OFFICIAL! Lionel Messi Wins Golden Ball Award
Lionel Messi has emerged as the 2022 FIFA Golden Ball award winner, MySportDab reports.
Lionel Messi was prolific for Argentina throughout the tournament, as has went into the final against France with five goals.
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Lionel Messi bagged three goals in the finals against France, scoring two from the penalty spot and one in the extra time to take his goal tally in the tournament ti eight goals.
However, he was a goal behind his PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe, who went into the final with the same number of goals – 5.
Kylian bagged four goals in the final to final to increase his tally to 9 goals – emerging as the top scorer of the 2022 World Cup.
While Kylian Mbappe bagged the golden boot award, Lionel Messi secured the Golden Ball award after helping Argentina win their third World Cup trophy.
The 2022 World Cup trophy is Lionel Messi’s first World Cup trophy and is coming after he confirmed the final match against France will be his last World Cup game.