Lionel Messi celebrates while holding the World Cup trophy after his side’s penalty shootout win over France. Photo: Kyodo
Lionel Messi celebrates while holding the World Cup trophy after his side’s penalty shootout win over France. Photo: Kyodo

Is Lionel Messi the GOAT, or just the greatest right now? World Cup win ends debate for some, but not all agree

  • Victory over France on Sunday has ended GOAT debate as far as Messi’s legion of fans are concerned
  • But comparing players from different eras has always been an exercise in futility

Lionel Messi celebrates while holding the World Cup trophy after his side’s penalty shootout win over France. Photo: Kyodo
Lionel Messi celebrates while holding the World Cup trophy after his side’s penalty shootout win over France. Photo: Kyodo
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