Argentina entered the World Cup as one of the favourites to win the trophy in Qatar after winning the Copa America in 2021. Saudi Arabia snapped Argentina's 36-game unbeaten record in international football.
After taking a 1-0 lead after just 10 minutes, Lionel Scaloni's team appeared to be headed for an easy victory, but Saudi Arabia's comeback dealt Argentina a harsh reality check.
The underdogs struck twice in just five minutes to shock La Albiceleste and take a 2-1 lead in Qatar after Lionel Messi had given them the lead by scoring his penalty. After the break, Saleh Alshehri tied the score before Salem Al-Dawsari scored a spectacular long-range goal, and the Saudis held on to win in a historic way.