Public holiday declared in Saudi Arabia after World Cup win
Wednesday November 23 has been declared a public holiday by King Salman…
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has declared a public holiday in celebration of Saudi Arabia’s historic World Cup victory. Announced after the Green Falcons beat Argentina 2-1 on Tuesday, Wednesday November 23 will be marked with a public holiday.
This is in line with the recommendation from Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman.
As reported by the Saudi Gazette, there will be a public holiday for employees in both the public and private sectors. Schools will also close for the public holiday. Work and education will resume as normal on Thursday November 24.
#VIDEO: The #Saudi players lifting Minister of Sports Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki (@AbdulazizTF) on their shoulders after stunning win against #Argentina in #WorldCup2022. @SaudiNT_EN (🎥:@BaderAlHamad5) pic.twitter.com/TfKNUh5apM
— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) November 22, 2022
In their opening game of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Green Falcons defeated Lionel Messi’s team, Argentina, in a surprise victory. The two time World Champions were beaten during both team’s first match in the group stages during a gripping match that took place at Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
After Messi scored a penalty in the 7th minute to give Argentina an early lead, Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari scored for Saudi Arabia in the second half of the match.
Image: Twitter/ Saudi Gazette