More than 1.5 million fans are trying to get tickets for Argentina’s first match since winning the FIFA,Football,Soccer,Football,Soccer World Cup in Qatar.
The Argentina match against Panama will be held next Thursday, March 23, at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires, which is the largest stadium in the country, with a capacity of 83,000 spectators.
Reuters said that the demand for tickets did not decline, despite the high price, which ranges between 12 thousand and 49 thousand Argentine pesos ($ 59 to 241 dollars), as purchase requests reached 1,550,000 requests.
The passion for watching Lionel Messi and his companions also extended to the local and international media, as President of the Argentine Football Association Claudio Tapia said that the match witnessed "The highest media request in history" With more than 131 thousand applications for accreditation.
Tapia said on Twitter "Hopefully we can meet all these requests but we need two stadiums with (monumental) capacity for journalists only. The desire to watch the Argentina national team is beyond insane".
The friendly match will be the first confrontation for the Argentine national team in front of its fans since its victory over France on penalties in the final of the Qatar World Cup 2022 last year, to win the title for the first time in 36 years and unleash massive celebrations throughout the country.
Argentina will also host Curaçao on March 28 in Santiago del Estero, in front of 30,000 spectators.
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