Saudi Arabia’s jaw-dropping 2-1 win over Argentina at the World Cup sparked such jubilation that the kingdom will grind to a halt for a national holiday on Wednesday.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz decreed the day of celebration after the victory, which has been widely hailed as one of the biggest upsets in the tournament’s history.

Read More: World Cup Fans Just Saw One of the Most Stunning Upsets in Soccer History

Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange—the Tadawul—will close for the day, while public and private sector employees and students will be given the day off.

The win puts the Saudi team at the top of the Group C table—on a par with group leaders including France and England. Rounding out Group C are Poland and Mexico, each with one point, and Argentina on zero. All eyes will return to the Saudi team on Saturday when they take on Poland.

Read More: The Most Controversial World Cup Yet Kicks Off With a Defeat for Host Qatar

The national holiday raises a high bar for celebrations. If a single win can elicit a national holiday, what on earth will the Saudis do if their team miraculously steals the tournament?

More Must-Reads From TIME


Contact us at [email protected].

Alex Millson/Bloomberg

Source link

You May Also Like

Why new pets should get insured now

Getting pet insurance early could save owners cash.  Getty Images Pet insurance…

Yankees All-Star wears full uniform for career day at son’s school

Career Day is one of the most exciting days at school, a…

Trump expected to launch 2024 bid after midterms

Trump expected to launch 2024 bid after midterms – CBS News Watch…

Biden trolls “MAGA” candidate Dr. Oz as John Fetterman’s lead disappears

President Joe Biden trolled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz while…

Texas officer fired after shooting hamburger-eating teenager

A Texas police officer who shot and wounded a teenager who had…

HAS Stock Price | Hasbro Inc. Stock Quote (U.S.: Nasdaq) | MarketWatch

Hasbro Inc. Hasbro, Inc. engages in the provision of children and family…