Lionel Messi holds the Fifa World Cup trophy. (Photo: Twitter/@FIFAWorldCup)
It was undoubtedly the year of Lionel Messi and Argentina, who won the World Cup for the first time since 1986. For Leo Messi, it was the ultimate tropy that cemented his position as the greatest player of our generation. Argentina, the team Messi led, had reached the final of the World Cup in 2014, but suffered a 1-0 loss against Germany in the final. Four years later, Argentina lost in the Round of 16 against a dominating French side.
This time, however, football fans were certain that "The Flea" would win the elusive World Cup. And the little genius did not disappoint.
This year was also special for Kylian Mbappe, who was part of the France side that won
First Published: Dec 28 2022 | 5:06 PM IST