Argentina beats France in 2022 World Cup final

Lionel Messi celebrates Argentina’s title. (Martin Meissner/AP)

Argentina fans dominated the packed crowd at Lucille Stadium on Sunday, with plenty of neutral supporters throwing their weight behind. La Albiceleste Football legend Lionel Messi is hoping to finally lift the World Cup trophy.

They were not disappointed.

Sunday’s game in Qatar ended in glory for Messi and played a fitting climax to his extraordinary career.

Messi opened the scoring with a penalty kick in the first half, making history by becoming the first player to score in every phase of the competition.

He scored again in the second period of extra time to inspire a stunned Argentina side from France’s lightning-quick comeback.

With all the pressure on the 35-year-old during the penalty shootout, the exhausted veteran coolly deposited the ball into the back of the net.

Moments later, Argentina’s talisman celebrated with his teammates and held aloft the World Cup trophy that has symbolized him throughout a storied career.

A sublime final performance moved Messi into the favorite for the Ballon d’Or, which is awarded to the tournament’s best player.

It’s hard to imagine a better way to sum up the World Cup career of a man considered one of the greatest of all time.

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