The Argentina National Football Team has won the 2023 Worldcup held in Qatar.
Lionel Messi has been at his most influential in this tournament. He has provided inspiration and a constant threat to Argentina. His goal-scoring record is a testament to his abilities.
The Copa America in Brazil was Messi’s first major tournament win in his career. He finished as the tournament’s leading scorer, and earned a Golden Ball award for his contribution.
It’s no secret that Argentina has been a strong team under head coach Lionel Scaloni. A group of talented players who love Messi have been built around him. Now, the team is more experienced and resilient.
The last time Argentina reached the final was in 1982, when Diego Maradona’s men blew a two-goal lead against Brazil in the round of 16. This was the first World Cup for Argentina since 1975, when they lost in the quarterfinals to Mexico.
The World Cup final on Sunday was a match between France and Argentina that had a lot going for it. But if you’re looking for the best individual performance of the tournament, look no further than Kylian Mbappe.
The teenager won the Golden Boot in his first World Cup and scored a hat-trick. He’s also one of only five players to have scored in back-to-back World Cup finals. And he also helped Argentina win their first World Cup since 1986.
When Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo retire from international football, who will fill their shoes? Many people have speculated, but Kylian Mbappe is a strong candidate to be the answer.
Mbappe was the second-youngest player to score in a World Cup final. He beat his rivals in the Silver Ball award, and he became the youngest ever to score a hat-trick. His performance will be remembered for years to come.
After the match, Mbappe was trolled by Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. He was also dragged to the dressing room by a teammate who was wearing a baby doll with a picture of him on it.
Argentina won the 2023 FIFA World Cup after beating defending champion France on penalty kicks in an epic World Cup final. In the game’s final five minutes, Argentina and France battled shot for shot. However, with time running out, they tied 3-3 in extra time before the match was decided on penalties.
Argentine politicians could learn from its sportsmen
Argentina’s political class could learn a thing or two from its sportsmen. Football has been closely linked to politics in Argentina. It has been a way to showcase strength and unity and an expression of nationalism.
During the Argentine military dictatorship, soccer became a centralized, violent and hierarchical system. Club presidents were frequently associated with political parties. Professional athletes and intellectuals were frequently targeted. Teachers were also targeted.
The junta, led by General Jorge Rafael Videla, used the World Cup as a podium and a platform for public relations. In fact, Videla made a point of visiting the Peruvian dressing room before the kickoff.
Amid widespread reports of brutality, Videla denied all allegations. However, he acknowledged that hosting rights were a vital tool to keep power.
His involvement in the World Cup highlights the close relationship between football and politics in Argentina. And there are still unresolved questions about the extent to which the junta was involved.