Diehard Argentina Fan Ready to Use Lifetime Savings to Watch Lionel Messi Play at 2022 FIFA World Cup

Diehard Argentina Fan Ready to Use Lifetime Savings to Watch Lionel Messi Play at 2022 FIFA World Cup

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:16 PM
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  • A recent Business Administration graduate in Buenos Aires, Argentina is risking it all to get to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar
  • Argentina is bidding to win their third World Cup in Qatar 2022, which is also Lionel Messi’s last World Cup appearance for his country
  • Argentina has been paired alongside Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland in Group C of the competition, scheduled to kick off on November 20

Die-hard Argentina fan, Emiliano Matrangolo is risking it all to watch Lionel Messi play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which is set to kick off on November 20.

The recent Business Administration graduate from Buenos Aires is prepared to spend his life savings to buy tickets to watch the Argentine national team in Qatar this year.

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Lionel Messi has admitted the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be his last for Argentina, and fans are desperate to see him in action. Photo by Elsa.
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According to Premium Times, Matrangolo insists buying a car or house will not give him the sort of joy he will derive from watching Argentina lift another World Cup trophy.

“It’s four years of savings, saving some money every month for this dream, come what may. You stop doing things like buying a car or buying a house."

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Matrangolo admitted it was a dream and an infatuation to attend the World Cup.

“Many people say look, he spends the money to go to Qatar instead of having five percent of a house. Well, I’m sure [a house] is nice, but I’m going to the World Cup.”

Argentina are pitted against Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland in Group C. The Albiceleste hope to add to their two World Cup victories in 1978 and 1986.

Messi owed a World Cup

Lionel Messi is hoping to fulfill his dream of becoming a world champion, and will have a last try when he leads Argentina to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup which begins this November.

Winning the Copa América has lifted a weight off Messi’s international failure and there is a feeling he will have his best World Cup in Qatar, The Guardian reports.

Messi has failed to win the World Cup in four previous attempts, with the Argentina captain bagging a silver medal at the 2014 edition in Brazil.

Messi names 5 cup contenders

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi has singled out five countries he believes are favourites to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Up to 32 teams are scheduled to compete for the global football showpiece when the tournament kicks off this month.

A number of world football heavyweights will be looking to win the prestigious trophy, with France - who won the last edition in Russia - keen to defend the crown.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..