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Massive street party kicks off following Argentina’s World Cup win

 - International - Dec 19 SHARE ON:
Massive street party kicks off following Argentina’s World Cup win

The streets of Buenos Aires were filled with hundreds of thousands of Argentine football fans on Sunday following the historic World Cup win over France. 

This is the first time since 1986 from then the South American team won the World Cup, with the Lionel Messi led team taking home its their World Cup. 

 

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The Argentines beat France 4-2 on penalties after having drawn 3-3 after extra time. Following the ecstatic match, huge crowds surrounded the Obelisco monument in the centre of Buenos Aires, with flags and jerseys bearing the team’s colours being waved by thousands. 

A massive banner of Diego Armando Maradona, an Argentine professional player nicknamed ‘The Golden Boy’, could also be seen waved by the massive crowd. 

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Parliament will start voting today

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Today, Maltese Members of Parliament will start voting on an amendment to the Criminal Code to clarify the legal position of the attending physician and the mother in circumstances where the pregnancy leads to the mother suffering from a medical complication that could put her life at risk or health in grave danger.

The Nationalist Party is saying that this bill will mean the introduction of abortion in Malta. The Labour Party has continued to deny this argument that this Bill will clarify situations that occur when medical professionals agree that the pregnancy should be terminated due to a medical complication that could put the mother’s life at risk or in grave danger.

In a session that starts today at 1pm, the Parliament will start voting on this Bill. Sources are indicating that all PL MPs will be voting in favour whilst PN MPs will be voting against.

The discussion on this Bill is at Second Reading stage and the Parliament will be voting on the Bill as presented by the Government. After this stage, this Bill will be discussed in a Parliament Committee, before a final vote, early in 2023.

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“Arabian warriors wore it”: Messi’s World Cup trophy ceremony cloak explained

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"Arabian warriors wore it": Messi's World Cup trophy ceremony cloak explained

Yesterday, Lionel Messi quite literally completed football by taking his Argentinian national team to the World Cup final and winning that which he craved most.

A wholesome moment for Argentina & Messi fans alike, the ceremony culminated with the Paris Saint-Germain forward lifting the World Cup alongside his teammates as he wore an Arab cloak of great significance.

Arab creator and Twitter user Tallie Dar explained that the cloak is actually called a ‘Beshth‘ in Arabic (البيشت), and is typically worn by Arabian warriors and members of the royal family.

Messi is being honoured as royalty in his Argentinian shirt, as the King of Football. It’s poetic,” the user wrote.

Despite this, many made claims that the cloak ‘spoiled’ the celebration because it hid the majority of his shirt during an otherwise legendary and cathartic moment.

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Lionel Messi and Argentina beat France to lift World Cup

 - News - Dec 18 SHARE ON:
Argentina and Lionel Messi have done the impossible and have won Argentina’s first World Cup since 1986. They have beaten holders France in an entertaining and dramatic match.
In the 22nd minute Argentina opened the scoring when legendary forward Lionel Messi managed to keep his head cool and convert a penalty which was won by Angel Di Maria, to send every Argentina fan around the world into massive celebrations.
Those celebrations started over again in the 35th minute as a beautiful team play led to a goal scored by Angel Di Maria to put one Argentinian hand on the iconic World Cup trophy.
France’s superstar Kylian Mbappe scored one back in the 80th minute also from the spot similar, to his PSG teammate Lionel Messi.
To everyone’s surprise Mbappe managed to find France’s equalizer only two minutes after his penalty goal with a stunning half volley to send the match to extra time.
It was written in the stars for Lionel Messi as he scored another goal to give Argentina the lead in the 109th minute of extra time to restore hope to every Argentina fan.
However it was Kylian Mbappe’s turn to score again as the striker managed to convert yet another penalty and score the first World Cup final hattrick since Geoff Hurst in 1966 and this time send the match to a penalty shootout where Argentina managed to contain their emotions and come out victorious.
This World Cup win has cemented Lionel Messi’s legacy as one of the greatest to ever do it and has surely catapulted him to the same levels of admiration and stardom of the legend Diego Maradona who is regarded as a hero in Argentina for winning them the World Cup.
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