Above: The Argentine-American Neimark family celebrate Argentina’s World Cup win Sunday, Dec. 18. From left, Ben, Romina, Ezequiel, and Sabrina. Submitted photo
Did you watch the World Cup Final Sunday?
Sabrina: I watched all of the games without my family since I was at school but I knew I needed to be home for the final. Watching Argentina win the final with my family is a moment I’ll never forget, I’ve been waiting my whole life for this win. I love my Argentine heritage and seeing the celebrations worldwide make me extra proud.
Ben: It really is an indescribable feeling winning the World Cup and being a part of the celebrations. Being Argentinian means being surrounded by soccer constantly and I wouldn’t trade that for the world. It’s our livelihood, something we look forward to at the end of a long week, something to fall back on when times get tough. Sharing that pure joy of winning with my family is a privilege and a memory I’ll keep with me for the rest of my life.
Romina: I was very nervous this morning, knowing that Argentina could be the next World Cup Soccer Champion but also that they were confronting the team who’ve won it four years ago. The amount of support from our friends here was amazing! We received many messages throughout the game, everyone going crazy with the tie, then the overtime and then the penalty kicks! It was unbelievable! I know we are far away from our family, celebrating in the streets of Buenos Aires, but we felt all the love from our friends here and that was more than enough!
Ezequiel: We are extremely happy! The World Cup is a huge deal worldwide, it happens every four years and only eight countries have ever won it. With today’s win Argentina has won it three times, the last one being in 1986. We have been waiting 36 years for today! We are far from our friends and family in Argentina and we are one of the very few Argentinean families in East Greenwich, I’m really happy my kids could see Argentina win the World Cup. We are very grateful for our local friends that watched the game with us and supported us all the way. Vamos Argentina!