• Thu. Mar 30th, 2023

Large demand in Argentina to see Planet Cup champs at friendly


Mar 17, 2023

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina’s upcoming friendly speedily sold out Thursday right after a lot more than 1 million persons formed an on line queue for tickets to see the Planet Cup champions play at dwelling 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 involving $57 and $240.

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

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

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

Argentina will play a different friendly on March 28 against Curacao in the province of Santiago del Estero. Tickets for that match are not however obtainable.


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