The Green Falcons scored a seismic World Cup shock against Argentina on Tuesday Salem Al-Dawsari of Saudi Arabia celebrates scoring during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia © Getty Images / Julian Finney/Getty Images
A public holiday has been declared for employees and students in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, November 23 following the Green Falcons’ stunning 2-1 FIFA World Cup win against Argentina.
According to a directive issued by the Saudi Press Agency, all employees in both the public and private sectors, as well as all students, will not be required to work or attend lessons in a celebration of Herve Renard’s team’s heroic efforts against the World Cup favorites on Tuesday.
“It is directed that tomorrow, Wednesday, be a holiday for all employees in all sectors of the state and the private sector, and male and female students in all educational stages,” read the statement issued on social media, via translation. (RT)
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