Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince announces public holiday after roasting GOAT Messi & Argentina

The Crown Prince celebrating the win.

Qatar 2022 Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince announces public holiday after roasting GOAT Messi & Argentina

Izuchukwu Akawor 18:03 - 22.11.2022

Everyone has been permitted to have a fun-filled day in the Kingdom following the historic win in Qatar.

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman has declared a total public holiday in the Kingdom after Saudi Arabia's historic win over Argentina in Qatar 2022.

Saudi Arabia shocked two-time winners and FIFA World Cup favourite Argentina 2-1 to get their Qatar 2022 off to a superb start.

Salem Al-Dawsari celebrting after scoring for Saudi Arabia

The Green Falcons came from a goal down to pull off the biggest shock of the FIFA World Cup so far, putting an end to La Albiceleste's 36-game unbeaten run.

Two second-half goals from superstars Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-DawsarI saw the Renard Herve men cancel out Lionel Messi's first-half opener to give the Arabians an unlikely and remarkable win in the opener.

Crown Prince declares a public holiday

In a swift reaction to the win, the Kingdom's Crown Prince, Salman, has declared a public holiday for everyone.

The Crown Prince celebrating the win.

According to the Saudi Gazette, both workers in the private and public sectors and students have been asked to have a free Wednesday to celebrate the historic feat.

"Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued directives on Tuesday that Wednesday, will be a holiday for all employees in the entire government and private sectors, as well as for students in all phases of education," the Gazette stated.

Saudi Arabian players celebrate the historic win.

The publication added that the decision is "in line with the recommendation of Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman to celebrate the joyous occasion of the stunning victory of the Saudi national team against Argentina in their opening game of FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar," the report added.

How the Prince celebrated the win

Meanwhile, the entire Kingdom has been thrown into celebration after their Green Falcons shocked former World Champions Argentina in Qatar.

Led by the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, Saudis have been in a celebratory mood following the historic win.

Prince Salman was pictured with some other high-ranking officials dancing and hugging each other after the win at a packed Lusail Stadium.