Lionel Messi “Deserved” To Win World Cup, Says Brazilian Legend Pele

Lionel Messi “Deserved” To Win World Cup, Says Brazilian Legend Pele
Lionel Messi “Deserved” To Win World Cup, Says Brazilian Legend Pele

A collage of Messi (2022) and Maradona (1986) holding aloft the FIFA World Cup trophy© AFP

Brazilian legend Pele stated Lionel Messi “deserved” to be a World Cup winner after Argentina defeated France in a penalty shootout in Sunday’s remaining. “Today, soccer continues to inform its story, as at all times, in an enthralling means. Messi successful his first World Cup, as his trajectory deserved,” Pele, a three-time World Cup champion, wrote on Instagram.

Pele additionally hailed French striker Kylian Mbappe who scored a hat-trick within the remaining which had ended 3-3 after extra-time earlier than coolly slotting in a penalty within the shootout.

“My expensive good friend, Mbappe, scoring 4 objectives in a remaining. What a present it was to observe this spectacle to the way forward for our sport.”

Pele additionally congratulated Morocco for turning into the primary African nation to succeed in the semi-final and ended his message on the subject of the late Argentine legend Diego Maradona.

“And I could not fail to congratulate Morocco for the unbelievable marketing campaign. It’s nice to see Africa shine. Congratulations Argentina! Certainly Diego is smiling now.”

Messi scored twice within the remaining in Doha, taking his tally of objectives on the event to seven, and in addition scored within the shoot-out as Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties following a 3-3 draw after additional time.

Kylian Mbappe got here second to Messi for that award however did win the Golden Boot for the event’s high scorer with eight objectives, one forward of the Argentine skipper.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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