Argentina’s Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Marcelo Suarez Salvia said he cried “tears of happiness” yesterday when his country won the 2022 World Cup.
This is Argentina’s third time winning the World Cup since the tournament began in 1930.
“I am personally happy because I wanted my five children to witness Argentina winning a World Cup. I had the privilege to see it won 1978, 1986 and yesterday,” Suarez Salvia told Guardian Media.
Suarez Salvia is currently on vacation in El Salvador with his family where they watched the game.
“Argentina was longing for a World Cup since 1986. We made it to the final six times and won only three (counting today’s). The people of Argentina are crazily happy,” Suarez Salvia said.
“We are happy for Messi’s achievement and for all those young and talented warriors that joined the national team recently, and for Lionel Scaloni, our coach, who won (the) Americas Cup and now the World Cup,” he said.
In July last year, Lionel Messi led Argentina to its first Copa America title since 1993.
Yesterday, after winning the World Cup, Argentina’s players copped the lion’s share of the individual awards up for grabs.
Argentina’s Enzo Fernandez won the Young Player of the tournament, while the team’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez won the Golden Glove award, and Messi won the Golden Ball.
Before the tournament began, Suarez Salvia visited the Guardian Media newsroom and expressed his confidence in the team returning with the trophy.
The Ambassador of France to T&T Didier Chabert was in Qatar yesterday to see the final.