World Cup winners Argentina start their journey back to Buenos Aires

Messi and Co to take trophy to iconic Obelisk landmark on Tuesday


Argentina players comprising Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Emiliano Martinez and Otamendi have set off on their journey as they fly back from Qatar as world champions.

The South American nation defeated France 4-2 on penalties at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday night, in a enthralling match.

Argentina are presently on their way home, where hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans are awaiting  them to begin the celebrations in earnest with Messi and his coleagues.

The flight, with the World Cup trophy in their cabinet, which left at 5a.m Argentina time, will refuel in Italian capital city Rome, before flying on to Ezeiza in Buenos Aires. They are expected to land at dawn on Tuesday morning.

In total there are two planes for the entourage of the champions, including players, coaches, staff and family members.



And stars including Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez posed happily with their precious gold passenger.

Messi’s post on social media site Instagram had amassed 11.8million likes one hour after being posted and is already the second-most liked photo in the website’s history.

Fernandez commented saying: ‘GOOD MORNING. Going like this we celebrate ALL TOGETHER.’

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