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An exclusive design, trout entrees and the miracle of Wos: the story behind the 'champion diver'


The designer Celina Duzdevich gave the garment she created to the singer, who by surprise wore it in River on the day of the National Team party.

The celebrations of the

National Team

in the friendly round in


not only left two new triumphs, another record for

Lionel Messi

and the popular fervor for the world champions, but also revealed the incredible story behind the sweatshirt

Wos wore

in the Monumental and

now it is in the cupboard of the world champion players


Far from the big sponsors and the millions that the National Team moves, a textile designer from Neuquén managed, through perseverance, good taste and a bit of luck, for the world champions to receive their sweatshirt with images of the celebrations in Qatar, the three stars and the desired World Cup.

But the journey of the "champion's diver" included trout tickets, a train trip from Patagonia, contact on Instagram with Leandro Paredes and the surprise of the diver's arrival at the players' locker room on the River field.

The "champion's diver" that Wos used in the celebrations of the Argentine National Team for the World Cup in River.

Photo: Juano Tesone

The recipe to fulfill dreams is in the hands of

Celina Duzdevich

(36), creator of the colorful brand "Changa", who made her first designs alluding to the National Team on the occasion of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

She replicated the idea for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but had a hunch for Qatar.


I was convinced that we were going to be champions

and I sent to ask for paper to stamp," Celina tells



"When we won, I said: 'I'm going to make the champion's jumpsuit in homage to La Scaloneta.' and laps with the workshop he had it for the first time in his hands in February.

Celina knew that Wos would be at the Fiesta de la Confluencia, a large music festival in Neuquén, and on February 16 she went to the place where the singer was doing the sound check.

"They didn't let me pass and I gave the diver to an acquaintance to give it to her. A while later she gave a note to a Neuquén medium and I saw that she was wearing it. I couldn't believe it," says the designer, still surprised.

Celina Duzdevich (36), creator of the colorful brand Changa, who made "the champion's diver" that Wos wore and gave to the National Team players

After Wos put on the sweatshirt in Neuquén, Celina decided to move forward with the idea of ​​giving the sweatshirt to the honorees.

So it was that he invested to make 26 divers, one for each of the players.

He bought the plane ticket to go to Córdoba and try to give them the gift, but the National Team changed their destination and chose Santiago del Estero.

There he decided to calm the anxiety with an even longer trip.

She accepted the invitation of a friend, traveled to Bariloche and from there by train to Viedma and then by car to Buenos Aires.

At all times she was convinced that she could, at least, deliver the diver to the players.

"Already in Buenos Aires, my sister arrived and we were able to chat through Instagram stories with Leandro Paredes," says Celina.

They had the


to be able to leave the divers at the AFA premises and made a personalized card for each player.

After delivering them in Ezeiza, the plan was to go to Santiago del Estero to watch the National Team match against Curacao.

But he realized that they had sold him trout tickets.

He did not get down and approached the vicinity of the River stadium.

While her sister managed to get in, Celina was left outside the stadium with no cell phone battery.

"Some guys I met at the River gate lent me a charger and the messages began to drop. My brother's wife was the first to notify that Wos was wearing the diver for his halftime performance. It was a total surprise, I got to cry non-stop," she says.

Later he received the images of the bags in the locker room, each one in the position of each player.

"I can't believe it, it's a dream," says Celina, who, just as she was sure that Argentina would be champion and that she would come to Wos to give herself her jumpsuit, now she trusts that the players will put on her tribute garment, for the the orders multiplied.

The "champion's diver" that Wos used in the celebrations of the Argentine National Team for the World Cup in River.

Photo: Juano Tesone

The woman from Neuquén who fulfilled her dream is still in Buenos Aires, while "Negra", her dog, is waiting for her in Neuquén.

She tirelessly responds to the calls of the media and the requests of new clients, but with the joy that her tribute to the players reached the closets of each champion.


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Source: clarin

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