The plane carrying the 2022 FIFA World Cup-winning Argentina national team and its captain, Lionel Messi, arrived at ICESSA International Airport in Buenos Aires, returning from Qatar today, Tuesday, at 2:40 local time (5:40 UTC) (8:40 Mecca time).
Messi, who scored two goals during the final match, was the first player to get off the plane carrying the championship trophy, and immediately after him, coach Lionel Scaloni.
After that, striker Julian Alvarez, who scored 4 goals during the Qatar World Cup, came down.
A picture of Messi was placed on the tail of the plane with the words "One team, one country, one dream".
Argentina, the World Cup champions are home!
- Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) December 20, 2022
The players disembarked from the plane and made their way on a red carpet to an open-top bus to the sound of their World Cup song "Muchachos", performed by La Mosca.
And after their victory over France in the World Cup final on Sunday in an exciting match, the players will spend the night in the Argentine Football Association training complex near the airport, where thousands of fans are waiting to welcome them.
The goat is in Argentina, with the World Cup trophy in his hands 😍pic.twitter.com/pohyPgHNRm
— Jan 🇦🇷 (@FutbolJan10) December 20, 2022
Then they will start a tour of downtown Buenos Aires, starting at noon today, Tuesday, local time, when millions are expected to greet them in the streets with the declaration of an official holiday in the country.
And on social media, the “BIENVENIDOS CAMPEONES DEL MUNDO” tag (Welcome to the world champions) was issued on the Twitter platform in Argentina, where activists shared photos and videos of welcoming their country's cup-winning team.
Casi perdemos a los Campeones del mundo y la Copa del mundo a 5 minutos de haber salido de Ezeiza jajaajajaajaja Argentina no lo entenderíaspic.twitter.com/FDRPjQrmYh
— ⭐⭐⭐ (@PancakesCouple) December 20, 2022
The pictures showed tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to welcome the Argentine national team, although the time was 03:40 local time.
Una Marea Humana, Recibe a los Campeones del Mundo #FIFAWorldCup #Argentina🇦🇷
— 𝕽𝖔𝖘𝖓𝖆𝖑 𝕮𝖍𝖆𝖈ó𝖓 🇻🇪 (@natanielchacon) December 20, 2022
And the Argentine Football Association announced yesterday, Monday, that the national team will celebrate its victory in the World Cup at the expense of France today, Tuesday, in the Obelisco Monument, where it was customary to celebrate there sporting achievements.
The federation wrote on Twitter, "The world champion will leave on Tuesday afternoon towards Obelisco to celebrate the World Cup title with the fans."
03:30 in Argentina right now and that's how things look like as players are going to Ezeiza camp 🇦🇷
— All About Argentina 🛎🇦🇷 (@AlbicelesteTalk) December 20, 2022
Victory and happiness
The Argentine government announced that banks would be given a holiday on Tuesday so that the whole country could "express its great joy at the national team's victory in the World Cup".
Earlier, Argentine Football Association President Claudio Tapia wrote on Twitter, "Here we come, Argentina."
Messi is the greatest futbolista que alla video.
- ako nai (@akonai958) December 20, 2022
Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties after extra time tied the game 3-3 in what newspapers described as one of the best finals in World Cup history.
The fans, who took to the streets across the country, are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Argentine national team to continue celebrating the third title.
"I want to be in Argentina to see the crazy celebrations," captain Lionel Messi said. "I want them to wait for me. I can't wait to go there and enjoy the title with them."