After an agenda full of tributes for the Argentine national team in Buenos Aires and its surroundings, the party took to Asunción, where Conmebol held an emotional ceremony in the preview of the draws of the groups of the Copa Libertadores and Sudamericana 2023.
The event started with Alejandro Dominguez and a striking speech in which He cited tweets from the Argentine public to show the importance of the feat. “To that world of people who encouraged us,” he thanked, to then go over the path of La Scaloneta overcoming adversity.
Subsequently, the president of the AFA, claudio tapiaAs the “Best Manager of South American Soccer”.
The word of Lionel Scaloni
Conmebol gave the entire coaching staff a miniature replica of the three trophies lifted by the Scaloneta: Copa América, Finalissima and World Cup.
The recognition of the players and the participation of the fans
then it started recognition of the playerswho received the statuettes from the hands of the “viral fans”, where they stood out the fanatic children of the Scaleneta that moved everyone.
The “Messi” moment
When the time came to honor the best player in history, Conmebol did not escape surprises. With a video with images of Leo in the background, on stage Soledad Pastorutti appeared interpreting a very important song for the Selection. Then came the holograms of Diego Maradona and Pelé praising Lionel Messibefore the dais finally took the stage to give their expected speech.
finally, a life-size statue of Lionel Messi was discovered, dressed in the Argentine National Team shirt and with the world cup in his hands.
Finally, Alejandro Domínguez intervened again for the umpteenth time to give him “the baton of world football”! and force him to say a few last words. “It’s a lot, I never imagined getting here,” said the star.