A Unique Argument for Celebrating the Argentinian
In the last 30 years, football has presented me with a rollercoaster of emotions from Grandoli to Qatar. I have cherished successes and felt sorrowful losses — however, my ambition for greatness never dwindled as I held fast to my fantasy of becoming world champion despite knowing it may not come true.
This time around, our championship is for all of the teammates who were unable to win in past sessions. To illustrate this point further, during the 2014 World Cup everyone on that team was deserving of a title triumph. We fought relentlessly until the very end and gave it everything we had… Even though there was an undeserving conclusion, we certainly deserved victory at that juncture.
Maradona was a beacon of inspiration, and those who supported us regardless of the outcome were equally as remarkable. Their commitment to our endeavors never wavered even when things didn’t go according to plan– they stood by us through thick and thin. This title is humbly shared with them too!
The 2014 World Cup was a momentous occasion for Argentina’s national football team. It was the culmination of years of hard work, dedication and perseverance in pursuit of the dream to become world champions. Led by Diego Maradona, who had been an inspirational figure during his tenure as manager, the team set off on its quest with high hopes.
Throughout the tournament, Argentina was arguably one of the most impressive sides on show. They displayed their technical prowess and offensive creativity in their group stage matches, where they scored 11 goals in three games to top the group with 9 points. In the knockout rounds they continued to put up a valiant fight against tough opponents such as Switzerland and Belgium.
Though their semifinal match against the Netherlands ended in a penalty shoot-out defeat, Argentina still had a chance to attain glory in Brazil when they took on Germany in the final. The game went into extra-time as both sides fought fiercely for victory until Mario Götze scored the winning goal for Germany in extra time.
The disappointment of not being able to reach the summit of international football was palpable across Argentina but it did nothing to dampen their fans’ pride in what had been achieved during the tournament. The Argentinian players were welcomed home with jubilant celebrations from their supporters wearing traditional argentina jersey 3 stars representing their country’s colors – blue, white and light blue – despite having not won the cup itself.
The 2014 World Cup will go down as one of argentina’s greatest sporting performances at any level on any stage; it showed that argentines could compete among world’s best teams regardless of resources or personnel limitations. Such efforts were well received by argentines all over the world who felt proud and honored by this collective effort made by argentines everywhere, whether playing or supporting from afar.
This Argentine pride lives on today, long after Maradona’s departure from Argentina’s football squad – his spirit is still remembered by those who followed Argentina throughout those memorable weeks during summer 2014 when Argentinians came together and united under one flag – the Argentina jersey with 3 stars – hoping for greatness that never came but left us with unforgettable memories nonetheless.