Photos: Euphoric scenes from Buenos Aires after Argentina's FIFA World Cup win

Ecstatic Argentines let loose and took to the streets of Buenos Aires after an epic World Cup final in which

Published on Dec 19, 2022 06:29 PM IST 9 Photos

Argentina fans celebrate winning the World Cup at the Obelisk on Sunday, December 18, with an image of the captain Lionel Messi. Fireworks cracked, car horns sounded and fans draped in the national blue and white colors sang, danced, and waved flags.  (Agustin Marcarian / REUTERS)

Soccer fans celebrate Argentina's victory over France in the World Cup final soccer match, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Sunday. "This is happiness for everyone, for all these people. Today it was our turn and the joy is ours," hotel receptionist Julio Berdun told AFP at the capital's Plaza de Mayo square. (AP)

Argentina fans celebrate winning the World Cup at the Obelisk with an image of Lionel Messi and fireworks. Messi and his teammates brought Argentina the most coveted prize in football.(Mariana Nedelcu / REUTERS)


Soccer fans light a flare celebrating their team's World Cup victory over France in Buenos Aires, on Sunday, December 18. “We're champions, which is all we wanted, more than anything for (Messi) and for the whole team,” Santiago Ferraris, 25, said. (Rodrigo Abd / AP )

The national squad led by Messi has managed to unite Argentines with a sense of joy that isn't frequent in a country that has been stuck in economic doldrums for years, is suffering one of the world's highest inflation rates and almost four in 10 live in poverty. (Martin Villar / REUTERS)