World Cup 2022: Argentinian world champions welcomed by huge crowds

The Albiceste players aboard a white double-decker bus, flocked with three stars and the "campeon del mundo" after their arrival at Ezeiza airport.

AP - Rodrigo Abd

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The plane carrying the Argentine world champions, who won a third star in Qatar on Sunday, landed Tuesday night at Buenos Aires International Airport.


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The Aerolinas Argentinas Airbus A330 bore the inscription "

one team, one country, one dream

" and on its rear wing were drawings of Messi or Angel di Maria, the other hero of the final, author of the second goal against France.

Lionel Messi, the captain and emblem of Argentina's success in Qatar, was the first to appear at the top of the boarding stairs, brandishing the golden World Cup trophy, to win the red carpet rolled out on the tarmac at the business airport of Ezeiza.

The Albiceste at Buenos Aires International Airport on December 20.


The players immediately boarded the white double-decker bus, flocked with three stars and the "

campeon del mundo

", in which they will be cheered on in the afternoon during their lap of honor in downtown Buenos Aires .

" Muchachos

" resounded in a loop

, a sort of unofficial national anthem, sung loudly by the supporters who, in addition to Messi, recall memories of Maradona and his parents Don Diego and Dona Tota, but also the war of Falklands of 1982 between Argentina and the United Kingdom.

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