World Cup soccer coach compares victory to beating Wout Van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel

“On paper they should beat them” is a phrase that is commonly heard in conversations about football. As people gather around television sets in their homes, as well as in pubs, cafes and bars around the world to watch Argentina play Saudi Arabia in the FIFA World Cup, talks will no doubt have entered a once again.

A team with superstars like Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María and Julián Álvarez “on paper” would surely beat the Saudi lineup of Hattan Bahebri, Saleh Al-Shehri and Riyadh Sharahili.

Apparently not, as the Saudis won 2-1 in the biggest upset of the competition so far.

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