Valeria Marsili and her three daughters from Argentina visited Qatar to see the father of the girls, Gabriel Aguero, who works as a chef in the country.
However, they were left stranded in the country since the blockade as they were not able to afford the $6,000 (5,100 euros) to buy new tickets. The booked tickets were cancelled on June 5 without reimbursement.
The story reached to Marcelo Simonian, a football agent of Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Javier Pastore. He then got in touch with the Qatari authorities and Nasser al-Khelaifi, chairman of Qatar Sports Investments, the group that owns PSG.
“My son told me what was going on, I told the story to Nasser,” Marcelo Simonian told. “He automatically told me that he will take care of the problem and he will resolve it.”
After Nasser’s intervention the Qatari government “gave the new tickets for the family for free,” Simonian added.
Finally, the family reached Buenos Aires on Wednesday via Sao Paulo on a Qatar Airways flight.
“We’re tired but content,” Marsili told at the Ezeiza International Airport after more than 20 hours of travel.
“Fortunately this has been resolved and we’re back home again.”