Caught on Camera: the Exact Moment a Plane Full of Argentinians Learn Their Team Reached World Cup Finals (Video)

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When Argentina played in the semifinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday, the vast majority of people in Argentina were gathered around televisions. However, even in a soccer mad country like that, not everyone can drop what they are doing. Sometimes life must go on no matter how big the game.

Such was the case for those who had flights to catch. Sure, they wanted to watch the game, but they probably booked their flights weeks ago, and airline tickets are expensive. They couldn’t just cancel their plans because Argentina was playing in the World Cup semifinals.

Fortunately for these people, we live in a day and age where you can actually get news updates while flying 500 miles per hour 30,000 feet up in the air. And fortunately for the rest of us, one Argentinian who happened to be in the air when Argentina beat the Netherlands on penalty kicks had his phone recording at the exact moment the plane’s captain shared the good news.

Take a look:

This man’s name is Facundo de la Cruz. According to the description he put up with this video, he and his fellow travelers watched the first 90 minutes of the game in an airport lounge. However, they boarded the plane just as the game was going into extra time, and thus had to wait anxiously for updates from the captain.

Obviously, having the camera rolling was a brilliant move. That was one hell of a great moment to share with the world.

Hat Tip – [TSN]


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