Lionel Scaloni described Argentina's World Cup triumph as 'the best feeling ever' - and wished that Diego Maradona had still been alive to see it

Lionel Scaloni Argentina World Cup 2022
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Lionel Scaloni guided Argentina to World Cup glory, triumphing on penalties after France came from 2-0 down. It was the first World Cup to take place since Maradona passed away two years ago.

"I wish he was still here to enjoy this moment," the Argentina boss said. "We managed to lift the trophy, something that we've been dreaming about for so long - we're a country that's so passionate about football, and I'm sure that if Diego had been here he'd have enjoyed it so much. He would have been on the first one the pitch to enjoy it.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.