Massive demand in Argentina to see Globe Cup champs at friendly

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina’s upcoming friendly swiftly sold out Thursday just after far more than 1 million persons formed an on the net queue for tickets to see the Globe Cup champions play at residence for the initially time because Lionel Messi’s group lifted the trophy in Qatar.

Argentina’s soccer association place 63,000 tickets up for sale for the March 23 match against Panama at the Monumental de Nunez Stadium in Buenos Aires with rates ranging amongst $57 and $240.

The rates triggered a debate in the South American nation, which has suffered from higher inflation and a lengthy-standing financial crisis. Nonetheless, the match sold out in only two hours.

The frenzy amongst Argentinian fans was predictable. Additional than five million persons took the streets of Buenos Aires to welcome the planet champions in December just after their penalty shootout win against France.

Members of the squad have been arriving at Argentina’s capital because Monday.

Argentina will play yet another friendly on March 28 against Curacao in the province of Santiago del Estero. Tickets for that match are not however out there.


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