The biggest surprise in the FIFA World Cup was Saudi Arabia’s victory over two-time world champions Argentina. Saudi Arabia won the match against Argentina 2–1. This unexpected victory was hardly expected by anyone and it surely must have knocked the ground out from under many. While the Argentine fans suffered a huge disappointment, Saudi Arabia was drowned in the celebration of the victory. Not only this, this victory brought such a gift for the players, which they would not have thought of even in their dreams. According to media reports, for this historic achievement, every football player will be gifted a Rolls-Royce Phantom by the government.
According to the report, Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud will personally gift each player a Rolls-Royce Phantom upon their return from Qatar. The victory saw Saudis take to the streets to celebrate. After the victory on Tuesday, 22 November, the king declared a state holiday for the country to celebrate. It may have been four days since this victory, but the people there are still celebrating it.
So how big a deal is it for Saudi Arabia to win against Argentina? Argentina is one of the strongest teams in the championship, and the two countries are separated by 48 places in the world rankings. The Argentina team is also captained by one of the greatest football players in history, Lionel Messi, and the team is a favorite among football fans around the world. Prior to the victory against Argentina, Saudi Arabia had won just three World Cup games. In such a situation, giving the gift of Rolls-Royce Phantom is a unique way for the government to appreciate its players.
Rolls-Royce Phantom This flagship car of the British brand is considered luxury on wheels. The Phantom Series II was introduced earlier this year. The car gets a 6.75-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine. This engine generates power of 555 bhp and peak torque of 900 Nm. This engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. The Phantom VIII is very quick despite its massive size and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 5.1 seconds.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom comes with an adaptive suspension that aims to deliver the most comfortable ride possible. The cabin of the car adds to the plush feel with exquisite leather, wood and metal accents for a luxurious experience. It also comes with multiple driver assistance systems. The Phantom is one of the costliest cars in the world and prices in India start from Rs 8 crore (ex-showroom) before customization options roll in.