La Albiceleste held off against a resurgent France team in front of 89,000 at Lusail Stadium in Qatar last night.
Messi starred in what could be his final World Cup game, scoring two goals, giving him 13 total career goals in the World Cup. He won the Golden Ball for the second time for the tournament's best player.
France's Kylian Mbappe, the tournament's Golden Boot winner, scored only the second World Cup final hat-trick in history. With four goals in the World Cup finals (12 total strikes in 14 World Cup games), no other player in history has scored more than the 23-year-old Frenchman.
A hero's welcome awaits back home
According to @AbicelesteTalk, Lionel Messi and his Argentine teammates will arrive in Buenos Aires from Doha early Tuesday morning. On Tuesday night, they will celebrate the World Cup trophy in Buenos Aires at Obelisco.
The Obelisco is an iconic structure in the Plaza de la República in the capital city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It takes the same shape as the Washington Monument. It is one of the most famous landmarks in the city as it commemorates the 4th century of the city's founding.
Millions of fans crowded into Obelisco yesterday to celebrate the team's first title in 36 years. The streets of Buenos Aires were filled with flags, singing, dancing, and evening fireworks as the city was overjoyed by their nation's third World Cup trophy.
The Argentine team had an initial open-top bus parade on Qatar's Lusail Boulevard just after winning the trophy yesterday. But nothing will compete against the massive trophy celebration taking over Buenos Aires on Tuesday.
Let's see which lucky fans show up in the new kit with three stars.