The final between Argentina and France was truly the best match ever.
France's Mbappe notched a hat-trick, but Messi also grinned in his final World Cup with two goals, tying his all-time highs in offensive points.
This is Reporter Kim Hyeong-yeol.
Messi, who played in the 26th game, the most in World Cup history, led the atmosphere from the beginning.
When Di María won the penalty, he calmly scored the opening goal as a kicker in the 23rd minute.
He compiled the most offensive points of all time with his 12th goal and 20th offensive point in his World Cup career.
In the 36th minute, on a counterattack from Messi's deft pass, Di María scored an extra goal from Macalister's cross.
France, who was dragged out without recording a single shot in the first half, counterattacked fiercely with Mbappe at the fore.
Mbappe announced the chase with a penalty kick in the 35th minute of the second half, and a minute later, he received a pass from Thuram and fired a picturesque right-footed volley.
With Mbappe's drive, the match quickly went back to square one, and Messi's mid-range shot was blocked by a save in the second half of extra time, and both teams went into overtime.
Even in extra time, Messi was the first to exert his strength.
A left-footed volley was blocked by goalkeeper Lloris in the 2nd minute of the second half of extra time, but 1 minute later, the goal was fired.
When the goalkeeper blocked a teammate's shot, he quickly connected it with a right-footed shot, crossed the goal line, and cheered enthusiastically.
But Mbappe again disrupted Messi's coronation.
In the 13th minute of the second half of extra time, he succeeded in winning a penalty kick that he earned himself and took it to a penalty shootout.
Mbappe scored a hat-trick in the final and scored eight goals in the tournament, surpassing Messi as the top scorer.
In the penalty shoot-out, Mbappe and Messi scored goals side by side, but Argentina goalkeeper Martinez blocked France's second kicker Comang's shot, and the game began to tilt further.
France bowed its head, missing the third kicker, Chua Meni, and Argentina, without making a single mistake, confirmed the championship with the goal of the fourth kicker, Montiel, and hugged each other to celebrate their third championship in 36 years.
After winning his last World Cup, his last match, Messi smiled broadly and waved his hand at the adoring fans.
Messi, who won the tournament MVP and Golden Ball for the second time after 2014, kissed the World Cup trophy that was missing in his soccer life and finished a splendid last dance.
The soccer festival that heated up the global village over the past month ended grandly with the soccer god completing the myth.