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The 5 things you should know this December 19: Messi is champion in the best final in history


The historical numbers of Messi. This will be the 2026 World Cup. The crisis on the southern border of the US could worsen this week. Also, a polar plunge. This is what you need to know to start the day. First the truth.

The historical numbers of Messi.

This will be the 2026 World Cup. The crisis on the southern border of the US could worsen this week.

Also, a polar plunge.


is what you need to know to start the day.

First the truth.

1. Best ending ever

Anguish, emotion and celebration.

Argentina went from winning 2-0 to drawing 2-2 in 90 minutes and then 3-3 in extra time.

Messi scored a double and Mbappé a hat-trick.

On penalties, Argentina won 4-2 thanks to the hero Dibu Martínez and was crowned world champion for the third time in what is perhaps the best final in World Cup history.

Argentina celebrated again and the fervor of Buenos Aires left images for posterity.

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2. Messi's historical numbers

In Qatar 2022 Messi broke several records and for some he settled the debate on who is the best in history.

He reached 98 goals with the Argentina team and 13 in the World Cups, being the top scorer for his country in the tournament.

He equaled Maradona with 8 assists, another mark.

In addition, he completed 26 matches played in World Cups, more than any other player.

And as if that were not enough, he is the first player to score in the group stage, round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals and final in the same edition of the World Cup.

3. This will be the 2026 World Cup

The countdown begins!

The United States, Mexico and Canada are preparing to jointly host the next World Cup in 2026. It will be the first time that a World Cup will be held in three countries;

It will be the second time that the United States is host, and Mexico will set a new record: for the third time in the history of the championship, the World Cup —one of the most anticipated events for sports fans— will be played in its territory.

These are the data of the next World Cup.

4. The humanitarian crisis on the US southern border.

More than 2,500 people have arrived in El Paso each day for the past week, according to city officials, who estimate the number will double starting Wednesday, when Title 42 comes to an end.

Title 42 is the Trump administration's policy that allows federal immigration agents to expeditiously remove migrants to Mexico or their home countries.

5. At least 25 dead after protests in Peru

The Peruvian Ministry of Health reported this Sunday that the death toll from the demonstrations throughout the country increased to 25. The authorities indicated that at least 69 people remain hospitalized.

Meanwhile, President Dina Boluarte announced that this Monday or Tuesday she would reform the cabinet for one "a little more political" after the nationwide demonstrations after the removal of President Pedro Castillo.


at coffee time

Get ready for a “polar plunge” in the US.

Winter in the United States officially begins this Wednesday and the cold will arrive in full force.

This is the forecast in which not even Florida will be saved.

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What is the "cape" that they put on Messi when he received the World Cup?

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, gave Lionel Messi a kind of traditional tunic when presenting him with the World Cup trophy.

What is?

We explain here.

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Pope Francis has already signed his resignation letter in case of ill health

Pope Francis revealed in an interview that he has already signed his resignation letter to be used in case he suffers a "disability."

Find out the details.

the figure of the day

$42 million

Argentina rose as the champion of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. It was the winner among thirty-two teams that participated in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, where in addition to honor and prestige, there are also prizes for each of the participants.

It will receive US$42 million.

quote of the day

"I love football and I enjoy being with the national team and I want to continue living a few more games being world champion"

Lionel Messi announced on Sunday that he will continue "a few more games" in the Argentina soccer team after fulfilling his long-awaited dream of lifting the World Cup after beating France 4-2 on penalties in Qatar.

And to finish...

The similarities between Messi and Maradona, according to Varsky

Juan Pablo Varsky analyzes the meeting points and the proximity between Lionel Messi and Diego Armando Maradona, now that the two have won the World Cup.

Source: cnnespanol

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