19th Dec 2022 @ 10:24 am

The Argentine population on Lanzarote took to the streets last night, proudly wearing their shirts and waving flags in celebration of their triumphant win over France on penalties.

In a nail-biting match between reigning champions France and a determined Argentina the game seemed straight forward in the first half as Argentina lead with a two-goal advantage.

The game was turned on its head when young French midfielder Camavinga was substituted on. France was awarded a penalty shortly after, which they scored, and then equalised with another goal a minute later.

In extra-time, Argentina thought they had won it with a goal by Lionel Messi, only to be brought back to Earth by conceding another penalty only 10 minutes later.

The Argentinian squad won 4-2 on penalties and the rest is history.

Argentina fans living in Arrecife took to the Marina to celebrate being world champions together – it has been 36 years since Argentina last won the World Cup.

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