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The Argentine national team received a welcome home celebration despite its 1-0 loss to Germany in the final, with President
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
acting as emcee. She called individual players up to chat with them, starting with Ezequiel "El Pocho" Lavezzi
, whom she called the
"sex symbol," while Coach Alejandro Sabella
had some fun.
The president kept asking for Lavezzi to come up. Lavezzi finally arrived and took the microphone from the
president, looking unamused and embarrassed.
At the beginning of the tournament, El Pocho sprayed Sabella in the face with water while getting some sideline coaching.
Sabella gets Lavezzi back for that prank by pretending to hand him a water bottle. Even in the downhearted mood, Lavezzi and the rest of the team had a laugh.