parade to celebrate argentina world cup Millions of people flocked to the boulevards, highways and overpasses for a glimpse of the national team winning one of the greatest World Cup finals of all time.
So many jubilant flag-waving fans flocked to the capital that the players had to abandon open-air buses transporting them to Buenos Aires and board helicopters for the capital’s flyover, which the government billed as an aerial parade. did.
Gabriela Cerruti, a spokesperson for President Alberto Fernandez, wrote on social media: “The world champion is flying the entire route in a helicopter because people’s well-being explodes and they can continue to fly overland.” It became impossible,” he wrote.
After flying over key points in Buenos Aires where fans gather, the helicopter returned to the Argentine Football Association’s headquarters outside the capital.
While some fans continued to celebrate in the streets, others frowned from Buenos Aires, complaining that they had failed to pay their respects to the team that brought home the World Cup trophy for the first time since 1986.
Diego Benavidez, 25, who had been waiting since early morning to meet the team, said, “I am angry that the government could not organize this properly so that we could all celebrate.” They stole the World Cup from us.”
But others took it boldly.
“I’m not disappointed. We enjoyed the party,” said Nicolas Lopez, 33, in downtown Buenos Aires with his 7-year-old daughter.
Football Association president Claudio Tapia blamed law enforcement for the change in plans. wrote. “Apologies in the names of all champion players.”
The bus moved at a snail’s pace through the crowd for more than four hours before the overland parade was interrupted. Team captain Lionel Messi and the rest of the players waved to the large crowd as they held the World Cup trophy aloft after winning their country’s third title.
“This is insane. Words can’t describe it,” said Brian Andreasi, 23, walking downtown in his team’s jersey. “There are no words.”
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“There is a huge unity among all Argentines. Unity, happiness. It’s as if you can breathe another air. The air has another energy,” said Victoria Roldan. rice field. “My body and mind are about to explode”
With a World Cup replica, the 32-year-old and her 36-year-old sister, Mariana, were eager to get a glimpse of the team, especially its captain, Messi.
“We are dying to see him,” said Roldan. “Seeing him with his incredible smile, hopeful bright eyes really fills our hearts with joy and happiness….I think Leo deserved it all these years, and This was his moment.”
The players watched with smiles as a large number of people tried to approach the bus. An estimated 4 million people were on the streets by Tuesday afternoon, according to local media, citing police sources.
Fans of celebration occupied the highways, thoroughfares and access routes to the capital as temperatures soared to 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).
An iconic landmark in Buenos Aires, the Obelisk is a traditional place of celebration, with thousands of people setting up camp early Tuesday morning.
“I’m a little confused because I don’t know the route of the bus. I’m also a little frustrated because I may not see the bus because I’ve traveled many kilometers,” said Giselle, 34, who traveled 350 kilometers. Pisani said. He with his family in the town of Olavaria.
Argentina’s president has declared a national holiday on Tuesday so the country can celebrate its World Cup victory.
The fan-written song “Muchachos” became popular as the unofficial anthem of the Argentine national team at the World Cup, with fans singing it over and over again, filling the streets.
Some fans pay tribute to Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, the captain of the 1986 World Cup-winning team who died two years ago, with a flag bearing his name and face. I put it up. “This is for Diego watching from heaven,” the fan chanted.
“It’s a party. The last time Argentina were champions was when I was three. I don’t remember anything,” said 39-year-old Yael Tolczynski.
By mid-afternoon, in front of the Government House, amid rumors that players were going there to re-enact the celebrations of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup victory in 1986. Fans began to flock to Plaza Mayo in According to Security Minister Anibal Fernandez, the Fernandez government provided palatial mansions, commonly known as Casa Rosadas or Pink Houses.
The team’s raucous welcome began before dawn, with thousands of fans lining up to welcome them back from Qatar.
Just before 3am, the players were beaming as they stepped off the plane onto the red carpet in Ezeiza, just outside the Argentinean capital. Holding the World Cup trophy, Messi went first flanked by coach Lionel Scaroni, who had his arms around the captain as he passed a sign reading ‘Thank you, champions’ .
The team was welcomed by rock band La Mosca singing “Muchachos” and several players, including Messi, were seen singing the words on the bus en route to the Argentine Football Association headquarters. .
It took an hour to travel the 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) from the airport to AFA headquarters by bus, where the players were welcomed with fireworks and then spent the night. In the morning, Messi posted a photo on social media of him hugging the World Cup trophy next to him while he slept.
Several players posted pictures of themselves on the plane on social media. Nicolas Tagliafico posted an image of the World Cup trophy pinned to his seat on the plane as if it were another passenger.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/argentina-team-evacuated-helicopter-world-cup-parade-buenos-aires/ World Cup champions Argentina forced to evacuate victory parade by helicopter after being swarmed by jubilant fans