Argentina have won the 2022 World Cup after a thrilling penalty shoot-out victory against France in an astonishing final.
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Gonzalo Montiel’s spot kick sealed a 4-2 win in the shoot-out for the South American side at Qatar’s 89,000-capacity Lusail Stadium on Sunday after the two teams were tied at 3-3 at the end of extra time.
Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi has quashed speculation and pledged to continue playing for his country, despite realising his lifetime ambition of winning the sport’s biggest prize.
“I want to play a few more games as a world champion. I was lucky to clinch every title in my career, this was the only one missing,” he told reporters. “I want to take this one there [to Argentina] and enjoy it with everybody else,”Messi said.
Messi, now indisputably one of the greatest players the game has ever seen, had said the tournament in Qatar would be his last World Cup.
Lionel Messi said , “It’s crazy that it happened this way. I wanted it very much. I knew that God was going to give it to me, I had a presentiment that it was going to be this way. Now to enjoy it.”
“He made himself want but here he came. Look what this cup is, it’s beautiful. We suffered a lot, but we made it. We can’t wait to be in Argentina to see how crazy it’s going to be that,”Messi added.