Saudi Arabia Declares Tomorrow A Public Holiday Following Historic World Cup Victory. It applies to all public and private sector employees, as well as all students across the country.
Saudi Arabia declared tomorrow, November 23, a public holiday in honour of its historic World Cup victory, the kingdom announced on Tuesday. It applies to all public and private sector employees, as well as all students across the country.
Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina 2-1 at the Lusail Stadium in Doha on Tuesday, in one of the greatest World Cup upsets in history.
In the tenth minute of the game, international sensation Lionel Messi converted a penalty kick to give Argentina the lead. Saudi Arabia then scored twice, once through Saleh Al-Shehri in the 49th minute and again through Salem Al-Dosari in the 53rd.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has announced a public holiday for tomorrow after their win against Argentina at the World Cup! 😱 pic.twitter.com/wyz7uOLoY1
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) November 22, 2022
Saudi Arabia’s coach, Herve Renard, had previously said, “We love it when they forget about us and consider us the smallest team. In the World Cup, there are surprises and that is the mentality we have.”
He also said that he is ready “to cause an upset when we take on Argentina in our World Cup opener.”
#SaudiArabia’s King Salman directed that Wednesday be a holiday for all employees and all students, following the Kingdom’s national team winning a match against #Argentina in the #WorldCup, state news agency SPA reports.https://t.co/dURRgDKM1e pic.twitter.com/KmjFnhmqWI
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) November 22, 2022