Argentina players try to insult the English and sing a Falklands war chant in dressing room celebrations after the win against Croatia.
Jubilant Argentine footballers produced jubilant scenes, with Lionel Messi’s teammates taking their shirts off as they mocked Brazil and England in the new song which has become popular among fans throughout the tournament.
“Brazil, what happened, the five-time champions screwed up.
“Messi went to Rio and he left with the cup.
“We are the Argentine band and we will always cheer them on, because we have the dream of being the world champion.
Defender Nicolas Otamendi uploaded footage of the team’s celebrations on his Instagram after the 3-0 World Cup semi final win.
Team-mates including Manchester United’s Lisandro Martínez and Manchester City’s two time goalscorer Julian Alvarez could be seen joining in on the chant.
The opening lyrics refer to Argentina’s win in the 2021 Copa America, the South American version of the European Championships, which was held in Brazil, their biggest rival.
FIFA has already had to clamped down on its use by fans of other nations, with Mexico investigated for chanting a different song during the current World Cup and Chile was also handed stadium bans in previous years.
Argentina players had already performed the chant as the fans made sure it was ringing around the stadium after the final whistle.
Argentina still claims sovereignty over the Falklands despite it being a British overseas territory since 1833, and those on the Island vote overwhelmingly to remain part of the United Kingdom.
However, Argentina claims it acquired the Falklands from Spain in 1816 before Britain asserted its rule.
In 1982, the archipelago was invaded by forces from Argentina forces who were beat back in a ten-week war ordered by Margaret Thatcher, leading to the islands being returned to British control.
Argentina fans have another chant referencing both the English and the Falklands which they have been singing in Qatar.
The lyrics go: ‘We chased the English everywhere, the Germans are afraid to cross us, oh Brazilian, you don’t know what awaits you when you come to play La Bombonera.
‘For the colours of my country I give my life, as the soldiers did in the Falklands, when I die I don’t want any flowers, I want a cloth that has these colours.’
In Tuesday night’s semi final, Messi put in a fantastic performance during the win over Croatia, dispatching the first goal from the penalty spot, and then made a beautiful run past defender Josko Gvardiol before playing in Alvarez for his second to make it 3-0. to Argentina.
After the match, Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni said: ‘Messi is the best in history. I have no doubt… It is lucky, and a privilege to see him wear the light blue and white’.
Messi’s appearance meant that he tied the record for most appearances by a man in a World Cup finals, joining German great Lothar Matthaus.
His spot kick also secured a national record, overtaking hero Gabriel Batistuta for the most goals scored at the World Cup by a player from Argentina, claiming his 11th goal from 12 yards out on the 13th of December 2022.
Scaloni’s Argentina became just the fifth side in World Cup history to lose their opening game and still go on to claim a place in the final.
The first three all went on to lose the trophy at the end, however Spain emerged victorious in South Africa in 2010 despite an opening defeat to Switzerland.
Argentina’s early 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia in Qatar was one of the tournament’s first shocks, and left people wondering if Messi and his side had what it takes to be in the latter stages.
However, they have since overcome Mexico and Poland in Group C, and knocked out Australia, Holland and Croatia in the knockout phase on their route to Sunday’s final against either 2018 winners France or Morocco who play on Wednesday night.
This is what fans said as Argentina players try to insult the English and sing a war chant in their dressing room celebrations…
Doing my bit. Falklands = ours. pic.twitter.com/63lCJny73I
— Incognito 🇦🇲🇸🇦🇬🇧 (@siktiriyan) December 9, 2022
@Davidro97465779: Yup , but they lost the falklands game 😂😂
@MillerMi10: Think they are forgetting something 😂
@RedBSierra: They lost badly, so I don’t understand why they’re reminding everyone?
@MarcWardVideo: I don’t get the jubilant Falklands chants, given the failed attempt to take the islands by force in 1982, you’d think they’d not keep reminding everyone.
@NeilMcMahon: Not bad for a war that lasted about 27 minutes 40 years ago to have its own chant.
@ranjith_mo: Didn’t they loose the Falklands war? Why would you sing a war cry after your ass got kerb stomped into oblivion.
@Megan_MV33: Argentina might win the World Cup but they’ll never have the Falklands 🇬🇧