The Qatar 2022 World Cup is over and Lionel Messi can finally boast that he is champion of the planet, which has already unleashed great celebrations in his homeland Argentina, but also came an unexpected congratulations from Brazil through O’Rei Pele, who remembered his friend Diego Maradona.
Pele and his congratulations to Argentina
“Today soccer continued to tell its story, as always, in a passionate way. @leomessi winning his first World Cup, as was deserved for his trajectory,” wrote Edson Arantes, 82, on Instagram from the hospital in Sao Paulo where he has been hospitalized for almost three weeks, although his health has been improving.
The only person on the entire planet to win three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970) congratulated Argentina on winning its third World Cup, after those lifted by Mario Kempes in 1978 and Diego Armando Maradona, who died two years ago, in 1986.
Pele does not forget Maradona
“Diego is surely smiling now,” added Pele, who is battling colon cancer that was detected in September last year.
Pele did not forget the “incredible campaign” of Morocco, which became the first African team to reach the semifinals, where it was eliminated by former defending champion France.