this is bbc news i'm shaun ley. the headlines at ten a british man has been convicted of planning a terror attack in westminster and of making bombs for the taliban. two people have died and 12 others have been injured after a collision between a bus and a lorry in cambridgeshire. the us supreme court upholds donald trump's ban on people from a number of muslim majority countries travelling to the united states. prince william has been visiting israel. he paid his respects at the world holocaust remembrance centre injerusalem, and called for peace in the region i know i share a desire with all of you — and with your neighbours — for a just and lasting peace. as uk temperatures exceed 30 degrees for the first time this year, the met office issues a yellow health warning because of heatwave conditions lasting until thursday evening. that is a good cross. brilliantly finished! and argentina are through to last 16 in the world cup after a late
goal against nigeria. a british man has been found guilty of planning a terror attack in westminster and making bombs for the taliban. khalid ali was arrested in april last year in parliament street, where he was caught carrying three knives. he had recently returned from afghanistan, where he made and detonated bombs. a jury at the old bailey convicted him of preparing an act of terrorism in the uk, and two counts of possessing an explosive substance with intent. our correspondent leila nathoo was in court. no, simon. there was no reaction at all for khalid ali when he heard those verdicts. it's been a three—week trial here at the old bailey. the jury tookjust over two days to convict him, but that rather dramatic footage that you saw there of khalid ali being arrested in
whitehall back in april of last year, you remember the context of that was just after the westminster bridge terror attacks, and it was those knives he was carrying, the three knives along with the fact that he had carried out surveillance of the area in previous days and the month before at a demonstration that led the jury to convict him of planning a terror attack intending to target a police officer, a member of the military or an mp on the day that he was apprehended by armed police. but as you heard he'd also taken himself to afghanistan some six years earlier, disappearing from the family home in north london, telling his family he was taking on plumbing work in birmingham and in fact he made his way to afghanistan where as you heard from daniel he became a bomb maker. all through his trial khalid ali's defence was that he had in fact gone to pakistan as a tourist, had been held under duress against his will, held captive and forced to make those bomb component parts that his fingerprints were found
on in order to prove that he was not a british spy. the jury here at the old bailey clearly rejected that defence from khalid ali. he will now be sentenced next month. two men have been killed and 12 others injured, in a crash between a double—decker bus and a lorry in cambridgeshire. police say five of those caught up in the accident on the a47 have serious injuries. our correspondentjo black reports. just after 7:30am, the emergency services were called to this, a terrible crash between a ali—tonne lorry and a double—decker bus on the busy a47 near guyhirn in cambridgeshire. two men, the bus driver, in his 50s, from norfolk, and a passenger, a man in his 70s from northamptonshire, both died at the scene. 12 others who were also on the bus were wounded, some of them seriously.
when we're talking about, a hgv, articulated lorry, and a double—decker bus, two very, very big vehicles on the road there, possibly the biggest vehicles on the road. for me, i'm astounded there wasn't more casualties. the crash, which involved a bretts lorry, happened just behind me near the firm's distribution centre. it's thought the bus collided into the side of the hgvjust as it was pulling out of the company's yard. in a statement, the bus company first eastern counties said they were shocked and saddened by what happened. and say their thoughts are with the families of the deceased, and they will be offering their support at this difficult time. investigations into why this happened are now under way and in the meantime, police are appealing for witnesses and any drivers who may have dashcam footage of the incident. jo black, bbc news. the us supreme court has upheld president trump's travel ban targeting several muslim—majority countries.
