Lionel Messi to be honored with his own banknote after historic World Cup victory:
Lionel Messi to be honored with his own banknote after historic World Cup victory
Argentina’s Lionel Messi has received a lot of media attention since winning the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
His contract with Paris Saint-Germain was extended, and he was given the opportunity to be inducted into the Maracana Stadium Hall of Fame in Brazil.
On Wednesday, news came that Argentina’s Central Bank was considering putting Messi on the $1,000 bill.
El Financiero, a financial newspaper, reports that Argentina’s regulator bank met to commemorate La Albiceleste’s historic World Cup victory.
Following a 3-3 tie after regulation and extra time, Argentina defeated France 4-2 in the World Cup final in Qatar.
Despite the newspaper’s claim that the bank “jokingly proposed” the idea, the authorities did hold a meeting about it even before the World Cup final.
“And before you think otherwise, this option was ‘jokingly’ proposed by members of the Argentine Central Bank, although the most enthusiastic directors, such as Lisandro Cleri, a fervent supporter of Boca Juniors, and Eduardo Hecker, a follower of Independiente , agreed on that a banknote with this design would awaken the collecting spirit of Argentines.” El Financiero reported.
Previously, the bank issued commemorative coins to commemorate events such as Argentina’s 1978 World Cup victory and the 50th death anniversary of Eva Peron, the wife of former President Juan Domingo Peron.
According to the report, the back of the currency note will also bear the inscription “La Scaloneta” as a tribute to coach Lionel Scaloni.
“And on the back of the ticket? ‘La Scaloneta’ (the nickname of the team led by Leonel Scaloni), they say, has already done enough merit to be immortalized there, this after their victories in the 2021 Copa América, the Finalissima (the match against Italy, the most recent champion of the Euro) and Qatar 2022,” the newspaper Reported.