BUENOS AIRES ( Associated Press) – Parties erupted in the streets and homes of Argentina at the end of Saturday’s game, in which Argentina beat Australia 2-1 and thus quarter on a very special date for its top goal scorer, Leo Secured my place in the finals. Messi, who was celebrating his 1,000th career game.
The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, was one of the first to join in the festivities by congratulating the Albiceleste team via Twitter. Thanking Argentina “for this immense pleasure”, he congratulated the players and the technical team for “their effort, the brotherhood and the great football they are giving us”. For those of us who love the game and our country, these moments fill our souls,” Fernandez said alongside a video of world star Leo Messi’s stunning goal to open the scoring.
“Excellent, it was great,” I was a little bummed at the last moment, 47-year-old Walter Ruiz shared with the Associated Press from one of the fan fests he set up in the capital, Buenos Aires. “But we won, let’s go Argentina, we’re going to the final, we’re going to be champions,” shouted Ruiz, as hundreds of Argentines gathered in front of a television on a paralyzed country afternoon.
In parks and large open spaces, giant screens were set up to follow the matches of the national team, where entire families, men, women of all ages, and children gathered en masse wearing Albiceleste shirts. They all sat en masse on the grass after the tense moments of the match, when Australia scored a goal and finally threatened an equaliser.
“Excellent, the second half even more so, very happy, very happy, a joy,” Marta Feijo, 64, explained to the Associated Press. “I liked the pass, the boys did a great job,” he explained, highlighting the work of Messi and Paul. Feijo went to watch the game with family and friends.
“I have a feeling that we are going to win, it is a great pleasure in a difficult year in everything”, he expressed his wish that Argentina would be world champions.
“We’re happy, happy. The illusion is intact”, although some adjustments are necessary, explained Luis Espindola, 30, who went to watch the game with his wife, Lucia, and who admitted there were times when he felt sorry for the Australians. There was some fear encountered before the attacks “At first it was half fought. ‘Here with my heart’, it made me want to cry, but we are moving forward, we are going to win, the national team and Argentina Worth it,” he affirmed with his partner of 26 years, Lucia Oliveira.
“I loved how the game turned after the first goal. Messi broke it down and De Paul recovered too, I was blown away by how he put a punch in it. I like how Argentina play , they play a collective game of mutual understanding, that’s what I love most about this team, it’s a team that falls in love” Carolina Rosa, an Argentine who lives in Chile and who plays the game together obeys, explained the Associated Press. to your friends. You could see that “there’s a lot of camaraderie”, said the 30-year-old, who specifically said “Messi hugged Lautaro Martinez after he missed all his chances to score”.
“Argentina have high hopes” for a well-classified finish at this World Cup, he concluded.
Many others, including some Latin American neighbors, were expressing their excitement on Twitter.
“We’re already in the quarterfinals, having the greatest player on the field in his 1000th game included a great goal” tweeted Dario Quiroga Venegas (@quirogacalama) from the north of Chile.
Chile didn’t qualify for the World Cup and doesn’t have its own team to support, so Quiroga included a warning in his message “Come on haters football fans, I’ll wait for you 10 ‘reminding me’ That I’m not Argentine”, I love Latin America, she continued with a hint of irony.
Now everyone’s eyes are on the match between Argentina and Netherlands next Friday.