COVID mutation hot spot triggers fear across Germany
22 February 2021 | 12:33 pm
Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly in the German border town of Flensburg, with half linked to the British variant. DW's Jens Thurau looks with concern at his hometown, where tighter restrictions are imminent.
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Lionel Messi guides Argentina to a sixth World Cup final, meaning their star player will once again get a chance at lifting the trophy of his dreams. The Albiceleste beat Croatia 3-0 with an outstanding performance from their number 10.
Lionel Messi has been dubbed the greatest player of all time after he led Argentina to the World Cup final in sensational style. The 35-year-old seven-time Ballon d'Or winner scored a penalty and set up Julian Alvarez for another in a 3-0 win.
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