Saudi King Salman broadcasts a snap public vacation for staff and college students within the kingdom, in celebration of the win.
Jubilant Saudi soccer followers celebrating deep into the evening on Tuesday can relaxation simple with a lie-in tomorrow, after authorities in Riydh declared a nationwide vacation to mark a shock World Cup victory.
The Inexperienced Falcons’ 2-1 win over Argentina, one of many world’s top-ranked groups, is among the many greatest shock leads to the historical past of the match.
“That is soccer. Typically issues are utterly loopy,” Saudi Arabia coach Hervé Renard mentioned. “All the celebrities aligned for us,” added Renard, who received the African Cup of Nations as coach of Zambia in 2012 after which repeated the feat with Ivory Coast in 2015.
In Saudi Arabia, King Salman introduced a snap public vacation for staff in the private and non-private sectors, in addition to college students within the kingdom, in celebration of the win.
The announcement follows an analogous transfer by Cameroon through the 1990 World Cup in Italy, when the unfancied African crew beat Argentina and in addition declared a public vacation the next day.
Saudi Arabia had solely ever received three World Cup matches in its historical past earlier than pulling off the upset, with second-half objectives from Saleh al-Shehri and Salem al-DawsarI answering a penalty scored by Lionel Messi within the 10th minute.
Saudi Arabia will subsequent face Poland on Saturday after which tackle Mexico subsequent Tuesday in Group C.