Argentina’s World Cup celebrations descend into chaos

An estimated five-six million turned up for Argentina’s open-top bus parade in Buenos Aires, a government source said

The bus crawled for almost five hours in the planned 30-kilometer parade route as fans thronged the capital city

Hordes of revelers wearing the national team’s blue and white replica shirts and draped in flags sang, danced and set off fireworks throughout the day

With little to no movement, Messi, coach Lionel Scaloni and Rodrigo de Paul took the World Cup trophy with them for a helicopter ride over the main parade sites

With the open-top bus parade plan scrapped, the largest congregation at the iconic Obelisk monument did not get to see their idols in the flesh

Minor clashes broke out between fans and police who moved to evict a small group that had forced its way into the area around the Obelisk

Argentina won their first FIFA World Cup title in 36 years on Sunday in Qatar, beating France 4-2 on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw