Did Messi need the World Cup to reach eternity? Probably not. Years ago 10 wrote its name in history. But Leo loved her like nobody else. And he has achieved it like no one has ever done. Record to record. Goal by goal. Match by match. Messi wrote himself in the parsan of those who had raised the gold medal, of the Pelé and Maradona, but he did it in his own way, with his aura, preeminence and superiority, with that of the greatest of all time.
Messi closes the chapter of his story that weighed the most on him. The most important. The one that brought him the most happiness. And he did it by being decisive every day, from the loss with Saudi Arabia to the Lusail shootout. Leo’s 42nd title will be the most remembered, the most revered and the most eternal. I hope it’s not the last because I hope Messi never ends.
Messi started the final by becoming the player with the most caps in World Cup history with 26. Five World Cups later (he is one of the footballers who has played the most), he won the World Cup that an entire country longed for. After losing in Brazil 2014, he returned to a final to come out of it with the victor’s crown. In addition, he did it with the Ballon d’Or under his arm as he did eight years ago, thus being the only one to win this award in two different editions of the World Cup.
Santiago de la Peña