June 1, 2023
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Legendary Brazil striker Ronaldo has hailed Lionel Messi after leading Argentina to win the 2022 World Cup.

Lionel Messi scored twice in the remarkable final with France on Sunday which stood level at 2-22 after 90 minutes and was even again after extra time at 3-3.

Argentina won on penalties and Lionel Messi finally won the World Cup at age 35, winning the Golden ball for player of the tournament in the process as he scored seven goals and provided three assists along the way.

Ronaldo took to social media to celebrate Messi’s feat.

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Ronaldo (right) enjoyed some of the World Cup action in person in Qatar (Picture: Getty Images)

The 46-year-old wrote on Twitter:

“This guy’s football throws any rivalry to the corner. I saw a lot of Brazilians – and people from all over the world – rooting for Messi in this electrifying final. A farewell worthy of the genius who, far beyond being a World Cup star, captained an era. Congratulations Messi!”

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