Argentina and Paris Saint-German forward, Lionel Messi has now completed the fairytale end of his international football career when he led the La Abiceleste to claim the 2022 World Cup trophy.
Argentina clashed with the 2018 reigning champions [France] on Sunday, 18 December 2022, in the showpiece final of the 2022 World Cup in Doha’s Lusail Stadium.
The two sides ended the match in 3-3 draw after extra time, leading them to a penalty shootout of which the Argentines won 4-2, a painful way to settle a game that will now be talked about whenever the World Cup is discussed.
The 35-year-old Argentina rubbed his hands together in glorious anticipation of his crowning glory, donning the traditional Arab robe known as a bisht, before finally lifting the World Cup.
Messi has now achieved the dream that eluded him. The gap in his glittering collection had been filled and the set was complete after arguably the most spectacular World Cup final in history.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker can now add the World Cup to seven Ballons d’Or, four Champions Leagues, one Copa America, 10 La Liga titles with Barcelona and a Ligue 1 crown in France with Paris St-Germain.
Messi who also became the first player to score at every round of the World Cup tournament was adjudged the Best Player of the Tournament and handed the Golden Ball.
On social media, fans of the footballing icon have now settled the debate about who the greatest player is after winning the world’s golden trophy.
Source: Prince Adu-Owusu