Argentina has adopted Muchachos: Ahora Nos Volvimos a Ilusionar as their unofficial song to celebrate their victory in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, and now people are noticing it contains a little dig at England.
From Sunday to Monday, the song Muchachos was streamed over 1.5 million times on Spotify, becoming one of the top global viral songs and hitting number one in Argentina.
This is all thanks to captain Lionel Messi who declared the song to be one of his favorites.
The song is an adaptation of the hit 2003 song Muchachos, Esta Noche Me Emborracho sung by La Mosca Tsé - Tsé.
Lyrics were changed after the death of Diego Maradona in 2020 to pay homage to the late footballer.
But they also contain references to Messi, lost tournaments, and Argentine soldiers who died during the Falklands War of 1982.
\u201c\u201cMuchachos, ahora nos volvimos a ilusionar\u201d del artista argentino La Mosca Tse Tse se convirti\u00f3 en el himno de la Selecci\u00f3n Argentina de F\u00fatbol en el Mundial 2022 . @LaMoscaOficial \ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddf7 \nhttps://t.co/ArgIIDSHZs\u201d
\u201cLionel Messi, on Sergio Ag\u00fcero\u2019s shoulders, being carried off the field a World Cup champion as fans chant \u201cMuchachos\u201d and his name. \n\nDoesn\u2019t get much more iconic than that for the \ud83d\udc10\n\n(via @FoxSoccer) \n\nhttps://t.co/pwYC4nfAFR\u201d