FIFA World Cup: Saudi Arabia declares public holiday after a historic win against Argentina, Trends on Twitter

Saudi Arabia declared a national holiday on Wednesday after its football team won 2-1 against Argentina at the FIFA World Cup, thereby creating history in the sporting event.

Published on Nov 23, 2022 04:49 AM IST  |  63.1K
Saudi Arabia declared a national holiday after its football team won 2-1 against Argentina at the FIFA World Cup. (Image: SPORTSbible)
Saudi Arabia declared a national holiday after its football team won 2-1 against Argentina at the FIFA World Cup. (Image: SPORTSbible)

The concept of weak teams and strong teams now is now under the scanner, especially after what happened on Tuesday evening at the FIFA World Cup being held in Qatar. On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia’s football team shocked Argentina in the World Cup by registering a historic 2-1 victory over Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi’s side. In view of this development, the King of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud declared a public holiday. 

Saudi Arabia to observe a public holiday on November 23

FIFA World Cup developments have taken not just the netizens, but people across the world by storm. Soon after Saudi Arabia registered the historic win, Saudi King Salman announced on Tuesday that “All public and private employees will get a holiday tomorrow, Saudi King Salman announced today. Schools will also remain closed.”

Notably, Saudi Arabia is the second-lowest-ranked team in the tournament after Ghana, as reported by Reuters. 

Turki al-Sheikh, an adviser at the Royal Court and head of Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority, took to Twitter wherein he said that admission fees would be waived at major theme parks and entertainment centres in the city on Tuesday.

Twitter Trends

Soon after the match was over, B/R Football shared a cartoon. Have a look.

Some of the fans even copied Cristiano Ronaldo’s popular hook step of ‘Siu’ celebrations. Notably, Ronaldo is considered as a competitor of Messi.

Have a look at other trends as well. 

Nora Fatehi does not perform at the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony 

Earlier, it was reported that Indian actress and dancer Nora Fatehi, who featured on FIFA’s single “Light The World”, the latest release of the FIFA World Cup 2022 official soundtrack, did not participate in the opening ceremony. 

Also Read: Fan boy Ranveer Singh pays tribute to Lionel Messi as footballer bids adieu to FC Barcelona

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Nov 23, 2022 05:58 AM
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