the 5—4 ruling by the conservative majority gives president trump a big victory and — for the time being — ends a fight in the lower courts over whether the policy represented an unlawful ban on muslims. the president praised the supreme court's decision. today's supreme court ruling just coming out. a tremendous success and victory for the american people, and for our constitution. this is a great victory for our constitution. we have to be tough, and we have to be safe and we have to be secure. at a minimum, we have to make sure that we vet people coming into the country. we know who is coming in, we know where they are coming from. we just had to know who is coming here. the ruling shows that all of
the attacks from the media and the democrat politicians are wrong, and they turned out to be very wrong. and what we are looking for as republicans, i can tell you, if strong borders, no crime. what the democrats are looking at is open borders, which will bring tremendous crime. it will bring ms 13 and lots of others that we don't want to have in our country. it will bring tremendous crime. the duke of cambridge has met the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, on the third day of his tour of the middle east. the prince, who's the first member of the royal family to visit israel and the palestinian territories, also went to the world holocaust remembrance centre injerusalem. during a speech at the uk embassy in tel aviv, the duke stressed the importance of building ties between the two states. this region has a complicated and tragic history. in the past century the people of the middle east have suffered great sadness and loss. never has hope and reconciliation been more needed. i know i share a desire with all of you — and with
your neighbours — for a just and lasting peace. the united kingdom stands with you as we work together for a peaceful and prosperous future. our correspondent injerusalem, yolande knell has been explaining the importance of the duke's visit. this historic royal trip to israel began in quite a conventional way for a vip with the prince going to the holocaust museum, something he described as very moving. he then paid courtesy calls to the israeli prime minister and his wife, to the israeli president, but made no official comments there. before we saw a much more relaxed—looking prince on the coast where he was meeting young arab and jewish israeli children playing in a soccer match together. the prince joined them for a penalty shoot out and managed to score two goals albeit against a 13—year—old goalkeeper and then he headed off to the beach where we saw him hanging out with surfers and the like.
british diplomats would really like these to be the kinds of images that prevail here. when he goes to ramallah in the west bank tomorrow as well he's also going to be meeting young people, attending cultural events. they say they hope he will get a sense of the buzz of this city when he visits, because of course british royal visits are supposed to be strictly nonpolitical, but this is a place where it is very politicized just because of the long—running israel— palestinian conflict. stay with us because we will be joined from bbc one. you are watching bbc news. tonight at 10pm. a member of the taliban is convicted of plotting a knife attack on mps and police outside the houses of parliament. khalid ali had been under surveillance since the fbi linked him to bombs found in afghanistan.
his focus was on police officers, our security services, the military or parliamentarians. so at an appropriate time, using armed police, he was intercepted and arrested in whitehall. the man had been detained after his mother alerted police when she discovered a store of knives in his bedroom. we'll have the details. also tonight. british motor manufacturers express their alarm about the brexit process, as the government insists it is listening to their concerns. firefighters are struggling to contain the flames on saddleworth moor, after a day of extreme temperatures in parts of the uk. a special report from the mexican border, on the impact of president trump's immigration policy on families waiting to claim asylum. commentator: good cross... brilliantly finished! and a last gasp goal rescues argentina, as they qualify for the next round of the world cup. later in the hour we will be live in
moscow with sportsday and all of the day's results at the world cup. denmark and france go through from group c. good evening. a man from north london who was arrested near downing street armed with knives has been found guilty of plotting an attack on politicians and the police. khalid ali, who's 28, was detained last year after his mother called police to report that she'd found knives in his bedroom. he'd recently returned to the uk from afghanistan, and he told police he'd fought british troops and detonated hundreds of bombs. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford has the story. shouting: on the floor!
get on the floor! have you got him? the moment when armed officers stopped an al-qaeda supporter launching a knife attack on whitehall. do you have anything on you that may hurt anyone else? it was april last year, barely a month after the traumatic westminster bridge attack. another knife... third knife. khalid ali was carrying three brand—new knives that he bought just two hours earlier. born in saudi arabia to a somali father and ethiopian mother, he grew up in north london, and first came to the security services' attention on an aid convoy to gaza in 2010. taking it to the next level. one love. that's the real thing about this kind of mission... kieran turner helped organise the convoy and remembers ali well. at that point i thought, nice young man. this is going to be one of the people that's fun to travel with. he was... he had a sense of humour. i remember him because he always smiled.
but there were die—hard extremists on the convoy, such as thomas evans, who died fighting in kenya, and within a few months khalid ali was in afghanistan where he joined al-qaeda leader. the americans found his fingerprints on these detonators and remote controls. in police interviews he admitted setting off hundreds of bombs himself. in 2016, khalid ali suddenly returned to heathrow, where his fingerprints were taken. in 2016, khalid ali suddenly returned to heathrow, where his fingerprints were taken. these matched prints kept by the fbi at a huge warehouse of improvised bombs from war zones. now being kept under surveillance, he was seen near downing street last march and outside mi6 last april. his mother later warning police she had found knives in his room. but that very same day, he bought three more knives and headed to westminster, dropping his phone in the river thames and his tube ticket in a rubbish bin. having dumped all the evidence and now carrying just an empty
backpack and three knives, khalid ali headed towards whitehall and downing street. he was armed and ready. but by this point, so were the police. that's when we decided to act. up until that time, we were managing the risk. we were using various techniques to manage that risk. but he was arrested at the appropriate time it using armed police officers. shouting. the al-qaeda bomb maker had been stopped just 200 metres from downing street. detectives believe he had planned to stab a police officer or an mp. daniel sandford, bbc news, whitehall. the prime minister has come under more pressure today from business leaders, this time from the british motor industry, who warned that their concerns over the brexit process were not being addressed. the latest figures suggest that levels of investment in the motor industry have fallen sharply.
