Yes, soccer matters that much to Argentinians.
I love the fact Germany and Argentina are all but done at the world cup. I’m an anti-favorite and total contrarian in regards to sports. I also love feel-good stories and It feels good to watch Argentinians cry em masse and sportscasters observe moments of silence because Messi had one shot on net and lost BIG to a country that was favored to lose big.
I’ve still yet to watch a second of live World Cup action. Maybe I should start watching.