Messi the new 'Penaldo' and GOAT, Mbappe is the future - Fans dazzled by 'best World Cup final'
Argentina captain Lionel Messi and France forward Kylian Mbappe have received praise from fans following their heroic performances in the 2022 World Cup.
Messi led Argentina to their third World Cup triumph after scoring twice in Sunday’s final to take his tally in the tournament to seven while Mbappe was the Golden Boot winner after netting eight, including a hat-trick in the final which made him only the second man to achieve such a feat.
The performances of the Paris Saint-Germain forwards have seen fans crown Messi the Greatest Player of All Time while there are those who feel Mbappe should stake claim to the accolade since he overshadowed his clubmate on the day.
Even though he didn't feature in the final, Cristiano Ronaldo was naturally also on the minds of most fans in the GOAT debate, particularly earlier in the game when some fans were upset with Argentina receiving a penalty.