Saudi Arabia shocks Argentina in huge World Cup upset
Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history with a stunning 2-1 victory over Argentina on Tuesday.
Why it matters: Argentina's loss ends its 36-match unbeaten streak and comes during what is expected to be soccer star Lionel Messi's last chance to win a World Cup.
- Argentina was one win away from tying Italy for the longest winning streak in men's international history.
- Argentina was considered one of the favorites to win the tournament, per ESPN.
The big picture: Argentina took an early lead in the match thanks to a penalty shot from Messi, but two goals from Saudi Arabia's Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari in the second half cinched its upset win.
- In the first half, Argentina scored three goals that were disallowed as offside in close calls.
Editor's note: This article was corrected to note that the loss ended Argentina's 36-match unbeaten streak, not its winning streak. The team's streak has included ties.