Lionel Messi inspired Argentina to their first World Cup achievement since 1986 in a exciting World Cup final matchup against the reigning champions France. The 35-year-old scored two of the three goals in regulation and overtime in what was mostly regarded as his final World Cup emergence. Messi scored Argentina’s penalty and guided them to a 4-2 victory over France, who had missed two of their own in the shootout round.
There were concerning Messi’s chances of winning the award this year because to their early group-stage loss to Saudi Arabia and their loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final. The only player in FIFA history to score a goal in the group stage, Round of 16, Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Final, despite a muted start to the competition, came storming back. Messi left the world’s biggest soccer competition as the Player of the Tournament and an all-around champion.
Messi has earned major title in the world of soccer, excluding his historic World Cup victory. His squad won the La Liga league ten times and the UEFA Champions League four times during his 17-year stay with FC Barcelona. Incredibly, he scored 672 goals in just 778 games for Barcelona, and six times he took home the Ballon d’Or, soccer’s highest individual award. Messi led Argentina to their first major championship since 1993 in 2021, when they won the Copa América. Messi received the Ballon d’Or once more while playing for Paris Saint-Germain, setting a record-breaking seventh time.
Messi is not only holds the Ballon d’Or record, but he also holds other records for his club and country. Messi now owns the La Liga scoring record with 474 goals, the league’s record for hat tricks with 36, the male South American scoring record with 98 goals, and the club scoring record with 672 goals..
Messi has acquire a great number of success, records, and awards throughout the course of his career, and it seems like he hasn’t yet finished overthrow the football world. Messi plans to continue representing his country for a little while longer after realizing his childhood dream of winning the World Cup. Watching the most recent World Cup, it was obvious how happy and proud his teammates were to play with such a legend.
During the competition, Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez said as follows: “People believe France are the favorites. However, we own the best player in history. Many have lauded this World Cup Final as the best one ever since the Argentinian team as a whole was so determined to assist their captain and country win the most significant title in the world of soccer. There is little to no doubt that Messi is one of the best footballers of all time, a title he has earned with confirmation.
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