Ecstatic fans said, watching football legend Lionel Messi lead Argentina to World Cup victory on Sunday was “worth it” despite the nation’s current economic woes. Car horns blared, fireworks boomed, and fans waved flags and sang and danced while wearing the national colors of blue and white.
As the party continued well into the warm night on the banks of the River Plate, an estimated two million people gathered around the famous Obelisk in the heart of Buenos Aires.
About the match:
Argentina, led by the iconic Lionel Messi, defeated defending champions France on penalties in what is now regarded as the ‘Final for the Ages’ in an epic evening at the Lusail Stadium to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Messi, who won the World Cup in his previous appearance, scored two goals and Angel di Maria one, but France striker Kylian Mbappe came up with an inspiring late show to score a hat-trick as regulation time ended at 2-2 and extra time ended at 3-3.
The game went to a tense penalty shootout, which Argentina won 4-2 to claim their third World Cup title and first in 36 years.
Twitter erupted, as expected, with special praise for Messi. Here are some tweets where big celebrities congratulated the team for their amazing performance: