Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Argentina prepares; Fernandez will not travel to Qatar

BUENOS AIRES ( Associated Press) — Argentine President Alberto Fernandez confirmed on social media Saturday that he would not travel to Qatar to watch the national team’s match against France because of superstition or the cabal, while the Argentine city is home to the World Cup’s grand finale. Preparing for finals. With various acts on Sunday that are expected to be massive.

Fernandez put an end to rumors that had circulated during the week by tweeting that, “like millions of compatriots”, he would watch the game from home. “I will live this wonderful moment together with my people like never before. Our best will be on the field and a great fan will be in the stands. Besides, cabals are cabals,” the president said.

It is common in the Rio de la Plata to carry out a series of rituals or superstitions—completely individual, cabals—which they repeat to bring good luck to the team they support.

Argentina awoke on Saturday to an atmosphere of maximum anticipation and pre-celebration, with various events planned throughout the day to celebrate reaching the final of a new World Cup that millions are cherishing the dream that Lionel Messi and the Argentina team can bring the world. Cup to extend the exposure of Albiceleste’s conquest to South America.

Thousands gathered at at least 15 symbolic points in Buenos Aires, under the banner of CABA, to send one last collective cry of good energy and encouragement to the Argentine team in an event that was simultaneously reproduced in other parts of the country. Could Like the cities of Mar de Plata and Rosario.

“I want us to break it down tomorrow and bring home the cup that this country deserves to win,” Fernanda, one of the fans focused on the flag, told The Associated Press.

“I want to see the third cup, there are people who haven’t seen it, who don’t know what the cup is because I’ve already seen two and now I want the third, the Argentine world champion,” Oscar said on his part. , who expressed wishes for the whole country, at a time when expectation and anxiety were growing and were latent in the atmosphere.

The crowd sang a song famous among Argentine fans in Qatar at this World Cup “Muchachos”, a tribute to previous failed attempts to win the world trophy and two football heroes of Argentina’s history, Messi and the late Maradona. While some of the selection’s goals were projected at the obelisk in Buenos Aires, amid a sea of ​​people wearing selection shirts and with the Argentine flag in the background a message “Thanks Scalaneta!”

In Rosario, the city where the Argentine star and one of the most outstanding players of this World Cup was born, a giant shirt with Messi’s No. 10 hangs from a crane near the monument, where a flag was hoisted.

Within hours of the final match, the country exploded with emotion, expectation and anxiety that Messi’s last World Cup would be the last to bring the cup home.

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