Nine of the starters of the Saudi Arabia team that defeated Argentina play with André Carrillo

Carrillo came to Al Hilal in 2019.
Carrillo came to Al Hilal in 2019.

Saudi Arabia gave the coup on the first day of the World Cup Qatar 2022 by defeating 2-1 Argentinaa priori one of the favorites of the tournament organized by the FIFA. The protagonists of the historic victory have a link with our country, since ten of the titleholders are teammates of two Peruvian teams.

Andre Carrilloattacker of the ‘blanquirroja’ and the al hilal of Saudi football, shares a changing room with nine of the 11 starters who beat the ‘albiceleste’ of Lionel Messi.

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The goalkeeper, Mohammed Al Owais; The defenders, Saud Abdulhamid, Ali Al Bulaihi and Yasir Al Shahrani are also led by Ramon Diaz in the current three-time soccer champion of Saudi Arabia. The midfielders, Abdulelah Al Malki, Salman Al Faraj, Mohamed Kanno, and Salman Al Dawsari, scorer of the second goal; and striker Saleh Al Shehri, who scored the first, also share a team with ‘Culebra’.

After the victory of his colleagues, Carrillo celebrated the unexpected result. “Historical victory”, published the soccer player on his Instagram account.

André Carrillo is a multi-champion with Al Hilal.  (Getty Images)
André Carrillo is a multi-champion with Al Hilal. (Getty Images)

André is not the only Peruvian player with teammates in the Asian team. christian cavethe recently released captain of the ‘bicolor’, and the striker Alex Valera, share a dressing room in the Al Fateh with attacker Firas Al Buraikan.

The only footballer of the 11 that the French coach herve renard sent to the field of play against Argentina that does not play with a Peruvian is the defender Hassan Tombakti, who plays for Al Shabab of the Pro Lague.

Carrillo has been playing for Al Hilal since 2019 and since his arrival he has won three Saudi leagues, two AFC Champions Leagues and three Saudi Arabian Super Cups. Saudi Arabia.

Christian ‘Aladdin’ Cave He came to Al Fateh in 2021 from Turkish football and despite having good individual figures, 16 goals and the same number of assists in 48 games, he has not been able to celebrate any title with his squad. Alex Valera joined the team in August 2022 as the most expensive sale in the history of Universitario de Deportes.

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Christian Cueva arrived at Al Fateh in 2021.
Christian Cueva arrived at Al Fateh in 2021.

Saudi Arabia’s 2-1 victory over Argentina created a stir around the world and Peru was no exception. The striker of Alianza Lima, Jefferson Farfanwas one of the football personalities who spoke about it and asked for “humility” from those who underestimate their opponents.

After Salem Al Dawsari’s score, with which the score was turned around, the 38-year-old footballer shared his reaction on his Instagram account. “A little humility, a little humility, don’t look down on the other teams. What a great goal!” said Jeffrey.

“This is called humility,” he wrote in another story alongside a graph of the Saudi feat.

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Jefferson Farfán's message after Argentina's defeat.  (instagram)
Jefferson Farfán’s message after Argentina’s defeat. (instagram)

Lionel Messi, captain and top figure of the Argentine team, was dismayed after the unexpected result obtained in the debut of the Group C of the World Cup Qatar 2022.

“It’s a very hard blow for everyone because we didn’t expect to start this way, but things happen for a reason and you have to prepare what’s coming. We have to win or win now, but it depends on us, ”he noted after the game.

However, despite the unease, there is room for optimism and the ‘Flea’ asked the Argentine fans to trust the plan of lionel scaloni. “I tell people to trust, that this group is not going to let them down,” he declared.

The disappointment of Lionel Messi after the defeat against Saudi Arabia.  (Reuters/Carl Recine)
The disappointment of Lionel Messi after the defeat against Saudi Arabia. (Reuters/Carl Recine)


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