Saudi Arabia’s World Cup heroes will each be gifted a Rolls Royce by the country’s royal family after stunning Argentina in their first game.
Saudi Arabia, the second lowest ranked team at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, defeated Lionel Messi-led Argentina 2-1 in one of the biggest World Cup shocks on Tuesday in the opening match of the tournament.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud will present each of the players with an RM6 million Rolls Royce Phantom when they return from Qatar. It is the latest reward for the team’s seismic result.
Messi had given Argentina the lead before a remarkable comeback by Saudi Arabia.
Saleh Al Shehri equalised before Salem Al Dawsari struck a wonderful curling effort into the top corner of EMi Martinez’s goal.
Saudi Arabian people were already rewarded with a public holiday the day following the historic result.
Workers in the public and private sectors, as well as students, were allowed the day off to celebrate the result.