World Cup 2022: Saudi Arabia beat Argentina
The World Cup is coming to an end and Saudi Arabia has come out as the victor. The Saudis crushed Argentina, 4-0, in their final game of the tournament. This win has given a lot of people in Saudi Arabia a lot of pride.
This win comes as a bit of a surprise, as many people thought that Argentina might be the stronger team. However, Saudi Arabia was able to play well as a team and capitalized on their opportunities. Some of the key players for Saudi Arabia include Mohammad Al-Sahlawi and Osama Hawsawi.
Saudi Arabia will now move on to the next stage of the tournament, which will be taking place in Qatar. They are considered one of the favorites to win this stage, but they will have to play well if they want to take home the trophy.
Yemen’s Houthis congratulate Saudi Arabia for World Cup win
On July 15, Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1 in the World Cup final to become the first country to win a title in the history of the event. In response, Yemen’s Houthis, a Shi’ite minority group that has been fighting a three-year civil war against the Sunni-led government, issued a statement congratulating Riyadh on its victory. The statement read:
“We congratulate Saudi Arabia for its historic victory at the World Cup and hope this will mark the beginning of an era of renewed cooperation between our two countries.”
The Houthis have been fighting alongside forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh since 2014 in an attempt to overthrow his successor, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. Despite receiving support from Iran, which views them as allies in their region against Saudi Arabia, they are largely despised by their fellow Shi’ites in Yemen who see them as traitors.
Saudi Arabia vs. Argentina Recap
Saudi Arabia took on Argentina in their first World Cup match and came out with a 2-0 victory. The match was close throughout, but Saudi Arabia’s defense held strong and sealed the win in the end. With this win, Saudi Arabia moves on to the second round of the World Cup where they will face Russia. This victory is a huge step for Saudi Arabia as they continue to make their way up the tournament standings.
Argentina did have some opportunities to score, but Saudi goalkeeper Alisson kept them at bay. Overall, it was a fairly even match with both teams having chances to score. However, Saudi Arabia came out on top and will move forward into the next round of competition.
Yemen prides themselves on being politically neutral and non-aligned, but still expressed their pride in Saudi Arabia’s victory.
The Houthis, the political faction of Yemen’s Shia minority, congratulated Saudi Arabia on its victory against Argentina in the World Cup. The Houthis have long been considered politically neutral and non-aligned by Yemen’s government and are not traditionally allied with either Saudi Arabia or Iran. However, they have expressed their pride in Saudi Arabia’s victory in the past.