A conversation on Messi, Argentina, and the rollercoaster known as The World Cup : Embedded Argentina has made it to the quarter finals of the 2022 World Cup, but the road has been a winding one. In our bonus episode, we take a moment to reflect on the scores and stumbles of the qualifying rounds, and speculate on what's to come for our hero, Lionel Messi. Host Jasmine Garsd discusses Argentina's anxiety with producer Julieta Martinelli and sports reporter Fidel Martinez.

The Latinx Files is a weekly newsletter written by Fidel Martinez about the American Latinx experience.

Julieta Martinelli is a Senior Producer at Futuro Media, where she also produced the Pultizer Prize-winning podcast Suave.

The Last Cup is a dual language limited series from NPR and Futuro Studios. Listen to the Spanish versions here.

The Last Cup: Bonus Episode

The Last Cup: Bonus Episode

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Argentina has made it to the quarter finals of the 2022 World Cup, but the road has been a winding one. In our bonus episode, we take a moment to reflect on the scores and stumbles of the qualifying rounds, and speculate on what's to come for our hero, Lionel Messi. Host Jasmine Garsd discusses Argentina's anxiety with producer Julieta Martinelli and sports reporter Fidel Martinez.

The Latinx Files is a weekly newsletter written by Fidel Martinez about the American Latinx experience.

Julieta Martinelli is a Senior Producer at Futuro Media, where she also produced the Pultizer Prize-winning podcast Suave.

The Last Cup is a dual language limited series from NPR and Futuro Studios. All episodes are available in English and Spanish. Listen to the Spanish versions here.