SAUDI ARABIA boss Herve Renard produced an incredible half-time team talk to inspire shock victory over Argentina.
Renard’s men were 1-0 down to Lionel Messi’s Argentina, with the Barcelona legend opening the lead from the spot.
Herve Renard produced an incredible half-time team talk to inspire victory over Argentina[/caption]
Saudi Arabia were inspired to beat Argentina[/caption]
And Saudi Arabia were staring defeat in the face as they returned to the dressing room lucky to be just one down.
That was until Renard – once sacked by CAMBRIDGE – gave his side some motivational words of wisdom.
He was captured saying: “Messi, he has the ball in the middle of the pitch and you stand [hands up] in front of the defence.
“You have to go and mark him in the middle. Take your phone, you can make a picture with him!
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“You don’t feel we are able to come back? You don’t feel it? You play relaxed. Come on guys, this is the World Cup. Give everything!”
Renard’s message paid dividends as just three minutes into the second half Saleh Al-Shehri brilliant slotted into the corner to equalise.
But winger Salem Al-Dawsari took home the spoils after his wonderstrike sealed a famous win.
He cut in from the left and fired into the top corner on 53 minutes and Saudi Arabia held on for well over 40 minutes.
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The Government declared a national holiday such was the magnitude of the upset win.
Saudi Arabia look to continue their World Cup heroics tomorrow against Robert Lewandowski’s Poland.
Meanwhile, Argentina fight to keep their tournament alive when they play Mexico.
Herve Renard led Saudi Arabia to victory over Saudi Arabia[/caption]