World leaders congratulate Argentina following Qatar World Cup win


United States President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron are amongst world leaders who’ve congratulated Argentina President Alberto Fernández following Sunday’s World Cup victory in Qatar.

Argentina captain Lionel Messi led the 3-3 (4-2 on penalties) win over the 2018 defending champion France in an exciting remaining.

“Congratulations to you, Alberto, and to every Argentinian for yesterday’s hard-fought and well-deserved victory. You know, I think that Messi guy might have a future,” President Biden wrote on Twitter Monday, underneath a video from President Fernández celebrating the nation’s third World Cup title.

President Macron, who gave an impassioned speech within the France locker room following the defending champions defeat, put out a Tweet on Sunday saying: “Bravo to the French team for their progress and fight in this World Cup. You have thrilled the nation and supporters around the world. Congratulations to Argentina for their victory.”

In the meantime Russia’s Ministry of Overseas Affairs stated in a Tweet on Sunday: “During a telephone conversation, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, warmly congratulated the President of Argentina Alberto Fernández for Argentina’s victory in the Football World Cup.”

President Fernández confirmed in a Tweet that the decision with President Putin occurred, saying: “Thank you for this greeting President Putin. May the joy that today unites Argentina with so many peoples of the world serve as an example: our societies need unity and peace.”

Argentina's players celebrate on board a bus with supporters after winning the World Cup.

Argentina returned to a hero’s welcome when the crew landed again within the nation’s capital, Buenos Aires.

On Tuesday, the crew will head to the long-lasting Obelisk monument for a tour of the Buenos Aires metropolis heart from noon (10am ET), with thousands and thousands anticipated out within the streets on what’s a public vacation.