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Messi: Defeat from Saudi Arabia is Hard Blow

Doha-- Lionel Messi, the Argentine national team captain, stated that the defeat that his country had against the Saudi national football team today at the World Cup in Qatar constitutes a hard blow and a painful defeat, according to press reports following the match.

In the third group competition for the championships, Argentina lost to the Saudi national team, which is intended to be the last game for Messi, who acknowledged that it was a really severe blow and a sad defeat.

In turn, Argentina's Lionel Scaloni, the team's coach, underlined that his players gave the game their best and sought the victory, but it did not come. After going 36 games without a loss, Argentina entered the 22nd finals as one of the favorites to win the tournament. However, this streak came to an end today as Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia.

Source: Saudi Press Agency