The rating of the National Team: the defeat of Argentina against Saudi Arabia ousted Big Brother and was the most watched of the year on TV

Despite the early schedule, the accumulated between Public TV and TyC Sports left him a figure that may possibly be surpassed next Saturday against Mexico.

The Argentine National Team of lionel scaloni He unexpectedly left his 36-game unbeaten record today, losing in his debut at the Qatar World Cup in view of Saudi Arabia by 2 to 1. The game was seen live by a large number of Argentine fans (and not so much) present in the imposing Lusail stadium. But those who were not lucky enough to get on a plane to get to the Middle East followed him on television, leaving a very high rating.

It is that Argentina lost and complicated their stay in the Middle East but the TV had a happy morning at a statistical level. This is stated by IBOPE, the measurement company that usually publishes this type of conclusions linked to television audiences. If the numbers registered by the transmissions of Public TV and TyC Sports are added, the match had an accumulated rating of 55.5, with a slight advantage of the state channel over the sports signal. That is the provisional data from the household registry, between 6:40 a.m. and 9:12 a.m., as announced IBOPE.

In this way, the debut of Scaloni and company in Qatar became the most watched program of the year, surpassing Big Brother. However, it is estimated that this condition can only last a few days. Is that on Saturday Argentina will play against Mexico at 4:00 p.m., a much more “television” schedule and with the tension that a duel will generate that could be transcendental for the aspirations of the Albiceleste on Asian soil.

final for the undefeated

Argentina sought to match the highest unbeaten record of a national team in soccer history, which belongs to Italy with 37 between October 2018 and October 2021. La Scaloneta then accumulated 36 games without losing since its previous loss, against Brazil, on 2 July 2019.

Since that defeat in Belo Horizonte for the 2019 Copa América, Argentina has chained 25 wins and 11 draws that allowed it to end a 28-year drought without titles.

In that period, the National Team was champion of the 2021 Copa América after beating Brazil in the final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro and then crowned the Finalissima against Italy, the European titleholder, at the legendary Wembley in London.

Scaloni, in charge of the team after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, surpassed the best unbeaten streak (33 games) that the “Albiceleste” recorded between 1991 and 1993 during Alfio Basile’s first technical cycle.

The joy of the DT of Saudi Arabia

The coach of the Saudi Arabian national team, surprising executioner of Argentina (2-1) in the debut match of both in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, expressed his satisfaction with the victory and highlighted having made “football history”, a situation that “will stay forever”

“We made football history and that will remain forever,” said the 54-year-old French coach at the press conference held at the Lusail stadium, after finishing the first match of group C of the ecumenical competition.

Approximately twenty-four hours ago, the charismatic DT – who also knew how to lead the representative of Morocco and qualified for the previous 2018 World Cup in Russia – had announced that an event of these characteristics “is full of surprises.”

“Anything can happen in football. You have to believe in yourself,” said the coach of the Arab team, who recorded his first success against a selected world champion.

“We have shown that we are competitive. We did not come to a World Cup to have fun,” said the technical director, who began his cycle in Saudi Arabia three seasons ago.

Renard, who was a modest footballer who served as a defender at Cannes in his home country, led two teams that qualified as winners of the African Cup of Nations: Zambia 2012 and Ivory Coast 2015.

Saudi Arabia will assume its second match in zone C this Saturday, starting at 10:00 a.m. in Argentina, when it faces the Polish team.

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