It finally happened. Lionel Messi got a World Cup title. Argentina defeated France in penalty kicks to secure their third title in the country's history. The GOAT made some solid contributions in the final, scoring two goals for Argentina.
It's been something that has eluded Messi for the longest time possible. The legendary soccer star has won seven Ballon d'Or awards, six European Golden Shoes (a record), and is a part of the Ballon d'Or Dream Team. He even won 10 La Liga trophies during his time with Barcelona. However, he's never won the World Cup for some reason.
Yet he's come close. His 2014 match against Germany went into extra time, too. The only difference was the Germans winning, 1-0. Last year, Argentina was eliminated by France in the Round of 16, 4-3. Messi tasting defeat prepared him for this moment.
It almost didn't happen this year, either. Kylian Mbappe carried France to penalty kicks, scoring a hat trick for the French. He even chipped in a penalty kick goal to make matters interesting. However, it wasn't meant to be as the Argentinians prevailed in the shootout, 4-2.
This moment was made for the GOAT. He's waited since 2006 to capture the World Cup title and he finally has it. There will never be another Lionel Messi in the game of international football, specifically after that epic World Cup Final.