They left with the blessing of their families, now a grateful country received them. The players of the U20 Ecuadorian National Team, who won the South American Championship in Chile, arrived in Ecuador on Monday night, February 11.
Since they left by the doors of the international arrival of the airport of Tababela, the fans that attended to see them did not stop asking for photos and autographs. All posed for selfies and group photos with entire families who endured the cold and distant distance from the airport terminal to receive them with chants and flags. “It’s the best thing,” said Diego Palacios, who is referring to the title in Chile.
Leonardo Campana laughed after a suggestion that he should play at Barcelona, but from Spain. The cup also arrived in the country. However, an authority at the airport took her down an alternate road, running and guarded by another official, to prevent people from falling for her. “Let’s see the cup”, the people asked.
The most emotional embrace was played by Jorge Célico with his son Diego. The boy said he missed him, but he was proud of what his father had done. In the midst of the tumult, the shouts of joy and the cell phones, Leo Campana was able to make a stop and embrace his Quito family.
And it is that the rest of fans, without being relatives, felt the same pride as the parents and brothers of the champions. The reception was prepared after the selection won the first South American U-20. With this, the team led by Jorge Célico managed to qualify for the 2019 World Cup in Poland, as well as the Pan American Games Lima 2019. (I)