Argentina’s 36-match unbeaten streak ended in absolutely stunning fashion on Tuesday in a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia in the 2022 World Cup.
The Saudis scored twice in a six-minute span to start the second half and take the lead after a first-half goal by Lionel Messi. Argentina poured on the pressure in the second half but couldn’t get a game-tying goal.
Saudi Arabia was +1800 to win the Group C opener straight up ahead of the match at BetMGM, meaning a $10 bet was worth $180. A $10 bet on Argentina to win, meanwhile, would have netted you $1.54 had it won. Simply put, the game is one of the biggest upsets in recent World Cup history. BetMGM said that Saudi Arabia’s 18-to-1 odds are the biggest for any World Cup game winner.
Give Herve Renard his flowers.
2012: Won AFCON with Zambia
2015: Won AFCON with Côte d’Ivoire
2018: Qualified Morocco to the World Cup for the first time since 1998
2022: Stuns Messi’s Argentina in World Cup opener with Saudi Arabia
The 54-year old Frenchman is 👌🏾👌🏾. pic.twitter.com/TznZGFuCgh
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