Tiktukno: summary of today's events in sports, 24.3 (Sport1)
A huge celebration took place tonight (between Thursday and Friday) in Argentina, in the friendly match of the world champions against Panama in which the Albiceleste won 0:2 in the monumental stadium filled with 83 thousand people.
The game was in huge demand, given the fact that it was Argentina's first home appearance as world champions after winning in Qatar, and in fact, the victory achieved by goals from Thiago Almeda and Leo Messi was a marginal event.
The game was a long event, which included performances by singers and long speeches by the players, and at the end of it all the players celebrated on the grass for a long time with their families, in a never-ending carnival.
Lionel Scaloni selected the same line-up that started in the World Cup final victory over France, and to signal the celebrations Messi finally scored his 800th career goal when he doubled the lead in the 89th minute with a brilliant free kick that went into the top right corner to thrill the crowd that read in his name at the monumental stadium.
"I always dreamed of this moment, to celebrate with you in my country Argentina, to lift the biggest thing that is the World Cup," Messi said in a post-match ceremony organized by the Argentine federation to celebrate the country's third World Cup title, and first in 36 years, "Let's keep doing What we do and enjoy it, because we waited a long time to win it again. Let's enjoy the third star."
A tearful Scalloni added: "Eternal thanks to these players. Football belongs to them, and without them we wouldn't have won the World Cup. Everyone who wears this shirt gives everything and sometimes the results don't come. But this time we got it, and it's amazing."
The event, among other things, featured the record writer "Muchachos", who accompanied the Argentinian team throughout the tournament, and he performed the song in front of the enthusiastic audience.
Emiliano Martínez, one of the heroes of the victory, the goalkeeper who excelled in the final, was also seen in tears during the anthem, realizing that he had become an Argentine hero of all time.
"I couldn't stop the tears," said the goalkeeper at the end.
Go convince them it's not funny.
Argentina players (Photo: GettyImages, Marcelo Endelli)
In fact, during the celebration, Martís and players of the Argentina team recreated Martínez's celebrations on stage in Qatar, when he put the best goalkeeper award on his shoulders, trying to tease the French.
The world criticized the rude behavior of the goalkeeper in the obligatory ceremony, but in Argentina they were amused by the obscene movement, and in the Argentine media it was written that "our players recreated the classic image".
In the English "Telegraph", on the other hand, they described the picture in a different way: "Contrary to the worldwide criticism he received, Emiliano Martis once again chose to repeat the movement he made in Qatar, and this time alongside his Argentina teammates, in the chaotic reception they received in Buenos Aires... three months after he did so In front of the world, Martins did not hesitate to reproduce the movement with the cup on his groin."
Argentina national team