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Lionel Messi wins record eighth Ballon d’Or after World Cup glory with Argentina

10:06, Tuesday, 31 October, 2023
Lionel Messi wins record eighth Ballon d’Or after World Cup glory with Argentina

Lionel Messi was crowned Ballon d’Or winner for a record eighth time after leading Argentina to World Cup glory.

The 36-year-old scored twice in the final as Argentina saw off France to win the tournament for the first time in his illustrious career.

Messi has since moved to Inter Miami having left Paris St Germain at the end of last season – but it was his imperious form for his country in Qatar which saw him crowned Ballon d’Or winner by France Football once again.

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