Pele congratulates Messi on winning World Cup

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Brazilian football legend Pele Congratulations to Lionel Messi on winning his first World Cup with Argentina.

Messi unlocked his first World Cup title after leading the Blues to beat France on penalties in the final. After 120 minutes in a 3-3 draw on Sunday. 

The 82-year-old football ufabet legend, who won three World Cups and is currently recovering in hospital after falling ill. Congratulated Messi for winning the World Cup and praise Kylian Mbappe, who spearheaded the French national team. 

“Today, football continues to tell its story in the most memorable way ever,” Pele said. 

“Messi won his first World Cup as his lifestyle deserve, while my dear friend Mbappe scored four goals in the final (twice). This is for the future of our sport.”

Messi ended up winning the Golden Ball award as the best player of the tournament and Mbappé won the Golden Boot award as the top scorer with eight goals in seven matches.

Pelé also took time to mention Morocco for its history-making run as the first African team to reach the semifinals at the tournament.

“And I couldn’t fail to congratulate Morocco for the incredible campaign,” Pelé wrote. “It’s great to see Africa shine.”

Pelé ended his message by again lauding Argentina and mentioning the man most often associated with him as the greatest players the game has ever seen — Diego Maradona.

Maradona, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, died in 2020.

“Congratulations Argentina!” Pelé wrote. “Certainly Diego is smiling now.”