Messi signs off with his biggest win as Argentina beat France to win 2022 FIFA World Cup
Lionel Messi finally lifted the only trophy missing from his cabinet as Argentina defeated France on penalties in an all-time classic final at Lusail Stadium to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final.
The 35-year-old, who confirmed earlier that this was his last international match, joins the great Diego Maradona in delivering a World Cup to his home nation, their third in total since last winning it in 1986.
In a game of two halves, Messi and Angel Di Maria gave their side a comfortable lead before Kylian Mbappe scored twice in the dying stages of the second half to send the game into extra time.
The enthralling tussle continued for 30 more minutes as Messi looked to have sealed the win with his second goal of the game.
Mbbape once again rallied his team with his second penalty to complete his hat trick as the final headed to spot-kicks.
Emilio Martinez was the hero once again as Argentina won the shootout 4-2 to win the tournament.