the society of motor manufacturers and traders said investement in new models and factory improvements was nearly £650 million in the first six months of last year. whereas for the same period this year investment was only around £350 million, a slump of around 50%. ministers say that securing a good deal for the motor industry with the best possible access to european markets is one of the biggest goals in the brexit negotiations, as our economics editor kamal ahmed explains. he was hoping for a good day at the office — telling the car industry gathered in london the government was committed to a deal with the eu which would be positive for business. but when it came to questions for the transport secretary, the unhappiness of the audience was clear. see the man circled with the white hair? that'sjohn neill, the boss of unipart — one of britain's biggest car parts suppliers. we get mixed messages from the cabinet. interesting comment from one cabinet minister, that business can f—off,
which is not going to be very well received in global boardrooms. when will we get an absolutely unambiguous and consistent message from the cabinet, that says you are determined and committed to achieve frictionless trade and fast trade through the borders? every single member of the cabinet would say they want frictionless trade with the european union. we believe it's in their interest, we believe it's in our interest, we believe it's in our mutual interest that that should be the case. the "f—off"john neill was referring to was supposedly said by this man, borisjohnson. today he was asked in parliament, was that really his attitude to business? i don't think anybody could doubt the passionate support of this government for business, and it may be — it may be that from time to time i have expressed scepticism about some of the views of those who profess to speak up for business. this is all about the biggest car—makers in britain, which employ tens of thousands of people. i asked the head of bmw if border
costs could increase, would prices rise for consumers? so that's a potential risk. something that we'd like to avoid, because this is a competitive market. our customers have expectations as to the value in their car. they see innovation and technology as having a value. i can tell you, i've never heard of one that says there is a value in customs. that's something that they're probably not prepared to pay for. the man who has spoken to each of thejapanese car giant in the uk raised similar concerns. access to the european market is one of the most important motivations for japanese industry investing in the uk. now, if that is endangered, that will have to come into their calculation. but we do not know that for certain today, and that's what we call uncertainty. car—makers want smooth production, but they know tensions are growing
between many of them and the government. brexit is at its core, and to that there is no imminent solution. kamal ahmed, bbc news. let's have a brief look at some of the day's other news. michael dowden, the firefighter who led the initial response to the blaze at grenfell tower, has told the official inquiry he was "out of his comfort zone", when dealing with the rapidly—spreading fire. he said he quickly became concerned that the blaze was burning through cladding panels in an " when shown footage from the night of the fire, mr dowden became upset, which led to the inquiry being suspended for half an hour. two people have died after a lorry and a double—decker bus collided with each other on a busy road in cambridgeshire. the bus driver and a passenger in his 70s were killed, with 12 others left injured, several of them seriously. a french couple who murdered a 20—year—old nanny at their home in south—west london will serve at least 30 years in prison. sabrina kouider and ouissem medouni
had blamed each other for killing sophie lionnet. the taxi hailing firm uber has got its licence back to operate in london. but it has been warned it is on probation for the next 15 months. transport for london refused to renew its licence when it ran out last september, saying the firm was not "fit and proper" to operate, due to safety concerns. it's been the hottest day of the year so far, and as temperatures continue to rise, the met office has issued a health alert. a fire has devastated parts of saddleworth moor in the north—west of england, and police have warned about open—water swimming, after a man drowned and a child is still missing. our correspondent danny savage has the latest. on the pennine moors east of manchester, a huge area of plans is on fire. the smoke can be seen for miles, it's been burning since
sunday. gamekeepers, farmers and firefighters are trying to put out the blaze. we've never seen anything like it. last night 30 foot flames coming straight towards us. we nearly had a cult, but it's back. as a result, visibility and air quality has deteriorated in surrounding villages and towns. while most of britain is basking under blue skies, large parts of greater manchester are shrouded in smoke. further south in stoke—on—trent, the search has continued for a missing boy at westport lake. police say ryan evans disappeared after he got into difficulty. two other boys managed to get to safety. as temperatures soared today, gritters were deployed in dorset to stop roads from melting. in our seaside resorts like blackpool, the conditions couldn't be better. usually down south you get all the hot weather but this
