On Sunday, December 18, the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup took place in Qatar between the national teams of Argentina and France. The main time of the game ended with the score 2:2. In extra time, the teams scored once. As a result, the Argentines turned out to be more accurate in the penalty shootout – 4:2.
The best player of the final and the entire tournament Lionel Messi shared his emotions after the victory:
“Of course, I wanted to end my career in this way, you can’t ask for more. Thank God for everything. To almost end a career this way is impressive.
What do I plan next? I was able to win the America’s Cup, the Mundial, and it happened almost at the end of my career.
I love football, it’s my life’s work. I like to defend the colors of Argentina, to be in this team. I want to experience what it’s like to play as a world champion.”
Note that earlier Messi said that he would most likely end his career in the national team after the 2022 World Cup.