... and we celebrated at Tango ! 🇦🇷 🇮🇪
Dec 18, 2022 "THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED"
There are two sides of this story... one is the official article of events, the other one is how this victory felt for Argentinians - and in here consider not only the ones living in Argentina but also all the expats that are disseminated around the globe just like ourselves.
"Fútbol" (soccer) is more than a sport for Argentineans, it's PASSION. It means more than just 22 lads chasing a ball, it's politics, it's hope, it's were heroes were made and so the list goes on. Seeing those guys celebrating and crying tears of joy is just so emotional...
There were more than 5 million people after the final match celebrating in the Obelisk - Avenida 9 de Julio, picture that! Is the entire population of IRELAND ... also in every little village, town and city across the country everybody was out in the streets singing and cheering the team.
The team made it for Argentina but also for Leo Messi, he deserved it after an incredible career with record breaking achievements that will be never forgotten.
This is how it happened:
Argentina has won the 2022 World Cup in Lusail, Qatar, defeating France with a 3-3 (4-2 penalty) final score after a nail-biting match that concluded in a penalty shootout.
The first half of the match saw Argentina claim a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Angel Di Maria and the legendary Lionel Messi, who played his final World Cup today. With a penalty kick 23 minutes in, Messi became the first man in FIFA World Cup history to score in all five rounds at a single tournament.
Progressing into the second half, Argentina looked to secure their lead (and avoid exhausting their players) by slowing down their play—but France soon rallied to a tie with two consecutive goals from Kylian Mbappé, the team’s 23-year-old star player. (Mbappé impressively earned both points within two minutes of each other, causing French fans—among them an effusive Emmanuel Macron—to go wild.)
During extra time, Messi scored for Argentina yet again, bringing the score to 3-2, before Mbappé pulled off a hat trick, forcing a tie-breaking shootout at 3-3. While Mbappé and Randal Kolo Muani went on to convert their penalties for France, misses from Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni cleared the way for an Argentine win, after Messi, Paulo Dybala, Leandro Paredes, and finally 25-year-old Gonzalo Montiel all found the back of the net, clinching the match.
This is how the Argentinians celebrated it:
We invite you to take a look at the different videos below because it really exceeds the logic!
Plus, to see Messi kissing and holding the Trophy from Qatar to Buenos Aires and waking up to it while having a Mate, is priceless!