The World Cup is a really big thing. Maybe not so much for us here in America, but then again, our men’s national team is never good enough to win or come close.
On the other hand, Saudi Arabia is obsessed with their team’s performance, and they shocked the world in their first-round match, beating Lionel Messi and Argentina 2-1.
It was cause for celebration, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister gave the entire country the day off work to celebrate. When you have the power of MBS, you can create a national holiday on the spot.
Do you know what else you can do when you run an oil-rich country? You can gift every player on the team a $450,000 Rolls Royce Phantom.
The red-hot rumor was that the team was getting hooked up with the sick rides.
But is it true? The team was asked about it at a press conference, and star player Sales Alshehri and head coach Herve Renard went on offense and tried to say no way. Not yet, anyway.
Here’s what Alshehri said when pressed by a reporter.
“We are here to serve our country and do the best, so that’s our biggest achievement.”
Okay. What about you, coach? Are you getting the Rolls?
“We have a very serious federation. We have a very serious ministry of sport. It is not time to get something at this moment. We only won a game. We still have to get very important games, and we are hoping some more. There is nothing true about this comment. We’ve only played one game at the moment.”
The Saudis play Poland Sunday. If they win that game, maybe they will get private jets.