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World Cup 2022: Messi reacts to Argentina’s 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia

Lionel Messi responded to Argentina’s loss to Saudi Arabia in their opening match of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

World Cup 2022: Messi reacts to Argentina's 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia
Messi reacts to Argentina’s 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia

He gave the nation’s supporters assurances that the team would recover and strive to win the remaining games.

Messi and his teammates were in the middle of a 36-match unbeaten streak and are much favored to win the World Cup in Qatar.

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Argentina took the lead in the first half thanks to a penalty kick by Messi, but Saudi Arabia came back and scored twice in as few as four minutes after the break.

World Cup 2022: Messi reacts to Argentina's 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia
Messi reacts to Argentina’s 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia

After the game, Messi told the media, “There are no excuses.”

Messi remarked, “We did not expect to start in this fashion, but things happen for a reason. It now relies on me and my teammates to provide everything we have in our remaining games.”

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For their next two games, Poland and Mexico, Lionel Scaloni’s team must win in order to have any chance of reaching the round of 16 in the 2022 World Cup.

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