Argentina celebrates World Cup victory at the Buenos Aires Obelisk

The Argentina national team will celebrate their World Cup victory on Tuesday in Buenos Aires at the Obelisk, the monument traditionally the epicenter of sports celebrations, the federation said on Monday.

“The squad of the world champions will leave for the Obelisk at noon on Tuesday to celebrate the world title with the fans,” the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said on its official Twitter account.

The national team, which defeated France on Sunday, will arrive in the country in the early hours of Tuesday on a state-owned airline flight and spend the night at the federation’s training center near the airport, according to local media reports.

“Argentina, here we come,” AFA president Claudio Tapia said on his Twitter account.

Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw in a thrilling match that has been hailed by many as one of the greatest finals in World Cup history.

Argentines, who took to the streets in all corners of the country after winning their third World Cup, are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the team to continue the festivities.

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“I want to be in Argentina to see how crazy it is. I want them to wait for me, I can’t wait to go there and have fun with them,” said talisman captain Lionel Messi.

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