The first big sensation was recorded at the 2022 World Cup - the Argentine team, which was considered one of the main favorites of the World Cup, lost 1:2 to Saudi Arabia in the first round of the group stage.
After the match, the head coach of the Argentine national team - Lionel Scaloni made a comment:
“We knew and had studied how Saudi Arabia played, we were preparing for it. It’s hard to believe, but we lost the game in five minutes. It was their second goal, but what does it matter.
We have no other choice but to try and prepare in an exemplary manner for the next matches. It’s a sad day, but we have to pick ourselves up and move on.
The first half was ours, but we were unlucky and 3 goals were cancelled. We’ll analyze everything and then we’ll meet ready for the matches. The players are sad, but they think that everything is ahead of us and we have to change our character.
I wholeheartedly congratulate Saudi Arabia on its well-deserved victory. we will come back…”