Lionel Messi breaks several records in World Cup 2022 final for Argentina vs France

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring for Argentina against France in the World Cup 2022 final.
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Lionel Messi has set a number of new records in Argentina's World Cup final meeting with France at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday.

The Argentina captain announced before the game that this would be his last fixture at a World Cup in what is his fifth time playing the global tournament.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.