Lionel Messi’s Argentina have been stunned by Saudi Arabia in their opener of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.
The South Americans were defeated 2-1 in one of the greatest shocks of World Cup history.
Messi opened the scoring for Argentina but La Albiceleste were stunned in the second half when the underdogs scored two goals in five minutes.
Saleh Alshehri levelled minutes after half-time for Herve Renard’s side before Salem Al-Dawsari’s incredible strike sealed the shock win.
Argentina headed into the tournament as one of the favourites after winning the 2021 Copa America.
Both Messi and Lautaro Martinez had their goals cancelled after a VAR intervention for offsides in the build up.
In a stunning performance, Saudi Arabia’s keeper stalled all possible goals from the opposition up until the final whistle.
Argentina have their 30 games unbeaten run come to a shocking end by the middle eastern nation. They take on Mexico next in the World Cup on Saturday in Group C.