China News Service, Doha, December 18th (Reporter Bian Liqun) 28 days, a time span that is not long or short.
But thinking about one-twelfth of a year, I suddenly felt that it was not too short.
But if you put this time span in the World Cup, it will feel fleeting.
So happiness is short-lived, maybe that's it?
Messi and the whole team raised the Hercules Cup together.
On the morning before the World Cup final, I once again went to the Education City in Raiyan, Qatar, to interview a little flag bearer from China.
I was in a trance when I got off the bus, the same place, the same Qatar at 10 am.
The last time I was here was the opening day of the World Cup 28 days ago, but it was like a few days ago.
In the past 28 days, the defending champion France team was in full swing and almost went to the final smoothly.
Argentina, which lost the first game, took one step at a time, and finally reached the decisive battle of dream chasing.
On the media bus on the way back, I opened the game reservation system page, which showed that I had reported as many as 24 games live, which was absolutely unimaginable in previous World Cups.
At the same time, click on the "UPCOMING" column, and it becomes empty for the first time.
Argentina beat defending champions France 7-5 on penalties to win the World Cup.
In the past few days, I have been saying goodbye.
Farewell to the Khalifa, who has reported 7 World Cup games live, farewell to the Lusail Stadium after the final, scanning the media credentials for the staff for the last time, passing the media center for the last time, and taking the media bus for the last time...
The Qatar World Cup ended like this, and it ended with a satisfactory enough ending.
Messi kisses the Hercules Cup.
The sensory length of the time scale really needs to be defined by the situation.
Looking back at this moment, the 8 years that Messi and Argentina continued to pursue their dreams after the 2014 World Cup final became not so long.
Even with the same 120-minute battle in the final, the 120 minutes in 2022 will not be so long...
When the pursuit of two generations of football champions spanning Maradona and Messi and generations of Argentines finally arrived at the land of dreams, these 36 years were not even so long and tormented.
Argentina won the Hercules Cup.
At the end of the moment, when we look forward to the next World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico, we will feel a little far away, but when the World Cup returns again in three and a half years, we may also feel that the wait is not so long.
For the young and new generation of the French team, it also needs to grow and wait.
Tonight is undoubtedly Messi and Argentina, but France are also very good.
Under extreme adversity, veterans such as Giroud and Griezmann were replaced one after another, and the younger generation who were only in their early 20s, such as Mbappe, Thuram Jr., and Camavinga, stepped forward.
They have a bright future, and the future of world football still belongs to the French team and Mbappé.
Mbappe won the Golden Boot.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan
Saying goodbye to the World Cup in Qatar with a happy ending, the dispute between Messi and Ronaldo, the peerless pair of pride, was thus ended.
But under the pursuit of generations of people who love football, football will never end.
A new story is already being written.