The finals of the 2022 Qatar world cup has come to a an excellent conclusion with records broken and set anew. Paramount amongst them is the Lionel Messi closing an amazing competition with the bragging rights of a World Champion.
Defending champions, France gave Argentina a run for their money after falling two nil at half time courtesy a Messi penalty and a tap in by Angel Di Maria.
The Les Bleus equalized in two minutes with just about 10mins to the 90th minute mark. Killian Mbappe has starred in the action thriller with a hattrick performance to etch his name in the history books.
The 6 (3-3) goal thriller, at the end of 120minutes is now the in the record books as the only world cup final with the highest number of goals.
Argentina won on penalties after slotting in all their shots making it 5-2 on penalties. Messi has stated that this would be his final world-cup and by extension, his final game in international football.
Recognized as the best ever footballer or one of the best to ever play the game, Messi faced of with Mpabbe a clubmate and the bearer of the torch for the future as earmarked by the lot.
One can describe the final match of the 2022 Qatar world cup as the battle between the future and now.