‘Focus is on World Cup, not the Quality of Hotel’- Lionel Messi-led ‘Beef Loving’ Argentina team opts for University Hostels for Qatar World Cup

By Daniel S

November 18, 2022

Qatar is all set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup this time around. With just a couple of days left for the first ball to be kicked, all teams have made their way to the middle-east country.

The Lionel Messi-led Argentina side is one such team which will be eyeing the FIFA World Cup trophy in what will be Messi’s last. The South American team is hyper-focused for the world event and has left no stone unturned in order to allow the players to perform at their best.

Considered one of the best in the world, Argentinian beef is one such factor that helps Messi and co. play the way they do. In order for the players to have a taste of home, the Argentina team has flown with them premium quality beef that would be cooked for the players.

According to reports, the Argentina national team has opted to stay at Qatar University in Doha as it allows them to organise mouth-watering asados for the players. Asados is the technique and social event of having a barbeque in Argentina and is one of the important social events in the country.

The dish is usually served with salad and wine although the Argentina players would be under strict diet. “We visited the campus several times and chose it because not only does it have great facilities but it also has open-air space for asados,” a source from Argentina Football Association (AFA) was quoted as saying to Mail Online.

“This is very important to the players and Argentines in general, it’s part of our culture. We want to make them feel at home while they are in Qatar and the best way to do this is to make sure that they get a taste of home while focusing on the football,” said the source.

“You could say other teams have opted to stay in more luxurious accommodation but our team is the best in the world which also deserves the best beef. Our focus is to win the World Cup, not the quality of the hotel we are staying in,” the AFA source added.