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Four Argentinian friends cycle from South Africa to Qatar to attend the World Cup – SABC News

Four Argentinian friends will cycle 10,500 kilometers from South Africa to Qatar to support their country at the World Cup in November, an initiative that will also result in 10,500 new trees being planted in their home country.

Lucas Ledezma, Leandro Blanco Pighi, Silvio Gatti and Sebastian Rodriguez from Cordoba province will start cycling from Cape Town to Doha on May 15th, a journey that will cross 15 countries on two continents.

“The general idea of ​​the trip is to travel 10,500 kilometers across 15 countries over six months,” Ledezma, a 34-year-old physical education teacher, told Reuters.

“The idea is to arrive in Doha about four or five days before the opening game starts,” he added.

Argentina will play their first game of this year’s tournament against Saudi Arabia on November 22 at the Lusail Stadium.

Ledezma already has experience with this type of crossing. Not only has he cycled to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and Russia for the 2018 finals, but he’s also traveled around different countries on two wheels to cheer on his compatriots at the 2018 Rio Olympics and the 2015 Copa America in Chile.

Four Argentinian friends cycle from South Africa to Qatar to attend the World Cup – SABC News

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