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Lionel Messi has been crowned Player of the Tournament after leading Argentina to the 2022 FIFA World Cup triumph.
The Argentina star netted a brace as the South Americans defeated France on penalties to win their third World Cup.
Messi beat Paris Saint Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe to the top award while the France forward won the golden boot after netting a hat-trick in the final.
Argentina goalkeeper, Emi Martinez, who saved two penalties in the shootout was crowned the best goalkeeper, beating Yassine Bounou and Dominik Livakovic to the award.
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Enzo Martinez of Argentina was named the young player of the tournament. The Benfica star scored in Argentina's victory over Mexico and has since been a key player for the Albeceleste.
Messi finished the tournament with seven goals and was only beaten to the golden boot by Paris Saint Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe. He became the only player to win the golden ball at two World Cups.
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lionel Messi capped a glittering international career with the only trophy that has eluded him after winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Argentina star led his country in what was his final game as the South Americans dethroned France to become world champions for the third time.
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Messi scored a brace in a thrilling encounter that travelled 120 minutes and had to be settled on penalties.
Argentina seem to be headed for a third World Cup triumph after a blistering first half display against France at the Lusail stadium.
Goals from Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria gives the South Americans a two-goal lead at half-time. Messi opened the scoring in the 23rd minute from the spot before Di Maria doubled the lead 13 minutes later.
Argentina's second goal was from an incredible counter-attack, which involved seven touches from five players.
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