Argentina’s talisman and newly crowned World Cup winner Lionel Messi took to his Instagram page on Sunday night to immerse himself in the moment of World Cup victory in Qatar and express his gratitude to his fans, family and country, saying it was an incredible moment for him.
Messi led Argentina to defeat France to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1986, when Diego Maradona led the Argentine team to victory over West Germany.
In a stellar and exciting game, the two teams went head-to-head until the last minute with France star striker Kylian Mbappe scoring a hat-trick that leveled the score after extra time, dragging Argentina into a penalty shootout. . , where the South American team beat France 4-2, after an exciting 120 minutes of playing time that ended in a 3-3 draw.
Celebrating the victory and his team in a moment of pure, undiluted emotion, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi wrote: “WORLD CHAMPIONS! I dreamed it so many times, I wanted it so much that I still haven’t fallen. I can not believe it
“Thank you very much to my family, to all who support me and also to all who believed in us. We demonstrate once again that Argentines when we fight together and united we are capable of achieving what we set out to do.
“The merit belongs to this group, which is above individuals, it is the strength of all fighting for the same dream that was also that of all Argentines.
“We did it!!! GO DAMN ARGENTINA!!!! See you soon.”
Messi has now won one FIFA World Cup, 10 La Liga champions, eight Spanish Super Cups, seven Copa del Rey, four Champions League, three FIFA Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, one Champions League Ligue 1, a Trophe des Champion, a Copa América, an Olympic gold medal, a Finalissima, seven Ballon d’Ors (the most of any player), three times the best UEFA European player, two times the best men’s FIFA player, among others.
Messi is widely considered by many to be the greatest player of all time.