The Saudi Arabia players who pulled off the first shock in the ongoing 2022 World Cup will each receive a Rolls Royce.
Saudi Arabia, ranked 51st in the world by FIFA and hence the World Cup’s lowest-ranked squad, defeated Argentina in their Group C opening, snapping Argentina’s 36-game unbeaten streak. After Lionel Messi converted a penalty kick, goals from Saleh Al Shehri and Salem Al Dawsari sealed the victory.
Saudi Arabian Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud said that each of the players will be honored with a Rolls Royce Phantom starting at £363,600, hours after Saudi King Salman declared Wednesday a public holiday to commemorate the national team’s unexpected triumph.
It’s not the first time a Rolls Royce has been given to a Saudi player. After scoring the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Belgium in the 1994 tournament, Saeed Al-Owairan earned one of the luxury automobiles.
This equates to £9.4 million for Bin Salman, who supposedly has a $8 billion net worth.
Saudi Arabia’s next match is against Poland on Saturday, November 26, where a win will put them one step closer to the knockout phases of the game.