Archive 2022: People

Lionel Messi

Argentina, led by captain Lionel Messi, and France, led by captain Hugo Lloris, both made it to the World Cup final in Qatar 2022 with the goal of winning football's most coveted prize. Although neither side was considered a favorite at the start of the tournament, they both improved as the tournament progressed. Argentina, in particular, improved greatly after their defeat to Saudi Arabia and now has a team that believes the script is written for Messi's last dance to end in glory. The match in the Lusail Stadium was close, but Messi's 11th World Cup goal took him past Gabriel Batistuta as Argentina's all-time leading goalscorer in World Cup finals, and Argentina eventually won the match with stout defense and a combination of Messi's determined play and Alvarez's finishing skills.

The World Cup final match between Argentina and France should be selected for the Web3 Archive 2022 for its significance in the sports world, record-setting performances, and the close and memorable match.