Argentine Ready to Train Pakistani Footballers : H.E Leopoldo F.Sahores

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Ambassador of Argentine Republic Celebrates FIFA World Cup 2022 in Islamabad

Tazeen Akhtar

Ambassador of Argentine Republic Leopoldo F.Sahores hosted a reception at the Argentine Residence in Islamabad on 29 Dec 2022 to celebrate FIFA World Cup 2022 won by his national team .

Argentine is one of the most successful teams in the tournament’s history, having won three World Cups: in 1978, 1986 and 2022. Argentine has also been runner up three times: in 1930, 1990 and 2014. In 18 World Cup tournaments, Argentina achieved 47 victories in 88 matches. Italy and Germany have four titles each. France and Uruguay have two titles each, while England and Spain have one each.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth, MNA Shiza Fatima Khawaja represented the Government of Pakistan. She conveyed facilitations and best wishes of PM Shehbaz and from the people of Pakistan.Ambassador in his address to the guests, expressed his gratitude to Advisor to Prime Minister Pakistan for her gracing the event with her presence.
Mr. and Mrs. Leopoldo, Ambassador of Argentine, the Champion of FIFA 2022 arranged mouth watering Argentine Style BBQ at their beautiful lawn with a variety of Protein. The guests enjoyed the best taste of chicken and beef . Certainly playing football requires a lot of energy and for that proteins are the best. Also the cold weather is best enjoyed with hot meat no doubt.
Many other high officials, academicians, youth leaders, sports persons, diplomats from especially the paying teams’ countries and media persons attended the event and congratulated the Ambassador and his government.
The Presence of the acting ambassador of France Mr. Guillaume Dabouis was welcomed by the Ambassador Argentine. Team France played a highly commendable game and Ambassador Leopoldo appreciated the French team there.
In 2006 and 2022, France finished as runners-up, losing on penalties to Italy (5–3) and Argentina (4–2) after ties after 120 minutes. The team has also finished in third place on two occasions, in 1958 and 1986, and in fourth place once, in 1982. In 2006 and 2022, France finished as runners-up, losing on penalties to Italy (5–3) and Argentina (4–2) after ties after 120 minutes. The team has also finished in third place on two occasions, in 1958 and 1986, and in fourth place once, in 1982.
Ambassador of Morocco, Mohamed Karmoune also attended the reception.After beating Spain in the last 16 of Qatar FIFA 2022 World Cup, Morocco became the first Arab country to reach the last 8 in the global championship. Morocco’s quarter-final victory over Portugal was truly historic for the continent and it contained memorable moments from start to finish.Morocco ended their magical FIFA World Cup 2022 journey with a semi-final loss to France. Morocco lost the semi-final but won the hearts of the game lovers.
At the lunch reception by Mr. and Mrs. Leopoldo, 2 Pakistani women football players were specially invited ; one from Quetta and one from Gilgit. Ambassador appreciated the spirit of the women players of Pakistan. He pledged to extend all support for the training of Pakistani players.
Manufacturers of world class football from Sialkot were represented by Abdullah T. Sony, Ahmad T. Soni and Sultan T. Sony of ROZA Sports who travelled from Sialkot to Islamabad to attend the reception. They presented a football to the Ambassador. ROZA Sports is working with many potential clients in Argentine and all over the world. Ambassador introduced them to the guests and noted that football is getting popular in Pakistan.

Mr & Mrs Leopoldo and the staff put on colors of Argentine including specially manufactured shirts of design of the national flag. Mrs. Leopoldo, herself was presenting the dishes to the guests and receiving appreciation from the participants. Everyone enjoyed the reception and it was memorable event in Islamabad.

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