What Did the International Press Say About Messi and Mbappe

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 20 December 2022
What Did the International Press Say About Messi and Mbappe
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The Qatar World Cup final between Argentina and France, which was decided by a penalty shootout for the Tango at the expense of the roosters, topped the headlines of international newspapers and news sites that monitored Buenos Aires' joy at the achievement of Messi, Maradona's successor, and Paris' sadness over the loss of the dream of the second title in a row.

Here are some headlines from international newspapers:

The Times: Lionel Messi 'put his flag on Mount Everest'

Where the British newspaper talked about Argentina winning its third world title by defeating defending champion France (4-2 on penalties, original and extra time 3-3), saying that Messi, by scoring two goals, has become "now the greatest athlete in all sports."

As for the Argentine newspaper "Olé", it headlined: "Eternal glory to Messi."

the newspaper indicated that the entire Argentine people were waiting for the coronation of their famous star, No. 10, who joined Diego Maradona.

The Italian "La Gazzetta dello Sport" said: "Messi ties with Maradona."

And under a photo of Lionel with joy after achieving his dream of lifting the World Cup, the newspaper said, “Because Messi is a genius in an ordinary body, or rather in a body that has nothing to do with sports,” but “in football, this physical fitness can be sufficient if you have an artist mind."

Spanish sports newspaper Marca: At the age of 35, Messi has led Argentina to the top with a Maradonian performance

The Spanish newspaper "AS": "The 10 reached glory finally, after a life of frustration and mutual lack of understanding between him and his country, with his retirement twice from the national team."

The international press didn't forget to praise Frenchman Kylian Mbappe, who scored the first hat-trick in the history of the World Cup final and was crowned with the Golden Boot with 8 goals.

The French newspaper L'Equipe talked about "the three goals in the final match scored by the amazing Kylian Mbappe, who carried his country on his shoulders," and whose victory in the Golden Boot award for the best scorer in the competition (8 goals) didn't extract any smile from him.

The Italian newspaper "La Gazzetta dello Sport" considered "Mbappe, a phenomenon like no other," while the German newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung" praised the French striker and his "individual achievement which he wrote about in the football history books."

For its part, the Spanish newspaper El Pais said: “Frenchman Mbappe scored a hat-trick and equalized twice in a losing match.”

Referring to the poor level of the French team in that match.