Celebrations as World Cup winners Argentina return home – BBC News

Celebrations as world cup winners argentina return home – bbc news

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World Cup winners Argentina have been greeted by jubilant crowds at Buenos Aires airport and a bank holiday has been declared in the country.

After beating France in Sunday’s final, the team landed home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

They travelled on an open-top bus to Argentine Football headquarters.

Fans lined the streets en route, with the main celebration taking place at Buenos Aires’ Obelisk monument at midday (15:00 GMT) on Tuesday.

The Argentine government said Tuesday would be a bank holiday so fans “can express their deepest joy for the national team”.

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