Brazil legend Pele congratulated Messi and Argentina on their World Cup victory and said the late Diego Maradona “is smiling now”. Maradona, who led Argentina to their last World Cup victory in 1986, died of a cardiac arrest in November 2020 at the age of 60.
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Maradona is smiling now
Pele also expressed regret for Mbappe’s failure to reach the World Cup final despite scoring a hat-trick on Sunday and praised Morocco for becoming the first African country to reach the semi-finals. Today, football continues to tell its story in an enthralling way, with Messi winning his first World Cup, as his trajectory deserved,” he wrote on Instagram. Mbappe, my dear friend, scored four goals in the final.
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What a gift it was to witness this spectacle for the sake of our sport’s future. And I couldn’t help but congratulate Morocco on an outstanding campaign. It’s wonderful to see Africa shine. Argentina, congratulations! Diego (Maradona) is certainly beaming right now.
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