Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro, has extended a congratulatory message to Lionel Messi and his teammates for winning their third World Cup championships on Sunday at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar, following Argentina’s historic 2022 World Cup victory over France.
Messi guided Argentina to a shock World Cup win, defeating defending champions France 4-2 on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw in regulation.
Les Bleus twice came from behind to force penalties, but the Albicelestes prevailed 4-2.
The previous time Argentina won the World Cup was in 1978 and 1986, and the team lost in the final three times. However, Messi has finally ended the 36-year drought in Qatar.Information Guide Nigeria
Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick – the first in a World Cup final since 1966 – and finished with eight goals to win the Golden Boot.
Messi’s two-goal performance helped him finish second in the tournament scoring seven goals and earning a World Cup medal.NYSC portal
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In his congratulatory message, the 62-year-old Portuguese tactician, who was in Qatar to monitor teams and study their style of play wrote on his Twitter handle.
“Congratulations Argentina on winning your third World Cup! It was an exciting game, what an incredible match! You deserve every minute of this title, well done!”JAMB portal
Lionel Scaloni’s side recovered fast from their startling 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia in their first group game, beating Mexico 2-0 and Poland 2-0 to finish first in Group C.
To reach the final, they defeated Australia 2-1 in the round of 16, survived a penalty shootout against the Netherlands, and blasted 2018 runners-up Croatia 3-0 in the semi-final.JAMB Result
It’s been a spectacular World Cup campaign thus far for Argentina and Messi.
Messi now has 26 goals in major international events for Argentina, 13 in the World Cup and 13 in the Copa América, the most of any South American player in history in the two contests, surpassing Ronaldo, who had 25.
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