Qatar World Cup ends with greatest final and a coronation for Lionel Messi | Barney Ronay

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Messi’s sublime brilliance elevated divisive World Cup into one of the great sports stories as France lost on penalties

After 12 years, shredded schedules and a whirl of geopolitics; after death and ghosts and suffering; after armbands, hard power, the Davos in the desert vibe; after 64 games of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the Lusail Stadium dished up a purely sporting surprise.

This was the greatest Fifa World Cup final. It was also a third World Cup victory for Argentina, who beat France on penalties at the end of a wildly oscillating 3-3 draw.

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Written by Barney Ronay at Lusail Stadium
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