Thousands of Fans Flood Streets of Argentina to Welcome Gallant Heroes

Thousands of Fans Flood Streets of Argentina to Welcome Gallant Heroes

Lukman Mumuni
December 20, 2022 at 10:23 AM
  • World champions Argentina have arrived home after their success in Qatar
  • The team led by Lionel Messi defeated France in the final to win the World Cup for the third time
  • The streets of Buenos Aires celebrated the arrival of the team on Tuesday morning

Hundreds of thousands of fans have flooded the streets of Buenos Aires to welcome players of the national team following their World Cup triumph.

The Argentina national team arrived in the country in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The team led by talismanic forward and captain Lionel Messi became world champions after beating France in the finals on Sunday.

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Fans have flooded Buenos Aires to welcome Argentina team. Credit: @AlbicelesteTalk
Source: Twitter

In photos and videos shared on social media, several fans thronged the country's capital to welcome their heroes.

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The players descended from the airplane with the technical team and staff, before joining an open top bus for a parade.

Messi scored twice in the final which was forced to penalties by Paris Saint Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe, who netted a hat-trick for France.

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was the hero of Argentina, saving Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman's spot kick before Aurelin Tchouameni fired wide.

Messi, who earlier announced he will be retiring from the national team at the end of the World Cup, was named player of the tournament.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Asamoah Gyan says Argentina star Lionel Messi deserves everything in football, after leading his country to World Cup success.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward starred for Argentina, scoring a brace in the final as the South Americans defeated France on penalties to win their third World Cup.

Tributes keep pouring in for the man regarded as the greatest player of all-time following his latest achievement.

Street named after Messi

The celebrations continued in Buenos Aires after Argentina were crowned champions of the world at the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The South Americans dethroned France as world champions after beating the European giants on penalties at Lusail stadium.

The whole of Argentina have been in party mood since Sunday, December 18, 2022, and it looks like it will continue for a while.

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