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World Cup news today: Hundreds of thousands celebrate Argentina's triumph in Buenos Aires


Fireworks in the night sky, honking and congested streets: Argentina is in a frenzy after winning the World Cup. And: Elon Musk was also in the stadium and tweeted euphorically. the news

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The cheering of the Argentinian fans knows no bounds

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Around a million people celebrate in Buenos Aires

8.11 a.m .:

Hundreds of thousands of people celebrated Argentina’s third world championship title on the streets of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.

After the final, the fans gathered around the famous obelisk in the center of the city, with the face of Lionel Messi projected onto the 68-meter-high stone pillar.

A crowd of people in the sky-blue and white striped jerseys of the "Albiceleste", with Argentinean flags and headgear, was crowding on both sides of the 9 de Julio boulevard.

According to official figures, around a million fans flocked to the streets of the capital.

Among other things, they came with the subway, which they transformed into a party zone with singing and hopping, or they organized horn and vuvuzela concerts when they arrived in their own vehicle.

As a result, car traffic came to a standstill in the evening, and the subway also stopped operating due to overcrowding.

Neymar congratulates "brother" Messi

7.40 a.m .:

His own dream of winning the World Cup was already dashed in the quarter-finals, but Brazilian star Neymar congratulated his club-mate Lionel Messi on the title.

"Congratulations my brother," Neymar wrote on social media, along with a photo of Messi stroking the World Cup trophy.

Record world champions Brazil were favorites with Neymar in Qatar, but were eliminated on penalties by Croatia in the round of eight.

Musk is euphoric after attending the final

7.26 a.m .:

Multi-billionaire Elon Musk made a trip to Qatar to watch the final between Argentina and France live on site.

'Duel in the desert.

Couldn't have asked for a better game.

Unbelievable game by Argentina and France!!!!", he wrote afterwards on the short message service Twitter, which he recently took over for around 44 billion US dollars.

During his visit to the Lusail Stadium, Musk, who raised doubts about his promise of diversity of opinion with crude comments and much-criticized business practices, shook hands with the no less controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2022-12-19

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