The Golden Ball award given to the World Cup MVP was Lionel Messi.
Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar World Cup final held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th against France after a bloody penalty shoot-out (3-3, PK 4-2) did. With this, Argentina won the World Cup for the first time in 36 years since 1986.
It was a great match. It unfolded as fiercely as Lionel Messi’s last dance and the goal of being the champion of two consecutive tournaments in 60 years collided. Argentina took the lead with two goals in the first half, but in the second half, ‘Ace’ Kylian Mbappe followed with two goals. The game went into overtime, and Messi and Mbappe scored one more goal each and the game was not decided.
So the match went to a penalty shootout. It was the first penalty shootout for France and the second for Argentina. That’s how Argentine’s composure stood out. France’s first kicker was Mbappe, but Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Chuameni missed. On the other hand, all four of Argentina’s kickers succeeded and the game ended with Argentina winning.
An awards ceremony was held after the game. Best prospect was given to Enso Fernandez, best goalkeeper was given to Emiliano Martinez and top scorer was Mbappe with 8 goals.
The main character of the golden ball given to MVP was Messi. It was the Golden Ball from the winning team 28 years after Brazil in 1994, and it was the award following Diego Maradona in 1986. I received the Golden Ball when I was runner-up eight years ago, but it was different from that time. This time, it was because he was awarded the Golden Ball as a ‘winner’.스포츠토토
Of course, it wasn’t given just because it was the last one. Messi did a great job. He recorded seven goals and three assists, including two goals in the final. After Mbappe, he ranked second in scoring and first in attack points. By finishing his own end in the best way, Messi has been at the center of history.