Argentina vs Saudi Arabia live score, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar: Saudi Arabia stun Argentina 2-1

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 22, 2022 17:50 IST

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia LIVE score and updates: Saudi Arabia stun Argentina 2-1 in one of the greatest World Cup upsets ever Follow Sportskeeda for Argentina vs Saudi Arabia 2022 FIFA World Cup LIVE score and updates.


17:50 (IST)22 NOV 2022

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17:47 (IST)22 NOV 2022

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17:47 (IST)22 NOV 2022

A couple of tweets before we end this one.

17:44 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Argentina's unbeaten run is over. Argentina hadn't lost a football game since 2019. 36 games without defeat.

17:38 (IST)22 NOV 2022

FULL-TIME! Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 2! Saudi Arabia in one of the greatest World Cup upsets ever stun Argentina 2-1 to leave the pre-tournament favorites shell-shocked. Messi's early penalty goal was followed by 3 offside goals from Argentina but in a sensational turnaround in the 2nd half, Saudi scored twice in quick time and then defended for their lives to register one of the greatest days of their careers.

17:35 (IST)22 NOV 2022

A cross from Angel Di Maria and Julian Alvarez rises high to head across goal but Mohammed Al-Owais leaps high to haul it back in. Is that the last chance?

17:29 (IST)22 NOV 2022

A Saudi Arabia player is down injured after being clattered by his goalkeeper. The medical officials are out there and there is a stoppage in play.

17:24 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Eight minutes of added time.

17:22 (IST)22 NOV 2022

A couple of substitutions from Saudi Arabia as they try to run down the clock.

17:18 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Angel Di Maria finds Messi in the box but the latter's header is easily collected by the keeper. Was straight at him.

17:15 (IST)22 NOV 2022

A free-kick outside the box but Messi's effort goes well over. Was a fair way out though.

17:09 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Messi sets up Angel Di Maria who strikes with his right foot but it's saved. Argentina pressing for the equaliser.

17:08 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Nicolas Tagliafico is replaced by Marcos Acuna at left-back.

16:59 (IST)22 NOV 2022

What a save that is from Mohammed Al-Owais to keep it 2-1 to Saudi Arabia as the ball deflects off Nicolas Tagliafico from a corner. Point-blank save that!

16:56 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Lionel Scaloni is not messing around as he makes a triple change. Cristian Romero, Papu Gomez and Leandro Paredes go off with Lisandro Martinez, Enzo Fernandez and Julian Alvarez on in their place.

16:47 (IST)22 NOV 2022

GOAL! Salem Al Dawsari in the 50th minute! Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 2. Incredible scenes inside the Lusail Stadium. Saudi Arabia's dangerman Al Dawsari on the left cuts inside and then curls a shot to the far corner, Martinez dives and gets a hand to it but flies into the far corner. Who saw that coming? Just amazing scenes.

16:42 (IST)22 NOV 2022

GOAL! Saleh Al Shehri in the 47th minute! Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 1. Wow! Messi is nudged off the ball in the middle of the park and Al Sehri on the left, gets past Romero and then with the help of a deflection gets it past Martinez and into the far corner. Saudi Arabia level immediately after the break. Game on now!

16:40 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Second half starts.

16:29 (IST)22 NOV 2022

STAT courtesy of the BBC: Argentina's seven offsides so far is the most by a team in the first half of a World Cup game since Spain against Republic of Ireland in 2002 (nine).

16:24 (IST)22 NOV 2022

HALF-TIME! Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 0. Argentina had 3 goals disallowed for offside - 1 from Messi and 2 from Lautaro Martinez as Saudi Arabia held their high line really well. Apart from the early goal, Argentina haven't been able to add to that tally. Saudi Arabia will be happy that they are still in this game.

16:20 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Salman Al Faraj is down injured in the middle of the pitch and he has to be substituted off for sure this time. He is going off. The captain and the leader goes off.

16:08 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Another goal ruled out for offside from Argentina! Can you believe that! A third goal for Argentina is chalked off as Lautaro finishes after being slipped through by Messi but he is well offside. Did not time his run well at all.

16:06 (IST)22 NOV 2022

STAT courtesy of the BBC: Lionel Messi is the second oldest Argentina scorer at the World Cup (35 years, 151 days) after Martin Palermo in 2010 vs Greece (36 years, 227 days).

