The British Ambassador to Argentina, Kirsty Hayes, was the host of the meeting, which took place on Saturday 14 May in the gardens of the British Embassy headquarters in Argentina, which was attended by former footballers such as Carlos Tevez and Jorge Burruchaga. , Argentina fans. From Chelsea, Liverpool and other well-known sports personalities watched the FA Cup Final live from the legendary Wembley Stadium as Liverpool became champions against Chelsea.
During the first half of the match, the Ambassador presented a tribute to the former Argentine players present who have distinguished themselves at different times in English football: Carlos Tevez, formerly West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester City; Julio Riccardo Villa, who won the FA Cup with Tottenham Hotspur, ex-Sunderland and Middlesbrough Julio Arca, and Claudio Marangoni, ex-Sunderland. In addition, Jorge Burruchaga, former world champion with the Argentine national team, presented the ambassador with a soccer ball signed by all the former players present.
“The FA Cup is a very important tournament that everyone wants to win. I have very fond memories of both the tournament and my time in British football and my life in England. At first it took me a while to get used to it, but I enjoyed it a lot, like my family and my daughters who go Accompany them to London every time we have the opportunity,” Carlos Tevez commented.
For her part, Kirtsy Hayes commented: “Football is like a religion in both Argentina and the UK, which is why it is a perfect opportunity to unite our country and witness the final of this very special tournament with such a long history. It is also an excellent moment to appreciate the Argentine athletes who have given A major contribution through sport in the UK.”
The FA Cup is the oldest football tournament in the world. Its first season was played 150 years ago, between 1871-1872.
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