Lionel Messi Shares Emotional Hug With Mother

As La Albiceleste overcame France in the World Cup final on Sunday, Lionel Messi led Argentina to their first victory in 36 years

While breaking numerous records and scoring twice in the championship

Messi ultimately lost out on the Golden Boot to Kylian Mbappe, whose hat-trick nearly derailed Argentina's celebration in Qatar

Messi once again played a crucial role for his country throughout the competition

 Messi finally captured the prize that had eluded him for so long during his stellar career while competing in his final World Cup

After Kylian Mbappe's hat-trick ensured that the game ended equal at 3-3 after extra time, Argentina prevailed 4-2 in the shootout

Argentina won the World Cup for the third time thanks to Gonzalo Montiel's game-winning penalty

depriving France of the opportunity to win the championship for the first time in 60 years

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