On an electric night, sky blue is the color.
Today, Argentina ended their 36-year wait for World Cup glory with a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over France in an intriguing final.
Much of the build-up was dominated by talk of Lionel Messi legacy and Kylian Mbappe ascendancy to throne – he has been labeled a ‘heir’ for a long time.
This World Cup is, and has been, all about Messi after he has announced this would “surely” be his last World Cup.
However, the World Cup final is all about Messi and Mbappe – a ‘king’ and a ‘heir’ coming on throne.
The World Cup final is what sent millions of fans around the world into frenzy as dramas and tensions run down the spine of everyone.
What has long been missing in the diminutive Lionel Messi’s career 35-year-old is now found.
On the grand finale, his first-half penalty put his country in front, before Angel Di Maria doubled the lead before the break.
Then Les Blues who were a shadow of the side that went all the way four years ago for much of the match roared back as Kylian Mbappe stepped up and scored twice in the space of 97 seconds to send it to extra-time.
It remained level at the midway stage, as Messi put Argentina in front once more as ball just crosses line despite Upamecano clearance, but Mbappe stepped up again with another penalty to seal a stunning hat-trick as it finished 3-3.
Argentina going on to win stopped Kylian Mbappe from becoming the youngest double champion since Pele.
On the night histories were made, records are meant to be broken. Lionel Messi becomes 9th player in history to win World Cup, Champions League and Ballon d’Or.
Mbappe scores first hat-trick in World Cup final bringing his goal tally to eleven goals in only two World Cup appearances.
Despite Mbappe’s heroic performances, Lionel Messi crowned his glittering career with victory in the World Cup on Sunday as Argentina beat France on penalties in a final for the ages, triumphing 4-2 after Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick ensured the game ended level following extra time.
This World Cup has been a revelation in a tournament that sees Emiliano Martínez bags the Golden Glove; he was on the bench for a decade at Arsenal, today, he is a World Cup Champion. Enzo Fernandez wins FIFA Young Player Award.
Mbappe bags Golden Boot while Messi wins Golden Ball – becoming the first player to win World Cup Player of the Tournament twice.
The Jules Rimet Trophy triumph for Messi though has seen him get one over on long-time foe Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi appears to have finally settled the debate over who the best footballer of all time is after winning the World Cup in Qatar.
Finally for Messi and Argentina, the wait is over. No one could imagine they would be crowned winners after being flogged by Saudi Arabia in their opening World Cup match.
In Doha, Qatar, the destiny of Lionel Messi is fulfilled; bringing the world to his feet, winning over his country men and women, winning Qatar – the host country and winning FOOTBALL!