Lionel Messi has fulfilled a future which has been his since earlier than start and has introduced spring again to Argentina – so say his nation’s newspapers.
The Argentine press is stuffed with poetic prose, conveying the emotion of the journalists who’ve waited 36 years to see their facet on prime of the world once more.
In newspaper Pagina 12, Jose Luis Lanao wrote that “it is spring once again”, describing Argentina’s flag as “sky blue and white like a cherry blossom illuminated by the open sky”.
He describes the nation as “the world champion in soccer and joy”.
In one other newspaper, Clarin, journalist Juan Cruz reminds readers that “football is made of roses and thorns” – whereas additionally inadvertently elevating a query over Messi’s age. Whereas Fifa’s squad record suggests he’s 35, Cruz has him a 12 months youthful.
“Messi, at 34 years old, is the world champion, a trophy that he was destined for before he was even born,” Cruz stated.
Argentina president Alberto Fernandez thanked the crew, writing on Twitter: “Always together, always united.”
Fernandez’ Chilean counterpart Gabriel Boric supplied “a giant embrace to our Argentine brothers”, including: “Your happiness crosses the mountains.”
Right here is how the remainder of the world reacted to Argentina’s win.
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