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Saudi Arabia declares public holiday after Argentina win

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has announced that there will be a public holiday in the country on Wednesday after the Saudi team edged Argentina 2-1 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

According to Arabnews, King Salman approved a suggestion made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to celebrate the national team’s victory with a holiday.

All public and private sector employees and students at all educational stages will be given a holiday.

The Saudis celebrated beating the South Americans in the opening game of Group C as they stopped Lionel Messi and his teammates, ending a 36-game unbeaten run for the Argentines.

The Arabians had always lost badly against football powerhouses with the most demeaning being the 8-0 lost to Germany in the 2002 World Cup held in South Korea and Japan.

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