The biggest upset of FIFA 2022 history

Argentina has won the World Cup twice, in 1978 and 1986, but the Albiceleste made history in a completely different way in Qatar 2022. Argentina’s 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia in Group C is the biggest upset in World Cup history, according to sports data firm.

Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, is ranked third in the world, has been unbeaten for three years, and is one of the favourites to win the 2022 tournament, with 48 places separating the two teams in the world rankings.

All of the pre-match talk centred on Messi, one of the world’s greatest players who is likely to be playing in his final World Cup.

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Argentina’s captain converted an early penalty to put his team ahead, but two second-half goals by Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al Dawsari turned the game around.

Al Dawsari’s incredible long-range winner – and subsequent acrobatic celebration – will go down as one of the highlights of this – or any – World Cup, and will undoubtedly become a “I-was-there” moment for fans.

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Gracenote has it all!

According to Gracenote, the previous most surprising World Cup victory was the United States’ victory over England in 1950, when the American team had a 9.5% chance of winning.

However, Saudi Arabia’s chance of victory on Tuesday was estimated to be 8.7%, putting the Green Falcons in first place.

Gracenote claims to use its “proprietary football ranking system to identify the most shocking upsets over the World Cup’s storied 92 years.”

But what have some of the World Cup’s other major upsets been?

  • Italy 1990: Cameroon 1-0 Argentina
  • South Korea and Japan 2002: Senegal 1-0 France
  • Spain 1982: Algeria 2-1 West Germany
  • Brazil 1950: USA 1-0 England

Twitter, memes and upset fans!

This major defeat to Argentina infuriates fans not only in the stadium, but all over the world, resulting in memes, anger, fun, and much more on Twitter.

This meme had us in tears!

Another one,

Not just this, the VAR is also under a lot of criticism,

Congratulations to KSA for the massive win, though!

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