As a result of their historic victory over Argentina in the ongoing 2022 World Cup, Saudi Arabia has proclaimed Wednesday, November 23, 2022 a public holiday.
At the Lusail Stadium in Doha on Tuesday, Herve Renard’s team rallied to defeat the South American team 2-1.
In the tenth minute of the game, Lionel Messi converted a penalty kick to give Argentina the lead. Saleh Al-Shehri then gave Saudi Arabia the lead in the 49th minute.
According to SPA, Saudi Arabia’s official news agency, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has ordered a holiday for all workers in the public and commercial sectors as well as students at all educational levels following the victory.
It has happened before that a public holiday was announced following a World Cup victory.
A national holiday was also proclaimed in Cameroon the following day as a result of Cameroon’s outstanding performance against Argentina in the tournament’s opening game in 1990, which is sometimes cited as one of the biggest upsets in football history.