World Cup 2022: How the world reacted to Argentina’s win

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”external-link.

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 recordexternal-link 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.external-link

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.


Clarin front page
Argentine newspaper Clarin carries a two-word headline, which interprets into English as: “Thank you Messi”
El Tribuno front page
Regional newspaper El Tribuno celebrates “World Cup happiness”
El Dia front page
El Dia – a newspaper printed within the Argentine metropolis of La Plata – speaks of “an explosion of euphoria in every home, bar, club and restaurant”, with an image of one of many metropolis’s squares full of individuals


Le Parisien front page
French newspaper Le Parisien declares itself “proud of our Bleus”
l'Equipe front page
“Heads held high”, says L’Equipe
The front page of La Voix du Nord
Regional newspaper La Voix du Nord says “thank you anyway”


Daily Telegraph back page
The Each day Telegraph has simply three phrases: “Miraculous. Magical. Messi.”
Independent front page
The Unbiased additionally retains it brief and candy: “The greatest player. The greatest final. The greatest prize.”
Daily Mail front page
The Each day Mail speaks of the agony and the ecstasy on each side of the ultimate


Mundo Deportivo
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo hails Messi as “the best in history”
The front page of El Pais with a picture of Argentina fans celebrating on the pitch
The entrance web page of El Pais says “Messi’s Argentina is crowned after a memorable final”


The front page of Extra
Brazilian newspaper Additional says “Messi deserves it – and people have to put up with that”
O Globo front page
O Globo speaks of “immortal Messi”

The US

New York Times front page
The New York Occasions entrance web page speaks of “Messi magic”
The Wall Street Journal with a headline saying "Messi lifts Argentina to World Cup victory"
The Wall Road Journal with a headline saying “Messi lifts Argentina to World Cup victory”

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