“Muchachos, we can dream again…” The famous song that accompanies Argentina in its journey to conquer the 2022 World Cup has resonated deeply in a country that is yearning for a joyful moment. “Muchachos,” which translates to “you guys,” hit #1 on Spotify in Argentina on Tuesday with more than half a million plays and repeats in central Buenos Aires, where crowds of fans gather. practice to greet the winning team. The catchy tune, alluding to the deceased Argentinian superstar Diego Maradona from the sky looking down at the modern hero Lionel Messiechoed throughout Qatar’s stadiums — cheered by supporters with patriotic fervor.
The song by fusion rock, ska and salsa band La Mosca Tse-Tse first came out in 2003, and originally had the lyrics: “Muchachos, I’ll be drunk tonight.”
It was later adapted and adopted by football club fans — among them a 30-year-old teacher. Fernando Romeo.
Romero this year rewrote the lyrics and dedicated it to the Albiceleste national team. His version quickly went viral.
“What’s happening is crazy, so amazing that it makes you dizzy,” Romero told Argentine media during the World Cup campaign.
“It started at home one day while I was cooking, I started to have my own feelings, just thinking about it, I wrote it on my phone and it stuck.”
The new lyrics begin “I was born in Argentina, the land of Diego and Lionel, of the boys in the Falklands that I will never forget.”
It laments all the finals the team has lost and sings about the famous victory over Brazil in the Copa America 2021, helping Argentina dream of a third world cup – which the team won in Qatar.
‘An explosion of emotions’
“The song is great!” say 19 years old Nicholas Arias, amidst the celebratory crowds in the capital.
“It describes my country, my people well. It has an emotional side, it’s creative, it’s an emotional explosion. It’s complete, it’s amazing!” drunk young man.
Pablo Mendoza, who traveled to Buenos Aires with his wife from La Plata about 60 kilometers (35 miles) away, told him the song “represents it all. It’s about Diego, about Argentine soldiers in the Falklands. …Look!” he said, showing off the archipelago tattoo at the center of the 1982 war with Britain on his leg.
For Romero, the song was meant as something “to encourage the players, to make them feel proud to be Argentine.”
Encourage them because it happened, as Messi and his team sang “Muchachos” passionately on their match bus or in the dressing room, to Romero’s eternal pride.
(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from an aggregated feed.)
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