Messi ended the tournament with seven goals and five assists as well as the player of the tournament award

In what was the greatest final ever seen in a World Cup, Argentina won their third World Cup, beating France 4-2 on penalties after the engrossing battle ended in a 3-3 draw.

Argentina’s first World Cup victory since 1986 also ended Lionel Messi’s wait to win the only trophy that was missing from his cabinet.

Messi played a big role in Argentina’s victory in the final, scoring two goals and converting the first penalty in the shootout.

Messi ended the tournament with seven goals and five assists as well as the player of the tournament award.

Lionel Messi has finally won the one title that has eluded him throughout his illustrious 18-year career.

The Argentine captain scored twice and then converted his penalty in the shootout as he finally got his hands on the famous trophy.