FIFA World Cup 2022 Final Argentina vs France: Messi Grabs the World Cup and Completed Football

Lionel Messi lifted the World Cup for the first time and completed football as Argentina defeated France in 2022 FIFA World Cup final.

Lionel Messi was the subject of panning cameras. Wasn’t this supposed to be his night? that evening when he finished football. the accomplishment of a career that, up to that point, had won every team and individual trophy but one.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Final Argentina vs France: Messi grabs the World Cup and Completed Football

However, Messi’s smile in the 81st minute was one of acceptance for the terrible reality. Would 2014 come around again? Was the entire competition, with all the brilliant theatrics he’d displayed on the field, going to be for nothing? Had the World Cup really slipped through his fingers once more? Was this just another sobering reminder that sports don’t really care about a joyful conclusion? The French players were wheeling away in celebration a few yards away from him. Argentina had dominated the entire final, but Kylian Mbappe had equalized for France.

It must have been heartbreaking for Messi, Argentina, and their boisterous fans in Doha and beyond to relive the memories. The storyline appeared uncannily similar to the heartbreaks they had experienced in 2014, 2015, or even the following year. Messi had lost three significant finals matches and was in tears, thinking about retiring. Perhaps he was not, after all, the kid of destiny.

“I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football, and his name is Messi,” may have been a mistake by Diego Maradona. Yes, much more beloved than Pope, this was the most beloved deity in Argentina, and it chose his successor before he ever took the field for the World Cup. Perhaps he wasn’t the first player since Maradona and the Class of ’86 to win a global championship.

We might find out from the man himself what he was thinking when he bent down and grinned after the French equalized in the years to come, or maybe in the upcoming Apple TV documentary Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend. But one thing is certain—this Messi was very different from the snakebit teen years. The Argentine captain was in Qatar to win the World Cup, and his performance thus far had been ample proof.

Despite being knocked out in the first game of the campaign, he had led the lead with seven goals and three assists. A loss to Saudi Arabia that, in Messi’s own words, had rendered the Argentines “dead.” He would be the one to give them life. With his exquisite strike from outside the box against Mexico. using a low-precision strike within a crowded box to stop a run that the Australians were unable to stop. creating a stab no-look pass between two legs and over three defenders against the Dutch.

With the new assist of the tournament against Croatia, he outran and outwitted the best center-back, who was fifteen years his junior, from close to the halfway line all the way to the six-yard box. Subsequently, when facing the French, deceiving Hugo Lloris from the spot kick. Messi was attempting to make up for his previous poor penalty conversion record in major competitions. This was him exerting every effort to force Argentina to cross the finish line. repeatedly.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Final Argentina vs France: Messi grabs the World Cup and Completed Football

At Maracana in 2014, Messi was a horrible sight, anxiously trying to find a way to score but seldom getting past the German defense. Messi was a different animal, or better yet, a wise man, in 2022. One crafty enough to select his moments according to his own footballing IQ.

like in the final, in the 108th minute. He has this gold-standard archivable video of himself from the minute where he starts waddling around the center circle, scanning 360 degrees, and accelerating. Then, all of a sudden, he’s hiding in the penalty area, ready to take advantage of a mistake made by Lloris.

Was he kidding us with that terrible tap-in that doesn’t even touch the netting? That’s the one he picked to win the biggest game of his life after a career filled with an abundance of beautiful women? The one to solidify his reputation? Undoubtedly, it was worth its weight in pure gold for the scorer, despite the fact that many would argue it was his worst goal ever on a football field. Both before and after the referee declared it a goal, Messi celebrated. Glowing, pumping his fist, kneeling, giving flying kisses, hugging, cursing, you name it. If it were any of those golazos, he would have snatched it, wouldn’t he?

.Perhaps it was just football being romantic in a funny way—his worst goal on his best night. Not yet, anyhow. Despite being raised in the romantic city of love, Kylian Mbappe didn’t seem all that similar to it. The camera followed Messi once more after he defeated Emi Martinez twice, once in extra time and once in the shootouts.

That was the first penalty he had to enter. Again, nothing special, but sufficient. Hugo Lloris made a leisurely roll of the ball-in that went one way and then back the other. Sufficient to end at 1-1. For Argentina to win 4-2, it had to be.
Although Emi Martinez emerged victorious in the shootout and Gonzalo Montiel blasted in the game-winning penalty, all eyes were on one guy. They were required to be. The first person to collapse to the ground was Lionel Andres Messi, the world champion. They would raise him to their shoulders, a la Azteca Mexico in 1986. In the end, Diego Maradona was correct. His compatriots had previously shown his successor no mercy.

“I didn’t have a good time. My loved ones and my family also did. (Argentine critics) said a lot of negative things about me and treated a generation of players unfairly. In a recent interview, Messi would admit, “I’m not spiteful.” “I consider it a victory that I was able to alter that circumstance and win over all of Argentina’s citizens.” I’m loved by 95% or 100% of Argentines now, and that’s a lovely sensation.

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