Argentina’s incoming president changes tone on Pope Francis

Agence France Presse, Reuters 11/23/2023

VATICAN CITY—Argentina’s right-wing President-elect Javier Milei, who in past years has called Pope Francis everything from a “son of a bitch” to an “imbecile” to the devil’s man on earth, spoke on the phone with his countryman…

From Spider-Verse to Argentina: Fans aim to break record for biggest Spider-Man gathering

Reuters 10/30/2023

BUENOS AIRES — Some 1,000 people gathered at a major monument in Argentina’s capital on Sunday dressed as Spider-Man, aiming to break a world record for the most people dressed as the famous Marvel superhero at a single…

Burning photos to eating soba noodles: The different ways the world celebrates New Year

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 12/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines—As most COVID-19 restrictions were already relaxed all over the world, some eight billion people are expected to celebrate the New Year in a brighter mood. But behind the fireworks that are set to lighten the…

Mbappe delivers for PSG as Neymar is sent off

Agence France Presse 12/29/2022

Kylian Mbappe scored an injury-time penalty to seal a 2-1 win for Paris Saint-Germain over Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on Wednesday before admitting he will never get over France’s World Cup final defeat to Argentina. Mbappe was…

Success is a Messi affair

Raphael A. Pangalangan - @inquirerdotnet 12/22/2022

Over a third into regulation time in this year’s World Cup final, it seemed as if the writing were on the wall for France’s motley crew. But Kylian Mbappé had other plans. With Argentina leading 2-Nil, Mbappé…

Messi’s World Cup post beats egg to become most-liked on Instagram

Reuters 12/21/2022

Lionel Messi set yet another record on Tuesday after his Instagram post celebrating Argentina’s World Cup win became the most-liked on the platform, breaking a nearly four-year-old record held by a photo of an egg. Having led…

Argentina’s World Cup heroes airlifted in helicopters as street party overflows

Reuters 12/21/2022

BUENOS AIRES – Argentina’s World Cup heroes had to abandon an open-top bus parade in Buenos Aires on Tuesday as millions of ecstatic fans flooded onto the streets and brought the city to a standstill, with Lionel…

World Cup to UAAP

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 12/20/2022

I’ve told the story many times over about how, until I became UP Diliman chancellor in 2014, I was your typical nerd who knew virtually nothing about sports. I have to admit it wasn’t just ignorance, but…

Lionel Messi: The Greatest?

Agence France Presse 12/19/2022

For his legions of admirers, the debate about Lionel Messi’s right to be regarded as the greatest footballer in history is officially over. The absence of a World Cup winners’ medal has long been Exhibit A in…

Argentina street party explodes after World Cup win

Reuters 12/19/2022

BUENOS AIRES — Hundreds of thousands of Argentines poured into the streets on a sunny Sunday in Buenos Aires, ecstatic after a nail-biting victory on penalties in the World Cup final over France made the South Americans…

Argentina wins incredible World Cup final on penalties

Reuters 12/19/2022

LUSAIL, Qatar — Argentina won its third World Cup in extraordinary style on Sunday, beating France 4-2 in a penalty shootout after Lionel Messi scored twice in a 3-3 draw that featured a hat-trick for Kylian Mbappe…

Argentina crushes Croatia, Messi’s dream lives on into final

Reuters 12/14/2022

LUSAIL, Qatar — The most clinical of smash-and-grabs kept Lionel Messi on track for his date with destiny and broke Croatian hearts as Argentina reached Sunday’s World Cup final with a 3-0 victory at the Lusail Stadium.…

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