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Argentina stars parade in Qatar before flight home

The newly crowned FIFA World Cup champions Argentina wasted no time in starting a crazy victory party as they jumped on an open-top bus outside the World Cup final Stadium in Lusail, Qatar before they headed back home last night.

Fireworks and music blasted out as Skipper Lionel Messi and his teammates celebrated on a slow cruise past joyous, screaming fans in Lusail, Doha, Qatar.

Players dangled legs over the side of the bus, many took selfies, some swigged drinks, most were still in team kit, and all of course wore their winners’ medals.

Leandro Paredes and Nicolas Otamendi looked like the life and soul of the party as they casually sat on the edge of the bus.

A few of the squad were even shoeless as they quickly switched off following possibly the finest World Cup final ever.

Meanwhile, the champion Argentina Football Team arrived at the Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires late Monday, after a 21-hour charter flight from Doha and following a technical stop in Rome for refuelling.

There was no official itinerary for Argentina’s World Cup parade but given the deluge of emotion that swept the country after Sunday’s victory, expect it to be stunning.

Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez opted against travelling to Qatar to attend the match. He instead stayed at Casa Rosada — the Argentine President’s official Presidential Office. It is believed that a stage could be set up in Plaza de Mayo or another part of Buenos Aires, or perhaps the Argentinian Team will be paraded around the city in a convertible tour bus.

Earlier, Argentina won the Copa América title in 2021, there was no official reception for the players, but that tournament held a year and a half ago took place in a different context, during the COVID-19 pandemic.



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