WATCH: Lionel Messi scores Argentina's third in the World Cup final

Lionel Messi of Argentina scores the team's third goal past Hugo Lloris of France during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar.
(Image credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Has Lionel Messi has scored the goal to win Argentina their third World Cup?

It had to be him: the little genius was on hand to start the move and finish it, knocking the ball in off a rebond. VAR had to confirm he was onside – and that it had crossed the line.

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.