time blackpool has got it and it's absolutely fantastic for the northwest. for the hottest weather, west is best over the next few days as the heatwave continues. danny savage, bbc news, blackpool. italy has reached a deal with malta to end the ordeal of a rescue ship, stranded for nearly a week with more than 230 migrants on board. the lifeline is one of several ships rescuing migrants from the mediterranean that's been rejected from ports on the european mainland, as tensions over migration reach new levels. italy's interior minister has accused the charity—run ships of operating a "taxi service" for migrants, as our correspondent gavin lee reports from another charity ship, the aquarius. this has been life on board the lifeline for six days. more than 200 migrants who left libyan shores, saved by the charity run rescue ship
and now stranded. this evening malta said it might accept them but only if other eu countries agree to take some of the migrants on board. these migrants disembarking from a merchant ship in sicily this morning. the country deputy prime minister matteo salvini says he's putting an end to the ships docking. translation: the foreign ngos with foreign personnel, foreign finance, will never again docked in italian ports. i've said it and will repeat it easily. the aquarius has returned to search and rescue operations off the libyan coast a week after being refused entry to italy and malta when it was forced to take 630 migrants to spain. the rescue team has been at sea off the coast of libya for two days and in that time there have been ten migrant boats in trouble. all of them intercepted by the libyan coast guard and taken
into detention centres in libya. the crew claim italy has breached international maritime law by not involving them or other ngos and rescue missions. to be here and save lives and the obstructed as we are now, it's extremely difficult. we can't turn our to people in distress. tonight the aquarius crew is heading out of libyan waters on the way to marseille for fuel. after saving 30,000 lives in three years, the future of these missions is uncertain. gavin lee, bbc news, the aquarius. the migration crisis looks set to dominate the agenda when european union leaders gather on thursday. the member states will attempt to establish a joint position to tackle migration, an issue which has caused sharp divisions across the union, and led to a surge in anti—immigrant and far—right political movements across the continent. tonight, we consider the view from austria, where the chancellor sebastian kurz played a key role in shutting down the migrant route in 2015. our europe editor katya adler is in vienna.
let's talk about the way these leaders consider the potential damage of the continued crisis with migration. absolutely. we heard from jean—claude juncker to —— to migration. absolutely. we heard from jean—claudejuncker to —— to do who said the european union was becoming increasingly fragile. i don't think it will lead to the break—up of the european union but i think it is certainly putting pressure on the idea of all for one and one for all, that i diop political unity. why am i saying that? because at the height of the crisis back in 2015, we saw migration shine a light and european disunity rather than unity —— that idea of political unity. we have just heard just know that austria is also —— from italy, and austria is
also —— from italy, and austria is also known for tough policies. it held a high—profile military exercise involving soldiers and police role—playing, pushing migrants back over the border into neighbouring slovenia. the government here very famously includes a hard right anti—immigration party and it is poised on sunday to take over the rotating presidency of the european union. illegal migrants, keep them out— one way of wrapping up its presidency priorities. government sources here in via vienna tonight say they feel increasingly supported by other eu nations like in central and eastern europe, and in denmark as well, they said it would prefer pan european policies to support it, but until they are able and willing, they are happy to do it themselves. katya adler, thank you. in the united states, the authorities have said that they will no longer prosecute immigrantfamilies coming across the mexican border, but those families will still face immigration detention, and hundreds of children remain in camps, separated from their parents.
the bbc has found families who have been waiting for weeks to claim asylum, close to the border in nogales. they're now fearful they'll also be separated when they enter the us. our correspondent aleem maqbool reports from the border between mexico and arizona. this is what continues to bring heartache and tension — a border that led to some families being split and left others fearful of the same fate. on the mexican side, immigrants fleeing persecution used to be able to walk up and claim asylum. now, suddenly, they are being made to wait. edith has been here with her family for two weeks. she's heard all about what's been going on in the us with immigrant parents being separated from their children. she's petrified, but says she has no choice. translation: we just can't live in my town any more. my husband was recently assassinated, and we are under threat. i wish america was more welcoming.
