While reaching a World Cup quarter-final at Italia 90 may not mean much outside of Ireland, the celebrations weren't far off those seen in the capital of Argentina on Sunday.
A magnificent clip as surfaced online, showing Buenos Aires at the moment Argentina defeated France in Qatar to claim the 2022 World Cup.
The passion and connection that football brings throughout the world can be seen in all its glory when comparing this clip to the famous images of Walkinstown roundabout in southwest Dublin after Ireland's heroics at Italia 90.
Argentina Celebrates World Cup Win
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Following the game, Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni gave his thoughts on the 2026 World Cup and whether Messi will still be around.
"The match was completely insane. For me, as a coach, I know that we had a good match. We could have won it in the first 90 minutes. However, it wasn’t possible, I wasn’t lucky enough.
"We had a great performance in this match and what about my feelings? Well, I have the best feelings ever.
"It wasn’t in my plans. I didn’t envisage to be World Cup winners but now we are and the most important thing is how we achieved this."
"First of all, we need to save him a spot for the next World Cup 2026. If he wants to keep playing, he’ll be with us. I think that he’s more than entitled to decide whether he wants to keep playing for Argentina or not, or what he wants to do with his career.
"It’s such a huge pleasure for us to coach him and his team-mates.
"Everything that he meets until his team-mates is something unparalleled, something I’ve never seen before. A player, a person who gives so much to his team-mates."