16:01 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Another goal ruled out for offside from Argentina! Lautaro Martinez is onside and dinks the ball over the advancing keeper but Messi is offside as he is involved in play and the goal is chalked off. All the cheers soon turn into silence.

15:54 (IST)22 NOV 2022

MESSI scores but he is marginally offside! Saudi Arabia are playing a very high line and a ball over the top finds Messi who slots it home but he has just strayed marginally offside. The right decision too.

15:51 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Saudi Arabia are pressing well and not allowing Argentina's midfield to get going. They are very physical as well.

15:45 (IST)22 NOV 2022

STAT: Goal number 92 at international level for Messi and the first Argentinian to score in four different World Cups. He missed out in 2010.

15:41 (IST)22 NOV 2022

GOAL! Lionel Messi in the 10th minute! Argentina 1 Saudi Arabia 0. The penalty is eased to the right of the keeper as he goes the other way. Messi rolling it in. Dream start for Argentina.

15:39 (IST)22 NOV 2022

PENALTY TO ARGENTINA! Paredes is wrestled to the ground following a corner and VAR asks the referee to check. He has a look and points to the spot.

15:34 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Angel Di Maria gets going on the right and the ball falls to Messi in the box who fires a first-time shot which is saved low to his right by the keeper. Argentina get going.

15:32 (IST)22 NOV 2022


15:28 (IST)22 NOV 2022

The anthems are done and we are ready for kick-off.

15:25 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Deafening roars as Lionel Messi's name is read out over the loud speaker. Out come the players for the anthems.

15:21 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Saudi Arabia Subs: Al-Rubaie, Al-Ghanam, Madu, Al-Amri, Al-Burayk, Otayf, Al-Hassan, Al-Naji, Al-Abed, Bahbri, Al-Aboud, Nasser Al-Dawsari, Asiri, Sharahili, Al-Aqidi.

15:21 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Argentina Subs: Armani, Foyth, Montiel, Pezzella, Acuna, Alvarez, Palacios, Correa, Almada, Rodriguez, Mac Allister, Dybala, Fernandez, Lisandro Martinez, Rulli.

15:20 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Lots of Argentinian fans as well as Saudi Arabians inside the Lusail Stadium which can hold 80,000 and is the venue for the final of the tournament.

15:15 (IST)22 NOV 2022

The final quote from Messi: “You don’t know if you’ll play in another World Cup. Enjoy as much as they can. The fans, everything and then just play the same way we have been.”

15:12 (IST)22 NOV 2022

More from Messi: “Take this one and in the end, it’s about what they want. It’s difficult to think about that right now. When I was their age I didn’t do it. They need to enjoy this. The World Cup is special. What will happen may never be repeated."

15:07 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Here's more from Messi: “We have to keep going for it. I’ve talked to them (my team-mates) many times about wanting more, about dreaming and not settling. You can’t worry about what could happen."

15:01 (IST)22 NOV 2022

With regards to his preparation for the winter World Cup, Messi added: “I didn’t do anything special.“I took care of myself and I worked the same way I have throughout my career knowing that it was a special moment. It’s my last World Cup. My last opportunity to accomplish my dream, the dream that we’re all after.""

15:00 (IST)22 NOV 2022

We will go back to what Messi was saying pre-match by plugging his quotes.

14:57 (IST)22 NOV 2022

The players are out there doing their warm-ups.

14:56 (IST)22 NOV 2022

“I believe I’m arriving in really good form, both personally and physically. There’s no problem.”

14:54 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Messi was speaking to the press yesterday - here's what he had to say: “I feel very good physically,” the Paris Saint-Germain forward said.

14:37 (IST)22 NOV 2022

As expected Messi starts and in place of the injured Giovani Lo Celso, Papu Gomez takes his place in midfield.

14:37 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Saudi Arabia: Al-Owais, Abdulhamid, Al-Tambakti, Al-Bulaihi, Al-Shahrani, Kanno, Al-Malki, Al-Faraj, Al-Buraikan, Al-Shehri, Al-Dawsari.

14:36 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Argentina: Martinez, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico, De Paul, Paredes, Gomez, Messi, Martinez, Di Maria.

14:36 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Here's the lineups for Argentina vs Saudi Arabia:

14:21 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Things are starting to pick up pace in the build-up to the game. The line-ups should be out very soon, don't go anywhere!
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