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Comprehensive
Editorial
2023
:6;
3
doi:
10.25259/LAJO_1_2023

Argentina world champion Qatar 2022

Department of Ophthalmology, Buenos Aires University, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Corresponding author: David E. Pelayes, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Buenos Aires University, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina. davidpelayes@gmail.com
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How to cite this article: Pelayes DE. Argentina world champion Qatar 2022. Lat Am J Ophthalmol 2023:6:3.

The limitless passion generated by soccer in Argentina has always been well known, but with the recent winning of the Qatar 2022 World Cup and a digitized world, we can see the information in real time, the images of fans of the Argentina’s team went viral in all over the world in addition to classic places in Europe and America (In Brazil, Argentina was chosen as the favorite foreign team) that were recognized as classic fans in areas farther away and geographically and culturally remote, especially India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, or Qatar among others, but the images that impressed the most were from Bangladesh and India. There are signs of affection and fanaticism toward Diego Maradona and the Lionel Messi from all corners of the world or that is not an exaggeration to say a very strong group of fans in India was created in May of this year arose mainly from the city of Kerala, a state of India on the tropical Malabar coast, with a population of more than 35 million, who adore Diego Maradona and Messi now.

As in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, massive celebrations were seen with each match that the Argentine team won. But when and from where such marked fanaticism arises, let’s remember that these areas of the world were British colonies, India when the British arrived represented 20% of GDP, violation of human rights, massive, and widespread repression with torture and prisons was imposed at the time. When they left, only 10% of the population could not read or write and more than half were malnourished. In the mid-80s, with the massive improvement of the media, soccer became global in this part of the world where the most popular sport is cricket, the famous victory of Argentina against England in the 86 World Cup in Mexico and the presence of Diego Maradona author of the goal of the century in that match but also the goal from the hand of God that represented for many the triumph of affective roots waves and a sense of justice despite the hand, let’s remember that Argentina came from a war conflict with England for the Malvinas Islands, which also provided a seasoning of claim for Argentina that victory and then win the World Cup in 1986.

Figure 1:
Calcutta India (source OLE newspaper).
Figure 2:
San Telmo CABA Argentina (source infobae picture Telam).
Figure 3:
San Justo Buenos Aires Argentina (source newspaper la Voz san Justo).
Figure 4:
Palermo CABA Argentina (source Palermo Mio).
Figure 5:
Rosario Santa Fe Argentina (source newspaper pagina 12 )
Figure 6:
Rosario Santa Fe Argentina (Source Intriper).
Figure 7:
CABA Argentina (Source newspaper Pagina 12).

Subsequently, the appearance of Lionel Messi continued with new fans in the area who already had the fanaticism that parents and grandparents transmitted to him for the Argentine team. In fact, the Argentine Government plans to reopen the Argentine embassy in Bangladesh, also recently, the AFA has plans to at least take the World Cup to India and Bangladesh so that it can be seen by all the fans, hopefully it will come true.

Figure 8:
Ireland (Source newspaper Pagina 12).
Figure 9:
Barcelona Spain (source Contenidos VIP).
Figure 10:
Artist works in Bangladesh.

All these events ended up uniting people around the world celebrating obtaining the 2022 world cup in Buenos Aires was historic, it is estimated that it was the largest popular celebration in the country and the one that called the most people for world cup celebrations were between 4 and 5 million people who mobilized.

Let’s hope that in the next World Cup in 2026 in Canada/ Mexico/USA, we can all celebrate again the four star for the Argentine team, all the fans from all the countries that were brothers during the days of the soccer world cup.


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