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A holiday is decreed in Argentina to celebrate the triumph of the team in the World Cup in Qatar


President Alberto Fernández decreed the national holiday for the festivities. Tuesday will be the welcome to the players and there will be a celebratory tour from Ezeiza to the Obelisk, in Buenos Aires. 

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(CNN Spanish) --

This December 20 will be a holiday in Argentina to celebrate the triumph of the soccer team in the Qatar World Cup, this was confirmed to CNN by two officials from the Argentine presidency.

The team will arrive in the country at dawn on Tuesday.

President Alberto Fernández decreed the national holiday for the festivities, confirmed the state agency Télam.

The team —including the soccer players, the coaching staff and the World Cup— will travel from Ezeiza —a town in the province of Buenos Aires, where the airport and the headquarters of the Argentine Soccer Association are located— to the Obelisk in the center of Buenos Aires, reported Télam.

Fernández made that decision through a Decree of Necessity.

There are exceptions for the Federal Administration of Public Revenues and for banks, which will work until 12 noon, the Government reported to Télam.

The Argentina team beat France on penalties in the 2022 Qatar World Cup final in an epic match that ended tied 3-3.

Lionel Messi, leader of the team, scored two goals and broke several records during the tournament.


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Argentina's long-awaited third star comes 36 years after the one achieved by Diego Maradona in Mexico 1986 and after an astonishing cycle for the team led by Lionel Scaloni, which led to the nickname Scaloneta for the national team.

Before reaching the World Cup, the group managed to win the Copa América and the Finalissima and went on a 36-game unbeaten streak.

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The celebrations to the title have been massive in several cities of the country and the world since Sunday.

The images of Avenida 9 de Julio and the Obelisk, in the federal capital, show the social impact of the triumph.

After all, it is the culmination of an important sporting effort that left behind defeats in the World Cup finals in 2014 and the Copa América in 2015 and 2016.

For this reason, this Tuesday the authorities hope that the reception for the Albiceleste will also be massive: the celebration of the champions will be as epic as the championship won.

At the AFA premises in Ezeiza, since Monday many fans of the team have set up tents waiting for the team, said Télam.

The flight with the players is expected to arrive at 2 am on Tuesday,

The players will sleep in the AFA facilities and will leave Ezeiza towards the Obelisk.

The departure time of the tour is not yet known.

With information from Kiarinna Parisi and Sebastián Jiménez

Argentina national team

Source: cnnespanol

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