Lionel Messi has finally won the one trophy that eluded him overtime, the World Cup, after leading Argentina to a decisive 4-2 penalty win over former Champions, France.
It is the first time the South American team would carry the trophy since 1986.
Messi scored the opener as Argentina led 2-0 and were cruising before Kylian Mbappe’s quick-fire double sent the game into extra-time.
Messi put Argentina back in front in extra-time before Mbappe completed his hat-trick from the spot to take the game into penalties.
However, France’s Coman and Tchouameni missed their penalty kicks while Argentina’s Gonzalo Montiel scored the winning penalty for the team.
Mbappe who had hope to help France make record by becoming the first country to win the World Cup back to back will however be comforted with the golden boot and the ball from the final game in recognition of his hat trick.