Saudi Arabia star gives thumbs up as he’s stretchered off after being KOd by own keeper in Argentina clash at World Cup

SAUDI ARABIA defender Yasser Al-Shahrani was stretchered off the pitch after a horror collision with goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais.

The full-back went up for an aerial collision when he clattered into keeper Alowais, leaving him knocked out.

AFPYasser Alshahrani was stretchered off after a collision with Mohammed Alowais[/caption]

ReutersYasser Al-Shahrani is consoled by his team-mates[/caption]

APSaudi Arabia’s Yasser Al-Shahrani on a stretcher[/caption]

Al-Shahrani had to be stretchered away but put his thumbs up as Saudi Arabia desperately defended their shock 2-1 lead over Argentina.

Stopper Alowais cut a distressed figure as his team-mate was taken off the field in added time.

It added even more time to Saudi Arabia fans, who nervously watched on as a historic upset was on the cards.

And amazingly, after over 100 minutes were played, Lionel Messi’s Argentina were stunned in Qatar.

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The PSG superstar opened the lead on just ten minutes after coolly converting from the penalty spot.

But he suffered frustration as THREE goals were ruled out – which was a sign of things to come.

Striker Saleh Alshehri levelled on 48 minutes with an excellent finish into the bottom corner.

It set the scene for an upset for the ages.


Winger Salem Aldawsari took home the spoils with a stunning goal to win the game.

He cut in on his right foot on 52 minutes to curl home what is already going to be a contender for goal of the tournament.

Argentina knocked on the door for well over 40 more minutes but Saudi Arabia remained solid at the back, especially keeper Alowais.

Al-Shahrani’s injury will come as a blow to manager Herve Renard, who guided his team to a famous win.

GettySaudi Arabia celebrate their upset win[/caption]

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