Rafael Nadal backs Argentina to rebound after shocking loss

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After a disheartening 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, tennis legend Rafael Nadal is certain that Lionel Messi and Argentina can bounce back.

The Argentine national team seized the lead in the tenth minute when the Paris Saint-Germain forward scored a penalty kick.

When the first half ended, it looked like the Argentine legend would guide his team to a comfortable victory.

But Saleh Alshehri (48′) and Salem Aldawsari (53′) scored great goals that helped Saudi Arabia come back and win.

Many have called it the biggest upset in World Cup history, and it has cast serious doubt on Argentina’s chances of winning.

But Nadal is convinced that Lionel Scaloni’s team will recover from this setback.

According to the renowned Spanish tennis player, who spoke to MalayMail, Argentina still have two matches left in the group stage and the loss will not define their campaign.

Nadal mentioned the 2021 Copa America victory and the 36-match winning run that was interrupted by Saudi Arabia, both of which were led by Lionel Messi and his team.

He was likewise confident about Argentina’s chances at the World Cup.

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