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Fact Check: Know the truth behind Lionel Messi’s picture on Argentina’s currency note

Argentina’s newspaper El Financiero reported that the nation’s central bank has held a meeting to put up a mark to celebrate the FIFA World Cup win.

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New Delhi: After Argentina’s historic World Cup victory, rumours around Lionel Messi’s picture on a thousand-peso currency note have been surfacing on the internet. Messi’s mark in the Qatar World Cup made his club PSG extend the contract and Maracana Stadium of Brazil invited him for his footprints at the Hall of Fame. Amid this, news of the Central Bank of the Republic of Argentina considering putting Messi on the currency note surfaced.

What is the truth behind Messi’s picture on currency note?

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Argentina’s newspaper El Financiero reported that the nation’s central bank has held a meeting to put up a mark to celebrate the FIFA World Cup win. The topic of putting a World Cup mark or Messi’s face was discussed in the meeting. However, according to the reports, the members ‘jokingly’ considered putting Messi on the notes.

The newspaper reported that some members of the meeting agreed to pay tribute to coach Leonel Scaloni for the victory as it was under him that Argentina won Copa America 2021, the Finalissima and the World Cup.

The news led to the circulation of pictures of Messi on a thousand-peso currency note on the internet.

The central bank had introduced coins to mark Argentina’s first World Cup victory in 1978, so there is a possibility that the authorities might decide to celebrate the Qatar World Cup win too.

World Cup Victory:

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Argentina defeated defending champions France in the finals to lift the trophy. Messi scored two goals and Angel Di Maria scored one, while they were challenged by a hattrick scored by Kylian Mbappe. As the scoreboard showed 3-3 at the end of the additional time, the game went into the penalties where Martinez showed his skills and led Argentina to victory.

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