The open-top bus that transports the players of the Argentine national team continues its slow progress towards Buenos Aires, after having changed its itinerary several times due to the crowd of people gathered in the center of the capital.
The vehicle that transports the team led by Lionel Scaloni left shortly before 11:30 a.m. from the sports venue of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) located in Ezeiza, in the province of Buenos Aires, and took Riccheri avenue towards the city.
After three hours of travel, the bus only covered 13 kilometers of highway, locating itself in the vicinity of the Central Market, some 18 kilometers southwest of the point chosen by the players for the main celebration.
“The footballers will come to greet the fans from the highway 25 de Mayo and 9 de Julio, according to the circuit arranged by the security organizations. It is estimated that the presence of the team will be from 12:30 p.m. in said area, “said the team on their official Twitter account.
In any case, the members of the Albiceleste looked cheerful and fun during their tour, with Lionel Messi and Ángel Di María sharing a pitcher of drink and receiving bubble baths from fans stationed on the roadsides.
A joy that contrasts with the confusion experienced throughout this morning in the center of the capital, due to changes in the itinerary undertaken by the Albiceleste.
Initially, the authorities reported that the vehicle would set out on its way to Buenos Aires along General Paz Avenue, continuing along Lugones Avenue until it reached the Obelisk from the north of 9 de Julio Avenue.
However, the team decided to change course in the face of the massive concentrations, causing widespread confusion in the streets, with thousands of people starring in several runs from one side to the other, between euphoric chants and some long faces at the possibility of not seeing the selection.
Likewise, official sources consulted by EFE have not yet been able to confirm whether the players will pass by the Casa Rosada, the seat of government, to meet the country’s president, Alberto Fernández.
This Tuesday, Aerolíneas Argentinas flight AR1915 carrying the delegation, headed by the president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Claudio Tapia, and the Albiceleste coach, Lionel Scaloni, landed at the Ezeiza International Airport, in the province of Buenos Aires.
The plane that transported the team, an Airbus 330 that the flag carrier plotted months ago with images of players -which includes a large Lionel Messi in the tail of the aircraft- and a large albiceleste shirt to transport the fans who they would travel from Argentina to Qatar, he was baptized on the track.
Minutes before 3:00 a.m., an exultant Messi with the world champion trophy in his hands along with the coach and the leader of the AFA were the first to descend from the aircraft and, little by little, the rest of the members of the ‘Scaloneta’.
Argentina was proclaimed world champion after winning the penalty shootout (4-2) against France, after a 3-3 tie in 120 minutes of play.
The Albiceleste obtained its third world title, after those achieved in Argentina 1978 and Mexico 1986. To these three achievements, add the three lost finals of Uruguay 1930, Italy 1990 and Brazil 2014. EFE