Argentina squad comes home to warm welcome

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Argentina squad comes home to warm welcome


After its painful World Cup defeat to Germany, the Argentine squad led by Lionel Messi went home to a warm welcome on Monday, July 14. The team had forced Germany into extra time before losing 1-0 at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium on July 13. Messi told a reception with President Cristina Kirchner, “I would have liked to have brought home the Cup and enjoyed it with you…We gave everything we had but we just didn’t manage it.” Had it won, the two-time champion Argentina would have captured its first World Cup title since 1986. Still, the team made its first World Cup final since 1990.

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