Messi bestowed with the title ‘The foot of God’ amidst other praise titles from foreign papers.
The international football player, Lionel Messi has left an indelible mark by leading Argentina to world cup glory.
Messi scored twice for Argentina on Sunday on penalties over France after pulsating a 3-3 draw.
The win caused Messi to deliver his country their first world cup since the 1986 edition of Diego Maradona in Mexico.
This has led the press globally to sing praises of the 35-year-old professional footballer.
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Dutch newspaper Sportwereld described Messi as the ‘magician from Rosario’. They also stated that Messi’s World Cup triumph has seen him step out from the shadow of Argentina’s ‘other legend, Diego Maradona’.
An Italian news outlet Corriere Dello Sport used the headline ‘Maradoha’ and described the game between Argentina and France as a ‘wonderful final’. Though they said ‘Kylian Mbappe hat-trick was not enough for Didier Deschamps’.
They further said that Messi has made his way to “the history books” after scoring twice during the game.
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Another described Messi as a ‘magician’, while some claimed that the future belongs to France striker, Mbappe.
Meanwhile, La Gazzetta Dello Sport ran the headline ‘Messi, the foot of God’s across their front page and described the showdown between Argentina and France as the ‘best final ever’.