Argentine footballer Lionel Messi spoke about his good relationship with French striker Kylian Mbappe, against whom he played in the 2022 World Cup final. He stated this on February 3 in an interview with Olé.
“Yes, we talked about the game, about the celebration, about how people lived in Argentina in those days when I was on vacation. And nothing, nothing more, but everything is good, very good. I’ve been on the other side too, I’ve also had to lose the World Cup final, and I didn’t want to know anything about what happened, anything that would have to do with the World Cup at that moment. The truth is that we have no problems with Kylian, quite the opposite, ”said Messi.
Messi and Mbappe play together for the same club PSG from France.
On December 18, 2022, the match for first place between the national teams of Argentina and France took place at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It was held at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail. In regular time, the teams played with a score of 2:2. In extra time, the Argentines and the French scored one more goal each. The meeting ended with a series of post-match penalties (4:2) in favor of Argentina.
Among the winners was Messi, who scored a double. Mbappe scored a hat-trick.
Until the end of the final match, the French team was the reigning world champion. In 2018, she won gold at the world championship in Russia. Prior to that, the French became the winners of the 1998 World Cup, the silver medalists of the 2006 World Cup and won the bronze medals of the World Championships in 1958 and 1986.
As a result of the match, the Argentina national team became a three-time world champion (1978, 1986, 2022).