Saudi king declares vacation after shock World Cup win over Argentina

Saudi Arabia followers rejoice in Doha’s Souq Waqif after the match between Saudia Arabia and Argentina within the FIFA World Cup group stage
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Saudi King Salman has declared a nationwide vacation after the soccer workforce’s gorgeous World Cup win on Tuesday over Argentina, state media reported.

The 86-year-old monarch “orders that tomorrow, Wednesday, be a holiday for all employees in the public and private sectors, as well as male and female students at all educational levels”, the Al-Ekhbariya channel stated on Twitter.

The transfer comes in the midst of ultimate exams within the Gulf nation, indicating that they should be rescheduled.

The Saudi Inexperienced Falcons bounced again from conceding an early Lionel Messi penalty to supply one of many best World Cup shocks because of a Saleh Al-Shehri equaliser and a chic Salem Al-Dawsari winner on the Lusail Stadium in Doha.

Celebrations in Riyadh

Celebrations erupted all through the capital Riyadh after the ultimate whistle blew, with followers forming impromptu dance circles and waving the sword-emblazoned nationwide flag from the home windows of rushing vehicles.

Al-Ekhbariya posted photos of King Salman’s son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, celebrating after watching the sport with a bunch that included power minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.

Turki al-Sheikh, an adviser on the Royal Court docket and head of Saudi Arabia’s Basic Leisure Authority, introduced on Twitter that admission charges can be waived at main theme parks and leisure centres in Riyadh on Tuesday.

Few might have predicted that Herve Renard’s Inexperienced Falcons, ranked 51st on this planet, would topple the twice-world champions led by the feted Messi, who has seven Ballons d’Or to his identify.

The workforce’s subsequent match is on Saturday in opposition to Poland.

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