Argentina were shocked by Saudi Arabia in their first match at the World Cup as they were beaten 2-1 in Group C.
After only ten minutes of play, the Argentines took the lead through Lionel Messi, who scored from the penalty spot.
Then, Argentina had three goals disallowed by VAR for offside, aggravating their psychological state.
📺 El gol fue anulado a instancias del VAR.
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At the other end, Saudi Arabia were fantastic in their offside traps, executing them with precision and they made seven of them in the first half alone.
The second half started shockingly for Argentina, who conceded two quick goals.
It was the 48th minute of the meeting, when Saleh Al Shehri equalized the numbers at 1-1, to give hope to his teammates.
In order to make them even happier, Salem Al Dawsari took care of it and made it 2-1 in the 53rd minute.
The Argentinians tried until the end to get at least one point from this meeting, but they came out defeated from their first match.
Saudi Arabia is the leader of Group C with this triumph with three points, Poland and Mexico will face each other in the afternoon, while Argentina will aim for points from other meetings.\