FORMER MANCHESTER UNITED MIDFIELDER AND CURRENT PUNDIT ROY KEANE has said that the Argentina support throughout the World Cup in Qatar has been 'fantastic'
Yesterday evening 'the La Scaloneta' were crowned world champions for the third time after beating France 4-2 on penalties after what many people dubbed, 'the best World Cup final ever'.
Fans of the South American side have travelled in huge numbers to the game, with some attendances reaching 40,000 people.
The fans have not stopped singing and dancing throughout the event and many people have commended the fantical support for their efforts.
Speaking on ITV after the game, Keane said: "The only problem for us now, our hotel tonight. They've been singing every night for the last two and a bit weeks.
"It will be a late night but their fans have been superb throughout the tournament.
"They turned up in numbers, even after the setback in the first game, they stayed behind them and you can't begrudge their supporters for the bit of glory that they're getting today.
"They stuck with their team. Fantastic."
Not many people will argue with Keane's comments and you can hardly blame the fans of the Argentina national team for celebrating long into the night.
Yesterday Lionel Messi completed football as a sport by becoming a world champion at the age of 35.
The Paris Saint Germain forward opened the scoring for the South-Americans with an early penalty.
The Copa America winners made the former world champions look ordinary for large parts of the game and moments later Di Maria scored after a flowing move.
The blue and whites were 2-0 up on cruising for large parts of the game and reduced France to no shot on target for 68 minutes.
However referee Szymon Marciniak awarded a penalty to France and Kolo Muani. Kylian Mbappe beat Martinez with the spot-kick.
France would make 2-2 minutes later when good work in the box allowed Mbappe to score a stunning volley past the hapless Martinez and send it to extra-time
Argentina were rocked and it only looked like France would go on to win, but Argentina were not to be denied and it was that man again Messi that made fans in Buenos Aires believe once again.
With 108- minutes on the clock, Messi managed to scramble the ball over the line past France's Jules Kounde.
The drama didn't end there. France were awarded another penalty in the dying minutes of extra time and it was Mbappe again that ensured Francee would fight on. His third goal and his hat trick on the day.
Martinez would deny France with a wonderful save late on to deny Muani from close range.
The game went to penalties after all of its drama. The best was yet to come.
Messi scored the first goals in the shootout, France's Command was denied and Tchouameni missed.
Enzo Fernandez scored his, Kolo Muani also scored to keep France's dream alive but Gonzalo Ariel Montiel scored the decisive spot-kick to seal a 4-2 win on penalties
This was Argentina's first World Cup since 1986 and the last since the time the great Diego Maradona was alive.
It truly was a final for the ages and will be very very hard to stop going forward.
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— Sadat Karim (@karimsadat_gh) December 19, 2022