After their team won the 2022 World Cup championship in Qatar, city streets all over Argentina erupted in wild and joyful celebration. More than a million soccer fans descended on the city center in Buenos Aires.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina ꟷ After their team won the 2022 World Cup championship in Qatar, city streets all over Argentina erupted in wild and joyful celebration. More than a million soccer fans descended on the city center in Buenos Aires.
According to Tom Jenkins, Argentinian soccer fans form a religious-like base. They tattoo themselves, sing, and dance with frenzy. They outnumbered any other fan base at the start of the World Cup in Qatar, and an hour after the tournament ended, they continued drumming and singing in the stadium.
Even before the semi-finals, the embassy was quoted as saying 40,000 people traveled to the match. Some estimates assert about 50,000 attended from Argentina alone. The famed player Lionel Messi – considered a hero in Argentina – brought home the win. Messi has played over 1,000 games in his career and racked up 38 trophies, but this was his first World Cup victory.
The team beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 when the tournament began, soon overtaking Mexico, Poland, Australia, the Netherlands, and Croatia. They faced off against France for the tournament title with a 4-2 win. Orato World Media extensively covered the 2022 FIFA World Cup, bringing forth incredible first-person accounts, photo galleries, and a powerful illustration.
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The Argentine musician who rallied fans from around the world on the streets of Qatar
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How Qatar used migrant workers to build the stadium, resulting in death and illness
A man who rode his bicycle 6,500 miles to see the World Cup tournament in Qatar
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