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Saudi Arabia Football Players Get a Rolls-Royce for Beating Argentina in World Cup

Saudi Arabia celebrates a historic win over Argentina.
Saudi Arabia celebrates a historic win over Argentina. Credit: FIFA

Each member of the Saudi Arabia football team can look forward to receiving a Rolls-Royce after beating Argentina in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has promised each player a luxury car after their unexpected win over Argentina. A national holiday was declared on Wednesday to celebrate the historic win.

Saudi Arabia football team defies expectations

Saudi Arabia’s win over Argentina is one of the biggest upsets in this year’s World Cup tournament so far. Argentina had remained undefeated for thirty-six games in a row prior to their loss on Tuesday.

The Saudi Arabia football team was not given much of a chance against Argentina by the bookies. They were given odds of +2249 to win the game. This means that a $100 bet on Saudi Arabia to win made prior to the game would have generated a return of $2,349, or a profit of $2,249.

The game kicked off in Argentina’s favor, and, ten minutes into the game, Saudi player Saud Abdulhamid was penalized for pulling Leandro Paredes’ shirt inside the box. A penalty kick was given to Argentina which Lionel Messi went on to score.

In the second half, however, the scales tipped in favor of the Saudi Arabia football team. Forty-eight minutes into the game, Saleh Al-Shehri scored with a low shot into the bottom corner of the goal.

A few minutes later, Salem Al-Dawsari scored a second goal, bringing the score up to 2-0 in favor of Saudi Arabia.

According to FIFA rankings, Argentina is the third-best team in the world. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s rank is fifty-first, making the win all the more surprising. Saudi Arabia has only ever won three World Cups.

Rich rewards

Each player for Saudi Arabia has been promised a Rolls-Royce Phantom as a reward for their win against Argentina.

The starting price for a Rolls-Royce Phantom is $450,000. The vehicles are produced in Goodwood, England and have become synonymous with luxury and status.

The Phantom has a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) and can go from zero to 60 mph (95 km/h) in 4.5-4.6 seconds. It has a horsepower of 500 at 5,000 rpm. The Phantom is powered by a 6.8L V12 engine.

The Saudi Arabia football players will receive their new luxury vehicles upon their return home from Qatar.


Shocked fans celebrated Saudi Arabia’s win in Riyadh by waving their flags from cars and dancing in circles.

Wednesday was declared a public holiday to celebrate the unexpected win. All public and private sector employees were given the day off as were students.

The Saudi team was unable to replicate their success during a game on Saturday against Poland. They were beaten 2-0 by the Polish team. Their next game will be against Argentina on November 30th.

Saudi Arabia is currently ranked second in the World Cup’s Group C just after Poland, which is at the top.

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