Argentina need helicopter to complete Buenos Aires World Cup trophy parade amid security concerns with millions on the streets
- Parade moved from bus to helicopter
- Estimated 4 million people on streets
- Argentina celebrated first World Cup since 1986
WHAT HAPPENED? Argentina have been met with expected gusto after their World Cup win. The team started their festivities in the capital via bus, and security agencies required the team to finish their tour in a helicopter.
Some players captured the moment via social media, showing the team celebrating from the sky. Argentina could only partially complete the 20-mile loop from their training ground on the outskirts of Buenos Aires into the city centre.
Argentina players are now in helicopters over Buenos Aires 🚁🇦🇷— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 20, 2022
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Argentina president Alberto Fernández declared a national holiday Tuesday as the country celebrated their first World Cup since 1986. Millions flooded to the streets nationwide, with the center of Buenos Aires packed in anticipation.
Mejor país del mundo pic.twitter.com/iaCNoFBgex— Santiago (@SantiagoCorazon) December 20, 2022
Early scenes showed the team drinking and chanting as the parade bus began its journey.
The Argentinian FA have confirmed the players bus tour of Buenos Aires has been abandoned due to security concerns. pic.twitter.com/dW9PBBHLaA— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 20, 2022
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WHAT NEXT FOR ARGENTINA? The celebrations will continue for the team and fans alike as the country continues to revel in a World Cup win.