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There was an “explosion” of soccer tourism in Argentina after the World Cup

There was an “explosion” of soccer tourism in Argentina after the World Cup

The World Cup that Lionel Messi raised with the Argentine National Team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar generated a true revolution in the streets of our country when people came out to celebrate the coronation en masse, but it also had a great impact worldwide and now various soccer fans residing abroad They are doing tourism in Argentina with the objective of knowing the stadiums and watching matches of the different local leagues that exist in our country.

The phenomenon was made known by the newspaper El País of Madrid, Spain, which cites the case of three European fans who traveled to Argentina to “live the atmosphere of the Professional League and the Promotion categories”, which in our jargon we call “soccer of ascent”.

“In 2022 I traveled twice and fell in love with Argentine soccer. The level of play is lower, but the soccer players play at 200% and the atmosphere in the stadiums and the passion is spectacular, very different from Europe”explained Florian Jaramago, a French fan who visited the stadiums of River Plate, Boca Juniors, Vélez Sarsfield, Huracán, Independiente, Racing, Gimnasia La Plata, Rosario Central and Newell’s Old Boys.

fabian schneidera German spectator who, between April and May, saw 25 matches in different stadiums in Buenos Aires in all categories in 21 days, highlights: “I fulfilled a dream, I always saw it as the country of the big clubs, the great fans and the stadiums unique. In Europe the stages are modern, but almost all of them are the same. There are no courts like the Bombonera and the Monumental”.

Tim van Beeck, from the Netherlands, took the opportunity to visit the natural wonders of Argentina but with a clear predilection for soccer. “In my two trips I was at the Iguazú Falls and at the Perito Moreno Glacier, but I went to the San Lorenzo pitch five times. I became a fan: in my country I watch videos of their fans on YouTube,” he says.

a Scotsman, Steven McCormickhas just returned to his country after spending three months in Buenos Aires: “It was what I always wanted to do, my dream trip since I was a child. Since my country’s national team hasn’t qualified for the World Cups for a long time, I support Argentina in every World Cup. And on this visit I verified that football is not 90 minutes: it is a community, a trip, a barbecue with friends, a choripán and a way of life”.

The article in El País highlights that of the 28 teams that participate in the Professional League, 17 are from AMBA and that if added to the promotion clubs, there are a total of 66 stadiums in this region.

He also explains that the accumulation of soccer almost every day and at different times causes the Police to request that the matches not be played at the same time in order to guarantee the presence of troops on the field and in its adjacencies.

“At 11 in the morning we went to see San Lorenzo-Platense, at 3:30 p.m. Almagro-Defensores Unidos and at 8:30 p.m. River-Independent”Schneider reconstructs in reference to Sunday, April 23, when he and three German friends traveled less than 25 kilometers inside Buenos Aires to watch three games in a row.

Source: Ambito

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