we're not coming to harm anyone. and we've since been able to verify that edith's husband was indeed killed in april, and that one of her sons is missing. she's anxious because she knows in the us they've been putting immigrant children into detention camps. this is footage from inside a tent city that's been created close to the border in texas. often, immigrant parents separated from their children after entering the us are in even told where their children have been sent. as we walk over... but while some see the policy as having been barbaric, others are not so critical of donald trump's hardline stance. jim chilton owns a huge ranch on the us side that for miles neighbours mexico. the border here, though, is a pretty flimsy barbed wire fence. jim secretly filmed hundreds of people coming through it and illegally traipsing over his land. he thinks the criticism of his president over separating immigrant families has been unfair.
if a person commits a crime in the united states, they are separated from their children. i weep for americans being separated from their children, and the children in particular. it's important to follow the law. this is america. americans who have committed crimes get separated from their children, but they know where their children are — they can contact them, they can know about their welfare. that's not happening in these cases. perhaps they ought to think two or three times before they come into the united states, knowing what the issue is. it's easy. even a 79—year—old can get in and out of the country, easily. and with that, jim shows me why he's glad donald trump is focusing more on border security. see you soon. it's not so easy for those not wanting to break the law.
we saw families having to meet at the border under —— who under the trump administration told us they have little hope of being officially united. well, it's always been part of america's promised to take into its borders immigrants who are in need, and president trump says as long as people do things legally, they're fine — except all around right now we can see the cases of those trying to do things by the book who are nevertheless facing obstacles and suffering because of current policies. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in nogales, on the us—mexican border. the us supreme court has upheld president trump's controversial travel ban on people from several countries with large muslim populations. the ruling is being seen as one of the most significant moments of mr trump's presidency so far,
and the president described it as a "profound vindication". our north america editor jon sopel is at the supreme court in washington. jon and you categorise this victory? i think it is a very big victory for donald trump. —— how would you categorise this victory? when the verdict came out, one word, he said a tremendous victory and a profound vindication. you will remember the chaos brought around by the travel ban when it was introduced. it has been highly controversial. what the supreme court had to judge between was on the one hand, was this donald trump acting in an unconstitutional way by effectively trying to ban muslims? or was this him acting in the best interests of the national security of the united states of america? on that, the supreme court has ruled he was within his powers, it was within his remit, to decide what was in national security interests, and on those grounds he has one. a very narrow victory, 5—4
by the supreme courtjustices, and of course opponents are saying this is giving a big green light to bigotry, bias, and they are very unhappy about it, but having taken the heat he has over what is going on at the mexican border, tonight what has happened here at the supreme what has happened here at the supreme court will feel like a very big victory indeed. jon, many thanks again, for the latest air from washington, jon sopel. —— latest there from washington, jon sopel. the former archbishop of glasgow, who was the most senior catholic in scotland, has apologised and spoken of his "deep shame" while giving evidence at an inquiry into alleged child abuse at homes run by nuns. mario conti is the most seniorfigure so far to appear at the inquiry. our scotland correspondent lorna gordon has this report. for eight weeks now, the scottish child abuse inquiry has been looking into allegations of abuse at residential homes run by the sisters of nazareth. today, 84—year—old archbishop mario conti, seen here closest to the camera,
gave his side of the story and became the most senior member of the catholic church to give evidence to the enquiry so far. helen holland was five when she entered nazareth house in kilmarnock. for her, she says it was a place of cruelty and violence. i remember being kicked to the point where i almost felt like i was going to pass out, being sexually abused and told it was the devil that was inside of you. children were controlled by absolute fear. children were terrified all the time. the scale of the alleged abuse came to light two decades ago in a bbc documentary from the time. the then bishop conti suggested some of those claiming to have been abused were motivated by money. there are some people before whom lawyers have been dangling a pot of gold. there are a whole range of possible motives. i am simply saying that some people have been making fantastical accusations against the sisters. archbishop conti told the enquiry he would not use that phrasing now. 20 years on from those comments, he said he was deeply ashamed
