Doha. Argentina has been stuck in an economic crisis since 2018 and has still not fully recovered. But it is quite difficult for the common man and woman on the streets of Qatar to understand. Rising prices, inflation and policy changes repeatedly announced by the government to prevent the crisis are everyday news for Argentinians. In such a situation, there is nothing better for the country than the news of the national team winning the FIFA World Cup trophy for the third time.
Economic concerns were not far from seen among fans queuing up a boulevard in Qatar after Argentina’s victory on Sunday.
The Argentina team was celebrating with their fans from an open-top bus. During this, there was a lot of fireworks which lit up the midnight sky in Qatar. Thousands of people not only celebrated the victory, but also celebrated Argentina’s National Day. A victory largely obliterated the country’s economic woes.
In his home country he has to worry about currency exchange rates, but in Qatar these things were far from his mind. Around 40,000 people from Argentina came to Qatar to watch the match, many did not get tickets. But all sorrows and disappointments were thrown to the wind to join the festivities.
Some took to social media to share how Argentina fans reacted to their World Cup victory at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium.
One of them was Argentine businessman and celebrity Nico Bolziko, who wrote on Instagram on Monday: “We grew up playing football, whether you’re good or bad at it.” The first time your father took you to the stadium as a child, some of your fondest memories are about football. We talk about football for hours; we cry for football; Football is an important part of our culture and DNA.
Others called the six-goal final a rollercoaster. It was a rollercoaster match, said Agustin Ronzoni of Buenos Aires. Argentina clearly dominated the match from the start until the 79th minute, when Kylian Mbappe put France back in the game. He scored two back-to-back goals. When we took the lead in extra time, France equalized again. That was pain and suffering. Argentina rallied around Messi and we had a goalkeeper who stood up to the pressure as well. This World Cup is for Messi.
For Dalio Belout, an Argentine living in the US, it was a repeat show of what happened in the quarter-finals against the Netherlands. That said, the two games were pretty similar. Each time, we dominated and led by two goals, conceded two, and then won on penalties. France is a great team. Finally, we put five players in defense to try and secure the lead. But it didn’t work. France could be a better team in terms of talent. But our mindset and grassroots support was beyond exceptional.
Some fans felt that the 2–1 defeat in the first match against Saudi Arabia came as a blessing.
Saudi Arabia woke us up and from then on our team played as a team. In the end, the loss to Saudi Arabia turned out to be the best thing that happened to us.
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