‘God of soccer’ Lionel Messi (Argentina) ended the ‘Last Dance’ with a victory. He completed his last puzzle while achieving his first World Cup victory, which he had longed for. He has been reborn as the best player of all time, writing various records at the same time.
Messi led Argentina to the championship by scoring multiple goals in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final against France held at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th.
‘Last Dance’ Messi vowed never to shed tears of sadness this time. Forgetting his painful memories of finishing runner-up even after reaching the final stage 8 years ago, he showed a strong will to return to his country with the championship. And this was evident on the pitch. He scored multiple goals in 120 minutes and calmly succeeded as the first kicker in the penalty shootout.
In the end, in addition to Messi’s performance, Argentina’s Emiliano Martinez (Argentina) showed a saving performance in the penalty shootout and overtook France and succeeded in winning the championship. It was the third time in his career (1978, 1986, 2022), and he reached the top of the world in 36 years.
Along with this, Messi achieved the first ‘Grand Slam’ in history (World Cup victory, Olympics victory, Champions League victory, Ballon d’Or award). Previously, Bobby Charlton (England), Franz Beckenbauer (Germany), Gerd Müller (Germany), Paolo Rossi (Italy), Zinedine Zidane (France), Rivaldo (Brazil), Ronaldinho (Brazil) and Kaká (Brazil) have won the Triple Crown. (Winning the World Cup, Champions League, Ballon d’Or)’, but he surpassed them. 메이저놀이터
In addition, Messi recorded 7 goals and 3 assists in 7 games, and even won the Golden Ball (Best Player) and was named the first two-time winner (2014/2022) in World Cup history. Unfortunately, Kylian Mbappe (France) completed a hat-trick in the final and scored the 8th goal, so he was unable to win the Golden Boot (top scorer).
In addition, he broke records for the most appearances (26 matches) and the longest appearance (2,314 minutes) in the World Cup. In addition to the most attack points in the World Cup (13 goals and 8 assists), he also tied for first place in the most wins (17 wins). It is no exaggeration to say that the World Cup is Messi.