Argentina celebrates the eternal victory of the legend Messi and "Tango" .. the best final in history
Argentine newspapers celebrated the "eternal victory of Argentina and Messi", after winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup title by defeating France on penalties on Sunday, following a 3-3 draw in regular and extra time.
As if a cry from the heart, the sports newspaper "Olé" headlined "We are the champions of the world" on its front page, amid a national consensus on the genius of Lionel Messi, who led the national team to its first title since 1986 and the third in its history.
Pictures of Messi with the trophy and another of the entire Argentine team were spread across all local media and social media, while they were crying out for joy during the post-match celebrations, which were described as an "epic final."
Argentina gave up its lead with two goals when Kylian Mbappe equalized in the 80th and 81st minutes and took the confrontation to extension, then advanced with a second goal for Messi in the match (108), but Mbappe completed the “hat-trick” in the 118th minute, so the match went to penalties.
The headline "The Eternal Glory of Messi" topped a column for "Ole" that reflects the general feeling prevailing in Argentina, which has been waiting for nearly twenty years for its star to succeed in lifting the only cup absent from its coffers, and to join the late legend Diego Maradona, who gave the country its second title in 1986.
"The trophy is missing from his record: double tears for the champion," wrote the sports network "TYC Sport".
As for the Madrid newspaper Marca, it wrote, "Well, Leo, you got your World Cup. And you deserve it," while the Argentine daily "La Nacion" sang that the national team "touches the sky."
From the "unforgettable final" to "delirium", "euphoria" and "the best final of all time", the Argentine press celebrated what coach Lionel Scaloni's men achieved in Qatar.
The "Happiness of a Country" that Clarin newspaper focused on sums up the feelings of 47 million Argentines.
Even at historic football rivals Brazil, the victory of the Argentine "brothers" was celebrated, and the news newspaper "O Globo" praised the coronation of the neighbors and joined in the praises of the "best" Messi, who "much deserved" to lift the trophy.
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