March 26, 2023 3:31 pm

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina’s upcoming friendly promptly sold out Thursday soon after a lot more than 1 million individuals formed an on the web queue for tickets to see the Globe Cup champions play at residence for the very first time considering that Lionel Messi’s group lifted the trophy in Qatar.

Argentina’s soccer association place 63,000 tickets up for sale for the March 23 match against Panama at the Monumental de Nunez Stadium in Buenos Aires with costs ranging amongst $57 and $240.

The costs triggered a debate in the South American nation, which has suffered from higher inflation and a extended-standing financial crisis. Nonetheless, the match sold out in only two hours.

The frenzy amongst Argentinian fans was predictable. A lot more than five million individuals took the streets of Buenos Aires to welcome the planet champions in December soon after their penalty shootout win against France.

Members of the squad have been arriving at Argentina’s capital considering that Monday.

Argentina will play a further friendly on March 28 against Curacao in the province of Santiago del Estero. Tickets for that match are not but readily available.


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