Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties to win the World Cup for the first time since 1986, giving Lionel Messi his first-ever World Cup trophy.
In what may be the best World Cup final of all time, the South Americans defeated France on penalties.
Argentina was riding with a 2-0 lead thanks to a goal from Messi when Kylian Mbappe scored a quick double to force extra time.
In extra time, Messi gave Argentina the lead again before Mbappe scored his third goal from the penalty spot to force a shootout. Argentina gained the upper hand after Les Blues missed two of their first three kicks, and Gonzalo Montiel scored the game-changing goal.
There are reports that Messi, possibly the greatest footballer of all time, may retire after achieving the incredible feat with his national team.
Despite being one of the greatest footballers, Messi had a dismal record at the national level until recently. However, Messi has won several titles with the Argentina national team in the last year, including the Copa America, which he won in 2021.