It’s safe to say that Argentina’s 3-0 World Cup semi-final victory over Croatia on Tuesday night was celebrated worldwide.
There were thousands of buoyant fans packed into the Lusail Stadium in Doha that watched the match in the flesh as Lionel Messi inspired his side to a second World Cup final in three tournaments, as well as a second international final in as many years.
Closer to home, incredible pictures posted on Twitter showed hundreds of La Albiceleste fans celebrated the win at the Arco del Triunfo in Barcelona.
Hundreds of fans have congregated at the Arco del Triunfo in Barcelona to celebrate Argentina’s victory over Croatia tonight!pic.twitter.com/nqq41aDbtM
— Football España (@footballespana_) December 13, 2022
Argentina and Spain have naturally had a close affinity with one another as Spanish-speaking nations. Furthermore, the effect of Messi will also have contributed to the increased support of the Argentina national team in Spain.
Should Argentina go one better than 2014 and win in Sunday’s final against either Morocco or France, expect to see similar scenes of jubilant fans celebrating across Spain!
Image via Alberto Pizzoli/AFP
Source by Football Espana