Lionel Messi led Argentina to their third World Cup victory and first since Maradona’s triumph with La Albiceleste in 1986, earning him the Golden Ball award as the tournament’s best player.
Scaloni is now sure that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has eclipsed Maradona in the list of all-time greats after the Paris Saint-Germain superstar scored seven goals and provided three assists in seven outings as he lit up the Qatar tournament.
The final also was one of the greatest Finals ever played. The final played at the Lusail Stadium had everything – joy, agony, disappointment and much more. But Argentina’s World cup triumph wouldn’t have been possible without Lionel Scaloni’s tactics and man management.
Due to the fact that he played the majority of his playing career for Deportivo de La Coruna, Scaloni has a sizable fan base in Spain. In Qatar, La Roja struggled and lost to Morocco in the round of 16. Luis Enrique was then sacked as coach by Luis de la Fuente.
The 61-year-old has drawn criticism for his lack of elite-level coaching experience, although Scaloni has said he might be open to filling the position in the future. But as of now Scaloni will remain at the helm at least until the next world cup in 2026 at USA, Canada and Mexico.