- BBC News World
Millions of people celebrated the title of soccer world champion with the soccer team on a hot day in Buenos Aires this Tuesday.
The caravan with the heroes of Qatar left the headquarters of the Argentine football association AFA, located in the city of Ezeza, about 37 kilometers from the center of the Argentine capital, and tried to reach the center of the capital.
Around 2.5 million people have already gathered since early morning near the obelisk, one of the main symbols of the Argentine capital.
The players were unable to reach the center due to the huge crowd on the streets, so the players boarded a helicopter and greeted the fans from the air.
“They didn’t allow us to greet everyone at the obelisk, the same security systems that took us in, didn’t allow us to move on. A thousand apologies on behalf of all the champions,” Sigi Tapia, the club’s president, wrote on Twitter. Argentine Football Association (AFA).
Arriving at the Essa airport in the early hours of the morning, the team was greeted by thousands of people.
Their captain and star Lionel Messi appeared at the door of the plane with a big smile on his face, holding aloft the prized trophy won in Qatar on Sunday.
Even though it’s mid-morning, Thousands of people thronged the Ezeiza International Airport to welcome and cheer them onBut nothing compares to the millions who took to the streets during the day to cheer them on.
The government has declared this Tuesday as a holiday So that the whole country can “express its deepest happiness for the national team”.
The country has been buzzing ever since Argentina beat France 3-3 on penalties in what many consider the greatest World Cup final in Qatar.
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