“The Finest World Cup Final Ever”
This World Cup final was a game that seemed to defy any attempt at understanding, convention, or explanation.
How can you catch the sound of the stadium when Lionel Messi lifts the World Cup trophy, or the coolness of Kylian Mbappe’s equalizing goal from the penalty spot in extra time?
It was, as the world agreed, trying to sum it all up, simply the best finale ever.
“Best World Cup final ever,” Usain Bolt tweeted alongside a photo of himself in the Argentina jersey at Lusail Stadium. “We are breathless here. It was an incredible finale. It was an honor to be here. I don’t think you’ll see anything, it was overwhelming,” Messi’s penalty and Ángel Di Maria’s goal in the first half seemed to have decided the tie in normal time, but Mbappe came back in many minutes to give France an equalizer and forced extra time. Scored two late goals.
“Oh my God #FIFAWorldCup. This game is a beautiful evil curse. I love you so please stop,” actor Ryan Reynolds tweeted shortly after Messi’s extra time goal put Argentina up 3-2 for him. did.
Former England striker Michael Owen tweeted:
“Congratulations Argentina. Incredible game. Greatest finale ever? Hats off to Messi for his incredible career, but think of Mbappe, who returned home empty-handed after scoring a hat-trick in the World Cup final.” not
French President Emmanuel Macron, who was in Qatar for the final, tweeted:
“Les Bleus gave us a dream.”
He then appeared on the pitch and comforted the 23-year-old Mbappe as he stared blankly into the night.
French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne also tweeted:
“Thank you Les Bleus! I was shivering until the end. Thank you for this journey, thank you for giving us dreams, thank you for this wonderful game.”