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"This month was difficult for us": a Buenos Aires resident's view from the heart of the celebrations Israel today


Ariel Garcia, who lives in the house that Diego Armando Maradona gave to his parents in the Villa Dabuto neighborhood decades ago, opened his yard during the tournament and entertained fans • Last night the tension that they carried for 36 years turned into tears of happiness • Gustavo Besiukevich in a special column for "Israel Hayom"

If there is a mythical place in Buenos Aires to celebrate the title of world soccer champion for the Argentine national team, it is the house that Diego Armando Maradona gave to his parents in the Villa Dabuto neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

From the second game against Mexico, the new owner of the house - Ariel Garcia - decided to open its doors so that the Argentine people could see and celebrate the games "like I did in 1986 with my father who is no longer with me".

Ariel bought the house because they were going to destroy it.

"Like destroying the home of the heroes San Martin, Belgrano or Sarmiento," explains the choice.

Lines of fans made the pilgrimage at every game to the home located at 4451 Jose Luis Cantillo Street. A few blocks away, the crowd could be heard singing the lines of Argentina's national anthem, "He Who Doesn't Jump Is An Englishman" and the popular "Muchachos, Now We're Excited" Once again...", the World Cup hit among Argentine fans.

Among the thousands of people piling up and jumping at the door stands out Maria Enrique Palladino, a 90-year-old pensioner who uses a walker to get around, but also wanted to get closer to her daughters Gladys, Susana and Maria del Carmen because "Argentina needs celebrations like this and that this victory will set an example for its leaders."

When she entered the house, excited, Evangelina Pepe, a dentist by profession, walked through the house with the innocence of a child, taking selfies with her friends in each room.

She chose to come because "Diego is a sentiment, he helped us win and somehow we brought back the celebration of '86".

By the pool, Marcelo, the percussionist for Boca Ultras was freshening up after playing his instrument since 10am, as in all team games.

"This month was difficult for us. We played at weddings, Boca matches and the national team. Tomorrow we have to continue the celebrations," he announced.

And although among all the blue and white there were jerseys from all the local soccer teams, one stood out with the jersey of the Peru national team.

Edgar Cruz, a Peruvian who has lived in the country since 1998, joined the celebrations with his children.

"I am proud as a South American, as a brother that we are with the Argentinians."

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Source: israelhayom

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