- On Sunday, Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball as the player is indeed the finest player at the World Cup.
- After leading Argentina to victory at the World Cup in Qatar as their captain, Lionel Messi has said he has no plans to retire from playing for Argentina’s national team.
- With eight goals throughout the competition, Mbappe was awarded the Golden Boot as the tournament’s leading scorer.
After guiding Argentina to victory over France in the World Cup final on Sunday, Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball, which is given to the player deemed to be the tournament’s finest player.
Messi scored three times in the championship game in Doha, bringing his total for the tournament to seven goals. He also scored one of Argentina’s four goals in the shootout, which they used to defeat France 4-2 on penalties after the game ended 3-3 in extra time.
Messi won the accolade for best player of the tournament, while Kylian Mbappe, his heir apparent, won the Golden Boot for scoring the most goals in the competition with eight of his own.
Lionel Messi draped in #FIFAWorldCup immortality 💫🏆 pic.twitter.com/WBx4jUIUQ7— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 19, 2022
Emiliano Martinez of Argentina was named the winner of the Golden Glove award, whilst Enzo Fernandez was named the winner of the Best Young Player award.
In a spectacular career that has lasted 3 decades, Lionel Messi has won 37 club championships, 7 Ballon d’Or medals, and 6 European Golden Boots. His career has also been recognised with six European Golden Boots.
It includes a list comprising solid records that may never be broken again, along with a Copa America championship, an Olympic gold medal, and other accomplishments.
During the course of 120 enthralling minutes at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday night, Messi successfully closed the single remaining blank in his resume, which was the absence of a World Cup title, by leading Argentina to victory.
Whether or whether Messi really is the “best ever” is a debate that is as endless as the response is controversial; it is a game of charades that comes down to what each individual considers to be the “greatest ever.”
What is certain, though, is that Messi has accomplished more than his other strong competitors for the title of “Greatest of All Time” in terms of both the number and diversity of his exploits.
During his prime years with Barcelona, the Argentine frequently attained the summit of European club football, winning four trophies in the Champions League, which is generally considered to be a more technically advanced competition than international football.
The streak of four consecutive victories at the World Cup that Europe had been on since 2006 came to an end. Brazil was the most recent nation to win the South American title, and they did it when the event was being held in Asia in 2002 when Japan and South Korea were the hosts.
In Qatar, Argentina was able to defend the title it won in Copa América a year ago, which was the country’s first major prize since 1993.
Messi’s international career, which is far from over, has reached quite the pinnacle at this point. After the game, he remarked that he would want to keep playing for the national team going forward.