After winning the World Cup, Messi landed in Argentina
Argentina will play their first match after winning the World Cup on March 23 against Panama. 15 lakh 50 thousand people wanted to buy tickets online to watch this match on the field.
And 1 lakh 31 thousand journalists asked for accreditation cards to cover the match. However, the field where the game will be played, the monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, has a capacity of only 83,000 spectators.
According to Reuters, the lowest price of a ticket for the World Cup winner Lionel Messi’s first match is 12,000 pesos in Argentine currency (about 6,500 takas), and the highest is 49,000 pesos (about 26,000 takas in Bangladeshi currency).
Demand for tickets at this price was high despite rising inflation in Argentina. 15 lakh 50 thousand people were waiting in line to buy tickets online.
Argentine Football Association (AFA) President Claudio Tapia said that the media’s interest in covering the Argentina-Panama match was also the highest in recent memory.
In a tweet, he wrote, ‘1 lakh 31 thousand 537 journalists requested accreditation for the Panama match, which is the highest in history in terms of journalist demand. We would be happy if we could meet everyone’s expectations. But for this, we will need two stadiums.
However, the match which is of great interest to the media and the audience is not a competitive match. Part of international friendly matches. However, after waiting for 36 years, everyone is looking forward to seeing Messi on the field for the first time after holding the World Cup trophy in Qatar on December 18.
After Panama, Argentina will play another match on March 28. The match against Curacao will be at the Unico Madre de Ciudades Stadium in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, which has a capacity of 30,000.