Barack Obama and Barcelona sent a message to Lionel Messi

Pele, Virgil van Djik, and even former US president Barack Obama have sent greetings to Lionel Messi. After the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner hoisted the World Cup for the first time.

In a nail-biting final in Doha, the 35-year-old led Argentina to triumph at Lusail Stadium. When they defeated France on penalties. Before the game began, there was a lot of tension, but La Albiceleste quickly seized the lead. When Messi scored from the penalty spot and Angel di Maria extended their lead by capping off a great team effort.

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The second half saw a stunning comeback by Didier Deschamps’ team, forcing extra time. Before the Paris Saint-Germain star scored a spectacular volley to tie the score and spark wild celebrations among the France team and spectators inside the stadium, Kylian Mbappe scored from the penalty spot to cut the lead in half.

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What did Barack Obama Tweet?

More action ensued, but Messi appeared to have got the winner when he mopped up after Hugo Lloris made a save from Lautaro Martinez to excite Argentina’s supporters. However, France came back as Mbappe scored another penalty to complete his hat-trick and force a sudden-death shootout.

Penalties may sometimes be a lottery, but in this case, Argentina won 4-2 thanks to a Montiel penalty kick that gave his team the World Cup. After the game, Messi got several messages from famous people on social media, including texts from Obama and his old team, Barcelona.

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Barack Obama said on Twitter :

“Congrats to Argentina and to the GOAT, Lionel Messi, for an amazing World Cup victory.”

Gary Lineker posted

“It’s been an absolute privilege to watch Lionel Messi for nearly 2 decades. Moment after moment of spellbinding, breathtakingly joyous football. He’s a gift from the footballing Gods. So pleased that he’s lifted the ultimate prize in our sport.”

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