Argentina will stay in student dorms rather than 5 star luxury hotels

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so that they can enjoy their traditional beef steaks. E no go work, inshallah! I hope Denmark send them, and their beef steaks back to Argentina in R16.

Brazil meanwhile, will survive on fufu :rotf: :rotf: AKA farofa

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Argentina and Uruguay have flown in an astonishing 900 kilograms of meat in preparation for the World Cup in Qatar.

With barbeques, or asados, a key part of the culture of many South American nations, steps have been taken by the two countries to ensure their players and staff are as comfortable as possible in the Middle East.

Uruguay's FA (AUF) reached an agreement with with the country's National Institute of Meat (INAC) earlier this month for them to supply the team for the tournament.

Speaking upon reaching the agreement for the seemingly key deal, the president of the country's football association, Ignacio Alonso, said that the national side was being 'accompanied by the best nourishment'.

'The AUF is a historic ambassador of our country and will take with it another ambassador, which is Uruguayan meat, the best meat in the world.'

'The mate [special tea], the asado [meat] and football go together in Uruguay and are part of our culture,' INAC president Conrado Ferber said.

'We want to convey the quality of the product, natural and sustainable, and the World Cup is the optimal time to do so.'

Uruguay are staying at the Pullman Doha West Bay and training at Al Erssal Training Site 1, while they have already enjoyed one asado at their pre-tournament camp in Abu Dhabi. The team's chef, Aldo Cauteruccio, took the opportunity to get the BBQ firing on one evening before they had on to Doha.

Meanwhile, Argentina have taken similar steps to ensure that their players are also able to enjoy their beloved BBQs.

Argentina, who have already arrived in Doha and are staying and training at the country's enormous university complex - where Spain also happen to be based selected their location partly in view of being able to enjoy asados together.
Asked about the special tradition, Argentina's head coach Lionel Scaloni

'My favourite food is the asado, but it's more than that,' he said. 'It creates an atmosphere of union and collective chemistry. It's part of our culture, of the Argentine idiosyncrasy.

'It's during that time that we get to talk, to laugh, relax and connect...It's not necessarily about the meat, although we love it. It's to be part of a group and the connection that it generates.'

Argentina are renowned for their beef, with it thought by many to be the finest on earth. Perhaps not trusting that anyone else's will match theirs, they took extensive steps to prepare their base for the asado facilities.

Argentina icon Diego Maradona, who led the nation to World Cup glory in 1986 via his infamous 'Hand of God' goal against England, was also a fan of an asado.

Maradona, who Messi hopes to emulate by delivering the nation's first World Cup since the 1986 heroics, was spotted enjoying an the Argentine BBQ during the tournament.

A special barbecue area has been built on the grounds of the university for the asados, allowing Messi and his pals to enjoy a variety of mainly beef steaks and sausages which will be cooked in the traditional Argentine way and only lightly coated with coarse salt.

The sumptuous meat is usually accompanied by a simple salad and wine, although Messi and his men are likely to be under strict orders not to overdo the latter.

Beef from the South American country considered the finest in the world has also been flown to Qatar for the Argentina team, who are amongst the World Cup favourites. A special asado chef will also be on hand to ensure that it is cooked just as it would be in Argentina.

A source from the Argentina Football Association told MailOnline: ‘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.

‘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.’

He added: ‘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.’

Brazil, meanwhile, will not be enjoying asados with it not as a crucial part of their culture. Though Tite and his team are said to have brought in some traditional coffee, Brazilian seasonings and 30 kilos of cassava flour to cook the Brazilian dish farofa.


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Interesting. I hope I get to taste this asado in my lifetime. Have seen it on a few cooking shows now. Wonder how similar or different it is to our braais in Southern Africa
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Comrade Machel wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:41 pm Interesting. I hope I get to taste this asado in my lifetime. Have seen it on a few cooking shows now. Wonder how similar or different it is to our braais in Southern Africa
Oga probably not much different. Barbecued meat is barbecued meat


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