5,000 FANS WELCOME ARGENTINA SQUAD

5,000 FANS WELCOME ARGENTINA SQUAD

BUENOS AIRES - (ANSA) - Approximately 5,000 fans welcomed a part of the Argentina World Cup squad at the Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires on their return from Germany. Despite Argentina's elimination at the hands of Germany, the fans waited until the early hours of Monday morning for the players and outgoing coach Jose Pekerman, waving flags and scarves. On arrival the party was welcomed with chants of encouragement, and the coach stopped to sign a few autographs. Of the 23-man squad, Juan Roman Riquelme, Maximiliano Rodriguez, Javier Mascherano, Esteban Cambiasso, Gabriel Heinze, Gabriel Milito, Fabricio Coloccini, Luis Gonzalez, Lionel Scaloni, Rodrigo Palacio and Oscar Ustari have returned to Argentina.


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