Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates paraded the streets of Buenos Aires following their World Cup victory ©Getty Images

Argentina's men's football team paraded the streets of Buenos Aires for a third time in their history with the FIFA World Cup trophy today, returning home from their dramatic victory in the 2022 final against France, led by their captain, Lionel Messi.

Approximately four million people - nearly 10 per cent of the country's population - took to the streets of the capital city to celebrated the trophy parade, but due to security issues, players were evacuated by helicopter.

Footage shows fans attempting to jump onto the parade bus, with one succeeding while another took a dangerous tumble into the road.

Players could be shown wagging their fingers, discouraging people from jumping off the overpasses to get access to the team.

Chiqui Tapia, the President of the Argentinian Football Association said on Twitter that the team were not allowed to go all the way to the obelisk.

"They won't allow us to greet everyone who was at the Obelisk," said Tapia.

"The security organisations that were escorting us won't let us continue, I apologise in the name of all the players, a real shame."

The team were supposed to reach the Plaza de la República at the monument before the parade was cut short.

During the parade, the public were sprayed with water due to the heat in Buenos Aires today.

Some fans also stood atop a police car during their celebrations, spraying it paint in response to the team not continuing its parade.

In what has been regarded as one of the greatest FIFA World Cup finals ever, Argentina defeated defending champions France on penalties, following a 3-3 draw after 120 minutes.

Kylian Mbappé scored the second-ever hat-trick in a World Cup final after England's Geoff Hurst in 1966, but ended up on the losing side.

Messi, regarded as one of the greatest footballers ever, scored twice and was part of the build-up for the other goal, scored by Ángel Di María.

In the shootout, Gonzalo Montiel scored the deciding penalty to give Lionel Scaloni's team the victory, sealing their third title after 1978 and 1986.