Saudi Arabia now has options to pass the group stage and advance to the crossings, something they only achieved in 1994.
The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdelaziz, decreed that this Wednesday will be a holiday throughout the country on the occasion of < strong>“the victory of the Saudi team against the Argentine team in the World Cup”, reported the official news agency of the Arab country SPA.
The king “decreed that tomorrow, Wednesday, will be a holiday for all public and private sectors in the country, as well as for all students”, according to a court statement reproduced by the agency.
He also added that the decision was made after the monarch accepted the suggestion of his son, the crown prince and prime minister of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salmán.
The streets of Riyadh and other cities in the country erupted in jubilation after the victory of their team against Leo Messi's Argentina, a historic milestone that was received, at the same time, with great disbelief among the Saudis, who considered themselves without options of even compete in this duel.
The unexpected victory, which ended the Albiceleste's streak of 36 games without losing, also marked the fourth in the history of Saudi Arabia in its participation in the World Cups.< /p>
The Saudi authorities did not take long to react either. The head of the Saudi Arabian Entertainment Authority and owner of the Almería, Turki al Sheikh, announced on Twitter that access to two recreational parks in Riyadh would be free this Tuesday to celebrate the occasion.
In addition, the Saudi Prince Saud bin Salman, brother of Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohamed bin Salman, posted a photo on social media in which they were seen hugging and kissing effusively.