Who is Saleh Al-Shehri, who scored the equaliser for Saudi Arabia against Argentina in FIFA World Cup?

Saleh Al-Shehri scored Saudi Arabia’s equaliser against Argentina in the sides’ opening fixture in the Qatar World Cup on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia’s Saleh Al-Shehri celebrates scoring their first goal.

Saudi Arabia’s Saleh Al-Shehri celebrates scoring their first goal. | Photo Credit: ANNEGRET HILSE

Saleh Al-Shehri scored Saudi Arabia’s equaliser against Argentina in the sides’ opening fixture in the Qatar World Cup on Tuesday.

Saleh Al-Shehri scored Saudi Arabia’s equaliser against Argentina in the sides’ opening fixture in the Qatar World Cup on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old Saudi striker, who plays for Al-Hilal Saudi FC in the Saudi Pro League, scored the vital goal for his side in the second half after Lionel Messi gave Argentina the opener in the first half through a penalty.

This was Al-Shehri’s 11th goal in his international career.

In 2012, Saleh became the first Saudi Arabian to score in Europe, when he found the net for Beira-Mar against Moreirense.

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