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Saudi Arabia Fans Still Revelling In Argentina Win By Mocking Messi

Saudi Arabia Fans Still Revelling In Argentina Win By Mocking Messi
By Michael Bolton Updated
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Saudi Arabia created one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history when they defeated Argentina 2-1 on Tuesday, and have celebrated at Lionel Messi's expense.

In a difficult group that also features Poland and Mexico, many people tipped their opponents Argentina to be champions come December 18th. After Messi's early penalty, it looked as though they would stroll to victory.

However, two quickfire goals from Salem Al-Dawsari and Saleh Al-Shehri gave Saudi Arabia a shock second half lead, which they held on to with some heroic defending and brilliant saves from their goalkeeper secured a historic victory.

A country that isn't known for it's footballing history, the result will be remembered for decades to come as they aim to make the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time.

Saudi Fans Mock Messi

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One of the most impressive tasks Saudi Arabia had in defeating Argentina was stopping one of the greatest players in all time in Lionel Messi. Aside from his penalty, he was kept out from a defensively solid side.

While this tournament was built up to be the way for Messi to capture the missing piece of the jigsaw from his magical career, Saudi fans clearly haven't got the message with their celebrations.

Following the game, the fans proceeded to do the iconic 'SUI' celebration that Cristiano Ronaldo is known for in front of the Argentina fans.

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Thankfully Argentina fans took the celebrations well and their was no trouble following the game. It's clear Saudi Arabia have enjoyed this moment, particularly when it is at expense of one of the favourites of the tournament.

The mocking of Messi didn't stop there however, as fans continue to voice their disbelief of his performance and win over Argentina on live television.

In a World Cup that has been dominated with headlines for all the wrong reasons, the smaller footballing nations such as Saudi Arabia have certainly showed up.

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