There was a festive atmosphere before the start Friendly match between Argentina and Curaçao in it Umm Al-Modon Stadium From Santiago del Estero, in the presence of 42,000 spectators, who gave the national team a great reception. This is the second meeting that was part of the ceremonies and honors the team has received Lionel Scaloni To win the title in the Qatar World Cup 2022.
In the preview, there was a show where the stadium reflectors were turned off and people were being lit up with their cell phones. While the stadium was once again used as a screen to present a recap of the most emotional moments of the World Cup.
Then it was time to welcome the teams and there were fireworks which gave color to the event. While the Argentine players came out with T-shirts with the inscription “2030 Together”, in a show of support for the candidacy of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. The world champions were honored on Monday at the CONMEBOL headquarters, cementing this achievement to be able to participate in the ecumenical competition within seven years.
While on the stands a large flag can be seen with a drawing Lionel Messi Before the cup there was another huge one on the pitch in the form of the Argentine shirt La Pulga.
It’s time for the national anthem and the Argentine players are as excited as they were last Thursday Huge stadium. The most affected was Messi, he collapsed and at the end of the clips he looked towards the stands and then wiped his tears with his right arm.
The match with special connotations Messi was the exclusive hero since he reached 100 goals in the national team shirt and the referee decided to keep the ball for him. The 35-year-old star opened the registry.
In the national team’s second match at Santiago Stadium, after a 1-1 draw with Chile in a World Cup qualifier. That match was in the run-up to the 2021 Copa America, which Argentina won in Brazil.
The match against the Caribbean side bore signs of celebration as the new world champions once again enjoyed the warmth of the crowd who continued to reward them with boundless joy for achieving maximum glory at the latest tournament in Qatar.
Three months after this conquest, this FIFA appointment with the two friendlies served as an excuse to pay homage to the footballers of the Argentina national team. The enthusiasm of the fans was such that tickets flew in a short time every time they went on sale, and this may be repeated in the next matches that Argentina will play at home, already at the start of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
As if all this party wasn’t enough, next week when FIFA publishes the teams’ rankings, it will be the fact that Argentina will be in the top spot. In addition to consolidation in Qatar, the process began to achieve its best performance in nearly two years in the 2021 Copa America which Brazil won as well as defeating the local opponent and the classic on home soil. Then it was ratified with La Finalissima’s victory over Italy at Wembley. In the hustle and bustle of matches, the Albiceleste team compiled their unbeaten record of 36 matches, which was cut short with a first defeat against Saudi Arabia in their World Cup debut, but then the team returned to the point of reaching the maximum conquest.