The Argentine crowd is one of the highlights of this World Cup in Qatar. In all games, a lot of singing, partying and support for the players. Even with the defeat in the first round to Saudi Arabia, the hermanos fans did not stop supporting the selection after the tournament.
However, a report by the newspaper TyC Sports, from Argentina, showed that there are more than 90 barra bravas present in Qatar. Barra brava, in the Brazilian context, would be a member of an organized crowd.
Still according to the report, many of these barra bravas that are in Qatar should not be there, as they serve sentences in Argentina and are part of a list of people who cannot attend stadiums in the country. And, consequently, they could not leave Argentina.
However, several of them are at the World Cup and appear in images broadcast by Fifa broadcast or by Argentine TV stations in Qatar covering the World Cup.
Argentine barra bravas are known for their violence and confrontation with other groups. According to the report, angry players from Boca Juniors, Racing, Argentinos Juniors and other clubs from the club were seen.
Report questions trip to Qatar
At the end of the report by TyC Sports, they questioned the Ministry of Security about the trip of these fans to Qatar, to find out how they got tickets to enter the stadiums. In response, the Ministry said that the Argentine Federation sent a list with the names of the people who bought the tickets. And that it didn’t have any name forbidden to leave the country.
The trend is that these fans will be back in the stands in Argentina’s next match, which is next Friday (09), at 12h, against the Netherlands, in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.