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FIFA World Cup Final Highlights: Lionel Messi’s Argentina Beat France, Win Their 3rd Ever WC Trophy

By: Divya Thearia

19 December 2022 (New Delhi): This time, hearts were not broken, but records were. This time he not only won hearts and love but also titles and awards. This time the wait did not increase, but the stature and greatness increased. All this happened in the name of only one person: Lionel Messi. The prayers of crores of fans around the world, including Argentina, finally worked, but not only prayers; Messi, who has proven greatness on the basis of his hard work for many years, himself has given his opinion on the debate of the greatest player of all time with the most brilliant performance in the biggest match. The last seal on the name has been put. Along with making Argentina the world champion after 36 years, Messi captured the Golden Ball by winning Player of the Tournament.

Lionel Messi had said before the World Cup final that this would be the last match of his World Cup career, and everyone was waiting for Messi to show his magic for the last time in the blue and white jersey. will make Argentina the world champion. It was already decided to a large extent that Messi is the best player in this tournament, but the final was still pending. Messi finally proved by showing his charisma in the final that he was the biggest player at this World Cup.

It was enough for Messi to make Argentina the world champion, but with the performance with which he made the team champion from the first match of the tournament till the final, he had to get the golden trophy of the player of the tournament. Despite missing out on winning the title in the 2014 final, Messi received the Golden Ball Award for the first time. Now this time also, he created history by winning this award. He became the first player in World Cup history to win two Golden Balls.

Messi’s performance in figures

Messi, playing his last World Cup, played exactly as if he were playing for the first or second time and is exactly a 24- or 25-year-old player who is at the peak of his game. Messi scored the most goals for Argentina in the entire tournament, out of which two came in the final itself. He finished second on the list of most goals after Kylian Mbappe. Along with this, 3 assists were also recorded in his name. Along with winning Player of the Match in the final, he won this award five times in a total of seven matches and was thus elected Player of the Tournament.

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