“This Was a World Cup Lionel Messi Refused to Lose” – A Must Read Report by Chris Jones for CBC Sports

Introduced by MALIK MERCHANT

“Messi’s final victory…. was one of refusal. He could have given in to so many defeating things, so often. He said no to all of them. He ignored the perils of time. He rejected the precociousness of youth. He denied doubt and disavowed pressure. He spurned hopelessness and abandoned fear” — Read more by Chris Jones, CBC Sports

Click on photo to read match report by CBC’s Chris Jones. The report includes a great collection of photographs from the finals

Award winning writer Chris Jones was present at the finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup match in Lusail, Qatar, between Argentina and France. His report — along with photographs that CBC has posted — is one of the most enjoyable and succinct writing on the game I have come across. Simerg invites readers to read the report by clicking on the photograph above or on CBC: This was a World Cup Lionel Messi refused to lose.

Date posted: December 19, 2022.

Featured photo at top of post: Lionel Messi holding the FIFA World Cup and celebrating with his team after defeating France in the finals on December 18, 2022. Photograph: Tasnim News Agency, CC BY 4.0 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=126764017)


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