
Alvarez heads a looping ball into Al-Owais’ hands it looks like that might be it for Argentina.
100 mins: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
14m ago (12:03 GMT)
Stoppage after Al-Shahrani gets a knee in the head
Goalkeeper Al-Owais looks upset after he clatters into his own player and accidentally hits him in the head with his leg.
Medical personnel are on and attending to the stricken player.
Al-Burayk is on as his replacement.
96 mins: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
18m ago (11:58 GMT)
Booking for al-Owais
The keeper is the latest to get a caution from the referee for an altercation with Otamendi.
92 mins: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
20m ago (11:56 GMT)
Eight minutes of added time
Al-Abed and al-Buraikan go off for al-Amri and Haitham Asiri. Al-Abed also gets booked as he’s taken off, presumably for wasting time.
Eight minutes of added time in this game.
89 mins: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
28m ago (11:49 GMT)
Big chance comes to nothing
Messi heads straight at the keeper and the best chance Argentina have had for some time comes to nothing.
They need a big moment – who will step up?
84 mins: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
30m ago (11:47 GMT)
Another booking for the Green Falcons
Saud Abdulhamid picks up a caution for Saudi Arabia.
82 mins: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
34m ago (11:46 GMT)
Who could have predicted this? Definitely not our AI predictor…
If our resident AI robot Kashef could feel human emotions, he would be hanging his head in shame right now.
Or is there a chance for him to be proven right?
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36m ago (11:44 GMT)
Saudi trying to shore things up
Al-Shehri goes off after putting his side in front to be replaced with the more defensively minded al-Ghannam. Renard will hoping his side can see it out from here.
79 mins: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
38m ago (11:41 GMT)
Anxiety sets in amongst Argentina fans
Our reporter in the stadium:
“The stands with Argentina supporters no longer look as festive as they did before. There doesn’t seem to be much enthusiasm to uplift their team up, either. Just a lot of worried faces.
“An Argentinian child supporter was shown on the big screen biting her nails. The Saudis, on the other hand, are trying to get a massive wave started.”
Saudi Arabia fans celebrate in the stands [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]
42m ago (11:38 GMT)
Argentina putting the pressure on
They’re knocking on the door but no one is answering right now.
Saudi Arabia defending like a team that could be about to pull off potentially the greatest result in their footballing history.
Still plenty of time for things to change though.
73 mins: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
44m ago (11:36 GMT)
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47m ago (11:33 GMT)
Saudi fans at FIFA Fan Festival celebrate 2-1 lead
48m ago (11:32 GMT)
First yellow card of the game
Al-Malki picks up a caution for a late challenge on Otamendi. Just got his timing slightly wrong.
67 mins: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
51m ago (11:29 GMT)
Super save from Al-Owais
It’s close range but it hits off Martinez’ knee before almost creeping into the near post of the Saudi goal.
The resulting corner comes to nought and Argentina still searching for a response.
64 mins: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
52m ago (11:28 GMT)
Saudi Arabia looking for a huge upset
Argentina were clear favourites before the match. Saudi Arabia were poor in the first half, but they appear to be a different team in the second half and could be on course for a huge upset.
54m ago (11:26 GMT)
Scaloni tries to switch things up
Lisandro Martinez, Julian Alvarez and Enzo Fernandez are on for Cristian Romero, Papu Gomez and Leandro Paredes.
Will it have the desired effect?
61 mins: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
1h ago (11:20 GMT)
Unbelievable scenes as Saudi Arabia score a second
Saudi fans are sent into raptures as they score a beauty to make it 2-1.
Usaid Siddiqui is in the stadium: “It is impossible to hear yourself speak right now. The Saudi fans are on their feet with a look of disbelief but delight on their faces.
“The sounds of the drums in the Argentina camp are nowhere to be heard. The Saudis are charged. Lots of hugs and high fives going around.”
1h ago (11:19 GMT)
Saudi take the lead, 2-1
What a moment, what an upset! Saudi Arabia take the lead early in the second half after doing nearly nothing for the first 45 minutes.
Salem Aldawsari with an incredible curled finish from just inside the box.
Game is well and truly on now.
53 mins: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
1h ago (11:14 GMT)
Saudi fans erupt in celebration
The scene is unbelievable in the stadium, with Saudi Arabia fans jumping up and down, clapping in unison and shouting.
This is certainly louder than when Messi scored the penalty to give Argentina the lead.
Loudest cheer, chanting, and celebration of the game.
SOURCE: AL J