Saudi Arabia declared the 23rd a public holiday after securing a 2-1 victory from behind South American football powerhouse Argentina.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia declared the day after the match a public holiday to celebrate the victory over Argentina on the 22nd.
As a result, all government officials, private companies and students regardless of gender and age will take a break, the Saudi government said.
Argentina is home to one of the world’s greatest footballers, Lionel Messi, and is a football powerhouse that has gone undefeated in all 36 matches since July 2019. Because of this , Saudi Arabia’s come-from-behind victory is being evaluated as the biggest upset in football history.
Arab countries also cheered with joy at Saudi Arabia’s victory.
Neighboring countries such as Syria, Jordan, and Dubai celebrated Saudi Arabia’s victory in establishing Arab pride.
The King of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rasia Al Maktoum, said the Saudis “deserved victory” and called it an “Arab delight”. He added that he congratulated Saudi Arabia for making us all happy.