Argentina’s fans are known to be among the most passionate in the world and the upcoming FIFA World Cup will not lose that reputation. Meet the cruise ship that will run aground in Qatar 2022 with the sole mission of supporting Lionel Messi and the Argentine National Team.
The history of the World Cup could not be complete without dealing with the wonderful chapters written by the enthusiasm of the fans who devoutly attend its matches and leave their souls in them. Qatar 2022 will be no exception, especially thanks to one of the most special fans in world football: Lionel Messi’s Argentines.
The Albiceleste are one of only eight national teams to boast of winning the coveted FIFA World Cup, not just once, but twice. Both Argentina 1978 and Mexico 1986 are remembered for the performances of their stars, but also for the warmth of their passionate fans.
That is why Qatar 2022 is preparing a maneuver that could be unique in the world, because it is a gesture that perfectly shows the unconditional support that Lionel Messi and Argentina have in any tournament they play in, regardless of the part of the world. in which it happens.
The culture of the host country of the upcoming FIFA World Cup is very idiosyncratic and it shows. This is also why this year’s tournament will be atypical, among other things, by limiting displays of affection, excessive celebrations and alcohol consumption. All these are the characteristics of Argentine fans who unconditionally come to support their national team.
Given this scenario, Argentinian entrepreneur Gonzalo Velazquez, owner of the travel service company Vuela Viajes, decided to offer a product that could meet the very special needs of his country’s fans who will travel to Qatar 2022. Thus, Scaloneta flotante was born.
It is a ship, namely a cruise ship, chartered by Velazquez, which sails from Argentina to Qatar with the aim of not only hosting the Argentine fans who want to support Lionel Messi and the Albiceleste at the World Cup but also giving them space. unleash all their passion, full of singing, euphoria, and why not, drinking alcoholic beverages.
“I saw people who wanted to go out after the matches, celebrate in the clubs, meet, and knowing that it would be difficult in Qatar because they have a different culture, I came up with the idea of having a boat for the Argentine fans.” to promote a kind of fan celebration, but with the country’s cultural activities, whether it’s a show or a musical performance, and that even foreigners can access them,” Gonzalo Velazquez told Yahoo Sports.
The name given to the cruise could not be better for a ship that radiates football. La Scaloneta is an ode to the soccer ship led by Lionel Scaloni, aiming to break Argentina’s 36-year drought without winning the FIFA World Cup.