The rest of the Argentina team, including Lionel Messi, will camp at Qatar University in Doha. During the Tournament in Qatar, Argentina have opted to reside in student housing. During the stay, a special chef will provide classic beef barbecues. Argentina's World Cup campaign gets underway on Tuesday against Saudi Arabia.
In order to enjoy traditional meat barbecues while competing in the World Cup, Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates have traded in their five-star accommodations for dorm rooms.
Early on Thursday morning, Messi and the Argentina team flew into Doha. The Argentines immediately went to their less luxurious accommodation in the Qatar University dorms, in contrast to their rivals who are lodging in some of the city's most luxurious hotels.
Football authorities from Argentina made the unexpected decision to stay there after determining that the sizable campus would enable them to organize scrumptious asados, traditional barbecues that are one of the country's cultural delicacies.
On the university premises, a special grill area has been created for the asados, allowing Messi and his colleagues to enjoy a buffet of primarily beef steaks and sausages that will be prepared in the traditional Argentine style and just lightly sprinkled with coarse salt.
Ordinarily, a straightforward salad and a glass of wine are served with the delicious steak, however, Messi and his team are probably expressly prohibited from drinking too much wine.
Beef from the South American country often regarded as the best in the world was also sent to Qatar for the Argentina team, one of the World Cup favorites. Additionally, a specialized asado chef will be there to ensure that it is prepared correctly as it would be in Argentina.
'We toured the campus several times and chose it because not only does it have excellent facilities, but it also offers an open-air area for asados,' a source from the Argentina Football Association reviewed: It's part of our culture, therefore it's very significant to the players and to Argentines in general. The best way to make sure they feel at home while in Qatar is to make sure they have a small taste of home while focusing on football.
He continued, "Our squad is the finest in the world, therefore they deserve the best beef. You could say that other teams have opted to stay in more luxury hotels. Our focus is on the World Cup, not the quality of the hotel we are staying in.
The Argentina team is lodging on a piece of the Qatar University campus that includes 90 rooms, cutting-edge sporting facilities, an Olympic-size swimming pool, and a football field with a capacity of 10,000 spectators.
It was established in 1973, is situated on the outskirts of Doha, and is regarded as one of the top universities in the area.
Although Messi's team is staying at the lower end of the accommodation sector during the World Cup, British university students would undoubtedly consider their campus facilities to be of the finest quality.
The five-star Souq Al Wakra is a magnificent hotel with a range of excellent dining options and accommodations and suites with stucco walls, and England is savoring it.
The Delta Hotels City Centre Doha, one of the city's newest hotels, is home to England's group rivals Wales and features gorgeous accommodations and a variety of five-star eateries.
The US is reportedly enjoying the most opulent accommodations at the World Cup. The Marsa Malaz Kempinski hotel, which is located on the man-made Pearl Island, one of Qatar's wealthiest areas, is where they are staying.
For a room, guests can spend up to £15,000 per night, with suites including a personal butler, limo service, and exclusive jacuzzi.
Argentina's quest for World Cup glory begins on November 22 against Saudi Arabia in Group C.