Herve Renard Confirms Saudi Arabian Players Won’t Receive Rolls Royce's for Argentina Win

Herve Renard Confirms Saudi Arabian Players Won’t Receive Rolls Royce's for Argentina Win

  • A public holiday was declared in Saudi Arabia a day after their historic victory over Lionel Messi and Argentina
  • Numerous reports did the rounds that Saudi Arabia's players would receive a Rolls-Royce for their World Cup win
  • Saudi Arabia's players and coach have now come out to refute any claims that they were receiving new vehicles

Saudi Arabia’s players and coach have denounced rumours circulating that each team member would receive a Rolls-Royce Phantom for beating Argentina.

Saudi Arabia pulled off the shock of the tournament when they beat Argentina 2-1 in their opening game.

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Saudi Arabia's players will not receive a new Rolls-Royce Phantom for beating Argentina, as earlier by numerous publications. Image: Heuler Andrey
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While a public holiday was declared in the country, reports started doing the rounds that the players would receive added bonuses for their historic win.

Numerous publications, including Marca, reported that each player would receive a new Rolls-Royce for beating the South American champions.

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This has now been refuted by player, Saleh Alshehri, who said that serving his country was the only reward he needed, Arab News reported.

“We are here to serve our country and do the best, so that’s our biggest achievement,” Alsehri said.

Coach Herve Renard also shot down the rumours, explaining that they still had games to focus on and so they still had a job to do, TalkSport reported.

Saudi Arabia’s remaining game

Renard’s side have their final group game against Mexico to contest, knowing full well that qualification to the Round of 16 is in their own hands.

Victory over the Mexican side will guarantee them a place in the knockout stages. They could also top the group if they win, and Poland and Argentina draw their game. They will be eliminated from the competition if both games end in a draw or if they were to lose to Mexico.

Saudi Arabia announces a public holiday to celebrate their historic win against Argentina at the FIFA World Cup

Saudi Arabia has declared Wednesday, November 23 as a public holiday, after its historic FIFA World Cup victory over pre-tournament favourites Argentina.

The Green Falcons stunned the two-time world champions with a 2-1 comeback victory, which will go down as one of the greatest-ever upsets in the history of the World Cup.

Lionel Messi put La Albiceleste in front after just 10 minutes, but they had three goals disallowed for offside, Sports Brief reported.

Source: SportsBrief.com