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Pele Reacts To Argentina’s World Cup Victory, Commends Mbappe, Morocco




Pele's Last Social Media Post Before His Death Emerges

Brazil legend Pele has congratulated Messi and Argentina on their World Cup victory at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.

Naija News earlier reported that Lionel Messi led Argentina to a stunning World Cup victory, beating defending champions France 4-2 on penalties after an enthralling 3-3 draw over 120 minutes.

In a game that will go down in history as one of the greatest, France twice came from behind to send the game to penalties before the Argentine won the game on penalties.

In a post via his Instagram page on Sunday night, Pele said the late Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to their last World Cup success in 1986 and died in November 2020, will be smiling now.

Pele also offered his sympathy to Mbappe after falling short in the final despite scoring a hat-trick on Sunday and praised Morocco for becoming the first African nation to reach the World Cup semi-final.

He wrote: “Today, football continues to tell its story, as always, in an enthralling way, Messi winning his first World Cup, as his trajectory deserved.

“My dear friend, Mbappe, scoring four goals in a final. What a gift it was to watch this spectacle to the future of our sport.

“And I couldn’t fail to congratulate Morocco for the incredible campaign. It’s great to see Africa shine.

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“Congratulations Argentina! Certainly, Diego (Maradona) is smiling now.”