The Saudi Arabian players who pulled off the tournament’s first surprise will each get a Rolls Royce for their heroic win.
The World Cup’s lowest-ranked team, Saudi Arabia, defeated world No.3 Argentina in their opening match in Group C, snapping the South American squad’s 36-games winning streak.
Saudi Arabia is now placed 51st in the world according to FIFA. After Lionel Messi successfully converted a penalty kick, goals from Saleh Al Shehri and Salem Al Dawsari secured the decisive victory.
Saudi Arabian Prince, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud has said that each player will receive a Rolls Royce Phantom starting at €363,600, hours after he announced Wednesday a public holiday in honor of the national team’s incredible victory.
It’s not the first time a Saudi Arabian player has received a Rolls Royce. After scoring the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Belgium in the 1994 tournament, Saeed Al-Owairan was given one of the posh cars.
That figure would equate to 9.4m Euros for Bin Salman, who reportedly has a net worth of $8billion.