Saudi Arabia declares public holiday after Argentina win
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.