Over four million Argentine fans were still baffled Tuesday afternoon as to where the national football team would be celebrating last Sunday's 4-2 win on penalties over France at the Qatar 2022 World Cup final.
The Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus 330-200 carrying the champions of the world back home from Qatar has already departed from its Rome stopover and is expected to arrive at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza international airport at around 2 am Tuesday, according to data collected by MercoPress from the flightradar24.com website.
Lionel Messi's Argentina toppled France as reigning football world champions with a 4-2 win on penalties at the Qatar 2022 final after a 2-2 regular time draw that became a 3-3 parity in extra time.
Police in Belgium have arrested Greek Socialist MEP Eva Kaili, one of 14 European Parliament vice-presidents, in connection with an investigation into a criminal organization, corruption, and money laundering that involves an unidentified Gulf state, but apparently, Qatar reported the Interpol office.
Five-time champions Brazil Monday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Qatar 2022 football World Cup with a 4-1 rout of South Korea giving Uruguay some comfort that had they not been eliminated earlier they would have most likely had to endure a similar disgrace.
England beat Senegal 3-0 Sunday and France got past Poland with a 3-1 victory to set up the second quarterfinal matchup at the Qatar 2002 football World Cup.
Despite a last shock surprise defeat against Cameroon, Brazil is in the Round of 16 and still standing as one of the favorites to reach the final round of Qatar 2022 World Soccer Cup. And despite its sporting performance, Brazil has had a huge leap in bilateral trade with the buildup to the Qatar event.
Ecuador became the first Soth American team to be eliminated from the Qatar 2022 football World Cup following Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Senegal, while The Netherlands finished top of Group A by defeating the hosts 2-0 to book an appointment with the United States in the round of 16.
Given Qatar's harsh stance against homosexuality, the LGBTI+ community has regarded the World Cup as fertile ground for its vindication. On Monday, at halftime of the game that Uruguay lost 2-0 to Portugal, Italian player Mario Ferri jumped onto the pitch waving a rainbow flag and needed to be escorted out by stadium security.
After Mexican fans staged bravados against those of Argentina in Qatar with chants regarding the Malvinas/Falklands issue, the South Americans Saturday stood up to their historical superiority and scored a 2-0 victory that kept them in contention for a berth in the next round.