World Cup: Wives of Argentina Stars Flee Hotel Days Before France Clash

World Cup: Wives of Argentina Stars Flee Hotel Days Before France Clash

Martin Moses
  • A number of the wives of Argentina stars in Qatar suffered a scare when power went off at their hotel of residence
  • Angel Di Maria, Papu Gomez and Lautaro Martinez were among the players whose wives were affected by the blackout
  • Argentina plays France in the final at the iconic Lusail Stadium looking to win their first trophy since 1986

The wives of a couple of Argentina stars were reportedly forced to flee from their hotel due to security concerns.

Argentina is set to play France in the final on Sunday at the Lusail Stadium and such news could potentially derail a relaxed mood in the camp.

Jorgelina Cardoso, Angel Di Maria, Linda Raff, Alejandro Gomez, Agustina Gandolfo, Lautaro Martinez, Argentina, World Cup, France, World Cup 2022 final
Jorgelina Cardoso wife to Angel Di Maria and Agustina Gandolfo wife to Lautaro Martinez. Credit, @jorgelinacardoso/lautaromartinez
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Daily Mail reports that the wives of Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria and Papu Gomez were among those affected when power went off at the Waterfront hotel. The report further states that the children and parents of the Argentina stars had to be taken to a different hotel.

Who were affected?

Jorgelina Cardoso, the wife of Juventus star Angel Di Maria; Linda Raff, the wife of Alejandro Gomez; and Agustina Gandolfo, the wife of Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez were among those who were moved.

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This comes days after Daily Star had reported that Martinez's wife had to be taken to hospital after she found a piece of glass in her drink. She was out at a club celebrating Argentina's win over Croatia before being rushed to a medical facility to ascertain that everything was okay.

Explanations behind Messi's celebrations

Sports Brief has also reported that Argentina fans in Lionel Messi's hometown of Rosario flocked to his late grandmother's house and chanted his name following their qualification to the World Cup final.

Messi inspired his side to a 3-0 victory over Croatia to set up a final showdown against the defending champions France on Sunday.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner will be looking to guide the South American giants to their first World Cup title since 1986. In the aftermath of their win against Croatia, fans thronged Messi's grandmother's house and shouted his name as they celebrated.