In the headlines
“In the hand of God,” says The Sun, after Lionel Messi finally won the “Holy Grail” of football in what has been dubbed the best World Cup final in history. The 35-year-old’s Argentina side beat France on penalties after the game finished 3-3. It is the first time six World Cups in a row have produced six different winners: Brazil in 2002, then Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Argentina. Britain is bracing itself for “one of the most disruptive weeks of strike action in recent history”, says the FT. The government has signalled its determination to face down the unions as nurses, ambulance workers, customs and immigration staff, postal and rail workers all plan to walk out in the coming days. Temperatures have soared by 15C in 24 hours as the cold snap gives way to a mild, rainy spell. As one Twitter user says, Britain’s weather is “in more chaos than our government”.