Saudi Arabia players ‘promised’ a Rolls-Royce Phantom each as reward for World Cup win over Argentina after country was given a public holiday for historic victory

Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has promised the national team players a Rolls-Royce Phantom each thanks to their win over Argentina.

The news comes after a public holiday was announced for the country after their shock 2-1 upset on Tuesday.

Saudi players celebrated a historic result

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Saudi players celebrated a historic result

And it looks like they will be given an extraordinary reward

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And it looks like they will be given an extraordinary reward

Saudi Arabia, ranked 51st in the world by FIFA and thus the World Cup’s lowest-ranked team, beat world No.3 Argentina in their Group C opener, ending a 36-game unbeaten run.

Goals from Saleh Al Shehri and Salem Al Dawsari came after a Lionel Messi’s opener in what was one of the all-time World Cup shocks.

And after the public of the Gulf State received a day’s holiday, the players will now get their reward.

Multiple reports claim Bin Salman has promised the squad a Rolls-Royce each, with prices for the luxury Phantom starting at £363,600.

That figure would equate to £9.4million for Bin Salman, who reportedly has a net worth of $8billion.

Next up for Saudi Arabia are Poland on Saturday, where a win would see them take a huge step towards reaching the knockout rounds of the competition.

Saudi could be a shock addition to the knockouts

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Saudi could be a shock addition to the knockouts


On the result, European football expert Julien Laurens told talkSPORT: “Really incredible. This is what the World Cup is all about.

“This is one of the biggest, greatest, upsets of all-time along with North Korea’s win against Italy in 1966, Cameroon against Argentina in 1990, Senegal against France in 2002.

“All those incredible games where you wouldn’t have put a penny on the minnows, yet they created the upset.”

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