Saudi Arabia’s heroes are set to receive a Rolls Royce each after pulling off one of the greatest World Cup upsets by defeating Argentina.
Details about The Saudi Arabia royalty presents each team member with a Rolls Royce following their victory over Argentina
To commemorate the national team’s surprising victory 24 hours earlier, Saudi King Salman declared Wednesday a public holiday. Herve Renard’s soldiers will now each receive a Rolls Royce Phantom from Saudi Arabian Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, which may cost up to £480,000. It comes after footage in France revealed Renard motivated his men by instructing them to quit looking for a selfie with Lionel Messi.
He accused them of showing too much respect to Argentina through a translator, saying, “What are we doing?! What’s the rush…?! You stay in front of the defense if Messi has the ball in the middle of the field. If you wish, you can take your phone and take a picture with him!”
After Lionel Messi put Argentina ahead on Tuesday, the Saudis took the lead in Group C. They will now face Poland on Saturday, hoping to advance to the knockout stages with a win.
Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni urged his players to honor Diego Maradona’s memory by resuming their World Cup campaign against Mexico.
Scaloni summoned the spirit of the man who guided his country to triumph in 1986 as they aim to bounce back from their shock defeat to Saudi Arabia on the two-year anniversary of the death of the nation’s footballing icon.
Anything less than a win would jeopardize the South Americans’ chances of getting out of Group C. Scaloni said at a press conference, “Today is a very sad day for everyone.”
“Tomorrow, we hope to convey some joy to Maradona, who will be watching us from above. That will be the most crucial factor for us. Every time we see photographs of him, we can’t believe he’s not here with us. Hopefully, everyone will have a good day tomorrow.”
While Argentina’s 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia after being up was a significant surprise, Scaloni insists they have put the result behind them. And he is certain his players will respond after promising to “break their backs” to turn things around.