November 23, 2022 Special Dispatch No. 10336

Cartoons In Gulf Press Celebrate Saudi Arabia's World Cup Win Over Argentina

November 23, 2022
Saudi Arabia | Special Dispatch No. 10336

Saudi Arabia's 2-1 World Cup win over Argentina sparked an intense wave of joy in the kingdom and throughout the Arab world, which also found expression in cartoons in the Saudi and Gulf press. Below are some of these cartoons:

A green wave (the color of the Saudi flag) washes over the football pitch (Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, November 23, 2022)

Saudi Arabia's two goals punch holes in Lionel Messi's chest (Al-Raya, Qatar, November 23, 2022)

Messi weeps over the "two Saudi goals against Argentina" (Al-Sharq, Qatar, November 23, 2022)

Saudi football fan takes down poster of Messi, puts up Saudi team shirt (Makka, Saudi Arabia, November 23, 2022)

Messi's ship is sinking (Al-Rai, Kuwait, November 23, 2022)

Saudi player Salem Al-Dawsari, who scored the second goal against Argentina, "makes mate (a South American beverage) out of the Argentinian team" (Al-Watan, Qatar, November 23, 2022)

The ball says "impossible!"; Saudi player answers, "What do you mean, impossible?" (Al-Iqtisadiyya, Saudi Arabia, November 23, 2022)

"Arabs celebrate Saudi team's win" (Al-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 23, 2022)

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