King Salman has introduced a public vacation in Saudi Arabia following the nation’s historic victory over Argentina within the World Cup on Tuesday, November 22.
The Saudi nationwide crew brought on one of many greatest upsets of the continuing World Cup in Qatar by beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-1 within the opening recreation of the event. Saudi Arabia’s win means Argentina’s 36-game profitable streak has been snapped.
In response to the outcome, King Salman of Saudi Arabia introduced that every one workers and college students within the Center Jap nation would have Wednesday off.
An announcement from the king learn: “It’s ordained that tomorrow, Wednesday, be a public vacation for all workers in all sectors of the state and the personal sector, and for female and male college students in any respect ranges of training.
“The directive is in keeping with what was proposed by His Highness on the event of the victory of the Saudi nationwide crew over the Argentinian nationwide crew within the World Cup.”
Saudi Arabia boss Hervé Renard, who managed Cambridge United in 2004, mentioned the “stars have been aligned” for his aspect in Qatar.
“They got here right here with out shedding in 36 video games, they’re South American champions, they’ve wonderful gamers however that is soccer, generally fully loopy issues can occur,” Renard mentioned after the sport.
“Tactically we weren’t good within the first half. If we had conceded a second purpose I believe the sport was over and at half time I wasn’t blissful as a result of our stress and our willpower weren’t good.
“However at this time all the celebrities within the sky aligned for us. Something can occur in soccer – generally your opponent shouldn’t be at his finest. Think about Lionel Messi enjoying in opposition to Saudi Arabia, the motivation shouldn’t be like enjoying in opposition to Brazil, that is regular.
“We wrote a narrative that may keep eternally in Saudi soccer, however we nonetheless must look to the longer term – we nonetheless have two video games that are very tough for us.
“With three video games you’ll be able to win the primary recreation and never qualify, and you’ll lose the primary recreation and be world champions with Argentina. It is attainable.”