Lionel Messi, already regarded as one of the best players in the world, has now broken another benchmark. Messi did not let down his adoring fans in France vs. Argentina game. Instead, his adoring public propelled him into the stratosphere.
At the time of the final, he had 394 million Instagram followers. However, once his team won the World Cup after 36 years of futility, he suddenly gained three million new fans. Which is an unprecedented rise in levels.
There are now 397 million of his devotees. This accomplishment has only been accomplished by Messi. At Messi‘s final World Cup, he had strong recollections of this tournament. To his credit, he did not let down his country or his people in his final World Cup appearance.