Pele played in four World Cups, winning three times, a record not yet beaten and giving him one more than Maradona and Messi combined
FIFA World Cup: The catchy tune, which alludes to deceased Argentine superstar Diego Maradona looking down from heaven on modern-day hero Lionel Messi,had also reverberated through the stadiums of Qatar
FIFA World Cup: Vast crowds of ecstatic fans cheered on their heroes along every meter of the planned 30-kilometer parade route from a Buenos Aires suburb to the center of the capital
Following Argentina's win, an emotional moment between Lionel Messi and his mother Celia Maria Cuccittini was captured by the cameras
Brazilian legend Pele said Lionel Messi "deserved" to be a World Cup winner after Argentina defeated France in a penalty shootout in Sunday's final.
The magician Messi himself was at the forefront, scoring 7 times in the tournament, including two strikes in the see-saw final encounter against defending champions France.
With Argentina reaching fever pitch just hours before Lionel Messi and his teammates take on France in the World Cup final, football fans throughout the country felt a sense of destiny brewing
Former England captain Wayne Rooney feels Argentina will beat France in the FIFA World Cup final, which will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar later on Sunday
Kylian Mbappe, who turns 24 two days after the final, is the joint leading scorer with five goals at this World Cup and the face of football's new generation
Lionel Messi has the chance to fill the last remaining hole on his CV: a World Cup winners' medal