Saudi Arabia’s squad on the Qatar World Cup desires to take dwelling extra than simply the Rolls Royce vehicles promised by its crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for beating Argentina.
They need to create extra success within the competitors.
After Poland halted their progress with a 2-0 win in Group C earlier on Saturday, Saudi head coach Herve Renard mentioned they don’t seem to be completed and need to proceed their spectacular run.
Numerous Saudi followers outnumbered Polish supporters on the Schooling Metropolis Stadium. Renard desires comparable assist for his aspect of their essential Group C match in opposition to Mexico on December 1.
“Thanks for supporting us as we speak, we wish a full Lusail Stadium on Wednesday! We’re not completed but!” Renard tweeted after the match.
Ought to Saudi Arabia handle to advance, it should solely be the second time in its historical past. Saudi’s finest efficiency in a World Cup got here in 1994 once they reached the round-of-16.
Saudi Arabia’s opening Group C win (2-1) in opposition to Lionel Messi’s Argentina is now thought to be the largest upset in World Cup historical past. The Kingdom declared a nationwide vacation a day after to have fun the success.
Saeed Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabia’s 1994 World Cup hero (left). Gamers of the present group have fun their victory in opposition to Argentina. Photographs: FIFA/Reuters
Earlier Rolls Royce giftIt just isn’t the primary time Saudi Arabian gamers are set to obtain the posh automobile, Rolls Royce, as a present.
In 1994, Saudi cult hero Saeed Al-Owairan was gifted one by the Kingdom for scoring an unbelievable aim in opposition to Belgium that ensured their progress to the round-of-16.
Al-Owairan had made a superb 69-metre run from midfield, skipping away from at the very least three Belgian gamers to safe a 1-0 win for Saudi that helped them end second within the group.