23 things we loved from Day 3 at World Cup 2022: Saudi Arabia…

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Salem Al-Dawsari celebrates scoring for Saudi Arabia against Argentina in their FIFA World Cup match at Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar, November 2022.

Saudi Arabia’s stunning 2-1 victory over Argentina stole the headlines during the third day of the 2022 World Cup and the internet matched the Saudi players by rising to the occasion superbly.

All the pre-match talk was dominated by the prospect of Lionel Messi winning the tournament and guaranteeing his GOAT status but, after trailing at halftime, Saudi Arabia scored twice to complete arguably the biggest World Cup upset of the 21st century.

Elsewhere, defending champions France strolled to an opening win over Australia while the matches between Denmark and Tunisia & Mexico and Poland ended goalless – but neither were without incident.

We’ve scoured the internet to create a collection of the best social media moments of the first four-match day of Qatar 2022.

This commentary

Goosebumps.

This fan

Football turns us all into maniacs and that’s why it’s the best sport in the world.

This stat

Ouch.

Who saw this coming?

Pure chaos.

Galvao

One of the most famous broadcasters in Brazil enjoyed Saudi Arabia’s win.

These celebrations

That’s how you celebrate one of the best wins in your history.

Lionel Messi

Not his day. Still our GOAT.

Messi & Ronaldo

We reckon this meme has got some serious mileage…

Herve Renard

Our favourite Bond villain.

This photo

What a moment.

Takehiro Tomiyasu

He’s all of us.

Roy Keane & Graeme Souness

What Tuesday mornings are all about.

Roy Keane

It was popcorn time across the nation this morning…

This speech

All of this. Every word.

Kasper Schmeichel Pt. I

What a save.

Kasper Schmeichel Pt. II

This made us chuckle for a good five minutes.

This miss

Oh, mate.

Guillermo Ochoa

Mr. World Cup struck again during Mexico’s draw with Poland.

Group C

The group is already upside down and we can’t until its next round of games on Saturday.

Australia

Sometimes the most obvious jokes are the best jokes.

Vincent Kompany

The former Manchester City defender went in two-footed on Ronaldo here.

Glazers

Manchester United’s owners announced they’re looking for new investment and Twitter didn’t miss the opportunity to poke fun at them.

Kylian Mbappe

Jesus. Thank god his performance against Australia was better than this…


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