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Maradona in heaven, Messi on Earth

Buenos Aires, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) After 36 years, the national football team kept the promise of bringing the third World Cup to Argentina, an event celebrated and thanked today in every corner of this South American country.

The image of over a million people gathered at the capital’s Obelisk is the perfect synthesis of a passion that cannot be explained as we can only feel it, suffer it and live it.

There is a generation that recalls every minute of the glory lived in 1986, when Diego Armando Maradona (1960-2020), with the hand of God and the best goal of the century, marked the history of that nation and the world of sport.

There is another one, that of the “pibes” (kids) that were born later who could not see the exploits of this legendary soccer player and wanted, with the same force as at that time, that the Argentinean team raised the Cup again, this time with Lionel Messi as the leader.

To many, it was divine justice because, after an amazing career, the “Flea”, as Messi is also known, could not say goodbye to sports events of this level without making his country champion.

Argentina won after 36 years of waiting, which is a soccer relief. Messi had not been born in 1986, the man who kissed the Cup as he used to kiss the ball as a kid, the player who received nearly unanimous planet energy to raise it, according to journalist Gustavo Veiga.

This was his World Cup and no one could take it away from him. Not even with ten (Kylian) Mbappes, the Jacobin Revolution, Napoleon’s military genius, or the Anglo-French blockade, he added.

That is the spirit with which millions of Argentineans woke up on Monday, many of whom will continue celebrating, waiting for the arrival of the “Scaloneta” (Argentinean soccer team) and will keep the promises made during the past few weeks.

In each celebration, people call Messi’s name, but they also thank Maradona, who, as the chant goes, can be seen cheering Messi from heaven as well as those who cried, sang and waited for this moment.


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