Meet the SPECIAL plane carrying football champion Lionel Messi and Argentina’s FIFA World Cup Trophy

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FIFA World Cup 2022 winning team Argentina and its star Lionel Messi are on their way back to Buenos Aires after lifting the coveted trophy after defeating France in the final, on December 18, 2022 (Sunday). The team is being transported in a special private plane operated by Aerolineas Argentinas, dressed in a unique livery of Team Argentina and its players. The airline is operating Airbus A330 aircraft with the registration plate LV-FVH.

Not only the dress, this aircraft is special in many ways! This flight operating from Doha to Buenos Aires will cover a distance of 11,135 km via Rome. The Rome-Buenos Aires leg is one of the longest flights operated by the Airbus A330 and will take over 13.5 hours.

According to various flight tracking websites including Flight Radar 24, Airbus is currently the most tracked flight in the world. More than 25,000 people are tracking flights live on Flight Radar 24.

According to the website, not only this particular plane, but all flights to Argentina are being tracked by a large number of amateurs. Lionel Messi, who helped Argentina win their third World Cup, also shared a picture of himself sitting inside the plane with the World Cup trophy.

As per the latest updates, the team members led by captain Lionel Messi landed in Argentina and were all smiles as they got off the plane in Ezeza just before 3am on Tuesday, just outside the Argentine capital. Messi was the first player off the plane carrying the World Cup, accompanied by coach Lionel Scaloni, who put his arm around the captain as he passed a board that read “Thank you, champions.”

As the plane approached Argentine soil, some 200,000 people were tracking its path online and news channels provided live coverage of the arrival. In the afternoon, people began arriving outside the airport and AFA headquarters in hopes of catching a glimpse of the team.

Several players posted pictures of the plane ride on social media. Messi held the World Cup in the plane. Meanwhile, Nicolas Tagliafico posted a picture of the World Cup, strapped into an airplane seat as if he were just a passenger.

with AP input

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