NewsToday: Following Saudi Arabia's shock defeat in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Argentina's great footballer Lionel Messi issued his first remark.
Saudi Arabia shocked Argentina in the Football World Cup on Tuesday, beating them 1-2 in a dramatic match.
The Saudi squad, rated 51st in FIFA's world rankings, upset Argentina in the World Cup by one goal to two. After the shocking setback, Argentina captain Lionel Messi remarked, "This defeat was a huge blow, and it hurt a lot, but we must preserve our confidence."
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"Those 5 minutes in the game proved to be hard for us, we ruined everything," Messi remarked. "The first match in the group has just finished, we will attempt to win against Mexico and Poland."
"We knew what kind of squad they were; if we let them play, they'd put on a spectacular show. I've never dealt such a heavy blow to this group before, but that's what happens." Things happen for a reason, and we have to win."