The president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, surrendered at the feet of Lionel Messi, after the victory of the Argentine National Team 2-0 over Peru, with the double of the Flea.
“Another fantastic performance by Messi in the Conmebol qualifiers for the biggest FIFA World Cup in history in 2026 It reminded me that 10 months ago, Argentina’s captain and number 10 led his country to a historic World Cup title after an epic final against France,” Infantino wrote on his official Instagram account.
The top leader of world football accompanied the text along with a series of photos of Messi during the award ceremony on December 18, 2022 at the Lusail stadium.
“A truly memorable final in the best FIFA World Cup ever. Memories of the day are still fresh in my mind”added the Swiss.
Ten months after winning the third star for Argentine football, The national team closed a new double qualifying date with an ideal score (12 points), without goals conceded in four dates and consolidated at number 1 in the FIFA ranking.