Sebastian Balan proposes to his girlfriend in Doha.
Gulf Today Report
Argentina’s fans may be jumping with joy in Doha for their dramatic 2-0 win over Poland, but one Argentine national’s happiness has hit the stratosphere because he lost something which is considered more precious – his heart – to a Polish girl. On the pitch the two countries may be rivals, but love knows no boundaries, and can blossom in the unlikeliest of places.
An Argentinian fan proposed to his Polish girlfriend during a televised interview at Stadium 974 in Doha, minutes before the World Cup match between Poland and Argentina began.
The Argentinian boyfriend Sebastian Balan, 34, said, "We have been living together since the beginning of the year. I believe today was a perfect opportunity; in fact, I have been postponing it for months to leave it for today, which is such a special occasion, because Argentina-Poland have not faced off in a World Cup since 1978, so it is perfect. "
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