‘I couldn’t ask for anything more’

About 80,000 spectators roared as colorful fireworks lit up the night sky at Lucille Stadium. Lionel Messi smiled. Then he paused, kissed the golden trophy of the World Cup, his lifelong dream was fulfilled.

Goal after goal, record after record, one title after another – Messi has had his hands full with football. There was still one shortcoming – winning the World Cup. Finally caught the dream trophy in the twilight of the career. There is no end to the happiness of the Argentina captain.

Argentina tasted World Cup victory after 36 years after defeating France in a tiebreaker in the final of the Qatar tournament on Sunday. Messi is floating in the euphoria of dream come true.

“It (winning the World Cup) is anyone’s childhood dream. I’m lucky to have achieved everything in this career…what was left for so long, I got here.”

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