of what has been revealed to have happened. he said he was sorry, and he asked for forgiveness. for helen, the apology didn't go far enough. i feel upset, to be totally honest with you. i was hoping that there would be compassion towards survivors, and i would love to believe they feel that way. but the truth is i don't. i feel disappointed. the archbishop described allegations of a cover—up of abuse claims by the catholic church as unfair, but he will hope his testimony goes some way towards reconciliation with those who say they've been abused while in the care of catholic orders. the national health service is celebrating its 70th birthday, but it was not the only part of the welfare state to be created in 19118 — the social care system was established too. and today, leading researchers are warning the nhs is at risk without adequate funding
for social care. their report estimates a funding shortfall for social care in england of £18 billion by 2030, the result of successive governments failing to implement reforms. over two decades there have been 12 green and white parliamentary papers, in addition to five independent commissions, into reforming social care. the report says that none has delivered major change, and the next government initiative in autumn needs to achieve more. our social affairs correspondent alison holt reports. archive: mrs firm is being attended to by someone from the old people's personal hygiene service... the early days of the care system born alongside the national health service in 19118. a glimpse of changes which would transform the lives of mrs finn and many others. the care of old people's health is also the concern of the local authority. but over time the split between a free nhs and a means—tested care system run by councils has, according to today's report,
led to fundamental unfairness. as michael basford, who grew up with the cradle—to—grave promises made then has discovered aged 83, and with dementia. it's like michael is walking into a fog, and you can't quite hold onto him. as the years go by, he gets deeper and deeper into that fog, and there's nothing you can do about it. michael's wife linda looked after him for years, but when she could no longer cope he moved to a residential home. that costs £800 a week. do you want to have another spoonful for me? although he qualifies for council help, they still pay £550 a week from their dwindling savings. because he drew the short straw, and has dementia and not some other terminal illness, he's having to pay for his treatment, because his treatment is social care. so these are some of the old reports... 70 years ago, people didn't live as long and conditions like dementia weren't a major issue.
now they are, and charities like this describe the care system which provides so much of the support needed as underfunded and in crisis. when the system was set up in 19118, nobody intended to create a separate system for people with one disease rather than another. we've got that by accident rather than design. it needs to change now. june shephard also grew up in the 40s, but at 83 she's helping tackle one of the other major problems facing the care system. how are you today? 0h, not too bad. she's a care worker, and in a sector which struggles to recruit and keep staff, she wants to encourage others to take on the role. i think it's very important to be part of the community. i think a lot of younger people would enjoy it, really. she says people want to know help will be there when it's needed. from the cradle to the grave, there should be dignity always.
the government says it is put extra money into care and will announce plans for reforming the system in the autumn. and although so much has changed over time, the importance of getting that right remains the same. archive: for him it's not the housework she does that counts, but the friendly human contact. alison holt, bbc news. the duke of cambridge has become the first member of the british royal family to visit israel, he'll visit the palestinian territories later this week. this report by our royal correspondent nicholas witchell contains some flash photography. in the hall of remembrance at yad vashem, prince william joined an act of commemoration, at israel's memorial to the 6 millionjewish people who were slaughtered by the nazis in the holocaust. we unite with the blessed memory of 6 million of our people who died a martyrs' death at the hands
of the german nazis and their collaborators. william laid his wreath and stood for several moments in silence. the first official royal visit to israel has been a long time in coming, butjewish leaders say it is appreciated. this is a historic day. the excitement is felt throughout israel, and britain, around the jewish world. just to see prince william here is something very, very special. there was a courtesy call on israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu, and on the israeli president reuven rivlin.
who asked william to convey his hopes for peace to the palestinian president, mahmoud abbas, when he meets him tomorrow. that aspiration for peace featured in a speech tonight at the british embassy in tel aviv, when william spoke of his hope that conflict might be ended. never has hope and reconciliation be more needed. as never has hope and reconciliation been more needed. i know i share a desire with all of you, and with your neighbours, for a just and lasting peace. tomorrow william will visit the most important of those neighbours, the palestinian territories. it will be an opportunity for him to gauge what chance there is of those hopes for peace being realised. nicholas witchell, bbc news, jerusalem. some football news. argentina have narrowly avoided an embarrassing early exit from the world cup, but the side's star player, lionel messi, has been criticised by some for a lacklustre performance in the tournament.
richard conway has all the action from st petersburg. "there's only one lionel messi." well, not in st petersburg today. with argentina's world cup hopes hanging by a thread, some looked for divine intervention. but it is messi who remained a beacon of hope to young and old alike, in what has so far been a disappointing world cup for his country. well, it's not long now until kick—off, and these argentina fans are determined that their world cup journey will not attend just yet.