Messi and Argentina land in Buenos Aires with World Cup trophy

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World Cup winners Argentina have been greeted by jubilant crowds at Buenos Aires airport and a bank holiday has been declared in the country.

After beating France in Sunday’s final, the team landed home at 02:24 local time (05:24 GMT) on Tuesday.

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They travelled on an open-top bus to Argentine Football headquarters.

Fans lined the streets en route, with the main celebration taking place at Buenos Aires’ Obelisk monument at midday (15:00 GMT) on Tuesday.

The Argentine government said Tuesday would be a bank holiday so fans “can express their deepest joy for the national team”.

SourceBBC

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