‘You Are World Champion’: Legends Share Heartfelt Messages for Messi
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The FIFA World Cup 2022 trophy was won by Argentina, captained by Lionel Messi, against France in a thrilling final on December 18 at the Lusail stadium in Qatar (Sunday).
Messi, 35, added yet another prize to the collection, making his final World Cup game as memorable as it could be. When Messi raised the trophy following the win, congratulations from the sporting community flooded the internet. Check out some of the notes sent to Messi and the Argentina team below.
Neymar, a legendary footballer from Brazil, praised Lionel Messi by posting a photo of the latter holding the trophy and writing, “Congratulations Brother”.
Felicidades Hermano 👏🏽 #leomessi pic.twitter.com/5XClpQf15y
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) December 18, 2022
In a tweet, Real Valladolid president Ronaldo Nazario thanked Messi and said, “This guy’s football tosses any rivalry to the corner. In this thrilling final, I observed many Brazilians and others from all around the world supporting Messi. A fitting send-off for the genius who led an era rather than just being a World Cup star.” “Congratulations Messi!”
O futebol deste cara joga pra escanteio qualquer rivalidade. Vi muito brasileiro – e gente do mundo inteiro – torcendo pelo Messi nesta final eletrizante. Uma despedida à altura do gênio que, muito além de craque da Copa, capitaneou uma era.
Parabéns, Messi! pic.twitter.com/djwuKJzexa
— Ronaldo Nazário (@Ronaldo) December 18, 2022
Tennis star Andy Murray also hailed Messi saying as the ‘best athlete’ of all time.
Is messi the best athlete of all time? Forget just football. What a man.
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) December 18, 2022
Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez called Messi the “world champion”.
“Congratulations friend! YOU ARE WORLD CHAMPION. Let them say what they want, you are and will be the best.”
Feliciataciones amigo! 🏆
SOS CAMPEÓN DEL MUNDO 🤯
Que digan lo que quieran, sos y serás el mejor 🐐 pic.twitter.com/2tzjtzfPX0
— Luis Suárez (@LuisSuarez9) December 18, 2022
Mesut Ozil, a German football player, extended his congratulations to Argentina for winning the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Congratulations Argentina!!! 🇦🇷🏆
— Mesut Özil (@M10) December 18, 2022
The “GOAT – Greatest of All Times” label was also bestowed to Messi by elite basketball players Trae Young and LeBron James.
WOW!! 🐐 MESSI ! pic.twitter.com/f88UbNXQmP
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) December 18, 2022
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 18, 2022
Here’s a look at tennis legend Serena Williams’ tweet on the famous match between Argentina and France in Qatar, which was the nail-biting conclusion to the tournament.
Ok if I have a heart attack it’s cause I’m watching this #FIFAWorldCup
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) December 18, 2022
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