- Argentina won their third World Cup in 2022
- Albiceleste hosted Panama in Buenos Aries
- Roccuzzo & Messi's kids attend the celebrations
WHAT HAPPENED? The Albiceleste, after bagging their third global crown, beating France in the World Cup final in a penalty shootout, were back in action on home soil against Panama in an international friendly on Thursday. Messi was once again on target with a stunning freekick to lead his side to a 2-0 victory, which further added to the celebratory mood in Buenos Aries. After the match, Messi's family, along with other players' partners and children, came onto the pitch to take part in the celebrations.
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THE BIGGER PICTURE: The 2022 World Cup winners were heard singing “a minute of silence for… France, they are dead”, and also clubbed Brazil into the chant during their wild celebrations with the fans in the stadium. Meanwhile, Emiliano Martinez recreated his lewd Golden Glove celebration by thrusting the trophy in question from his crotch along with other Argentina team-mates.
WHAT NEXT FOR ARGENTINA? Messi & Co. will return to action against Curacao on Monday in another international friendly.