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The GOAT debate is over... for now! Winners and losers as Messi's Argentina overcome Mbappe's France in greatest World Cup final ever

Quite simply the greatest game in World Cup history. Maybe the greatest game ever played. Argentina's shootout victory over France encapsulated everything we love about this sport.

Indeed, it felt fitting that Sergio Aguero was down there on the pitch celebrating with all of his former Argentina team-mates because this was 'Drink it in', 'Non ci credo!', 'Football, bloody hell' and 'Dennis Bergkamp!' all rolled into one.

It had everything you'd want from a final. And more. Even things you didn't dare imagine you might see before kick-off. It didn't just live up to its billing, it surpassed it. Spectacularly.

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Lionel Messi scored twice and Kylian Mbappe hit a hat-trick in an insane 3-3 draw, but it wasn't just about the biggest names. This glorious spectacle was testament to the talent and character of every single player that set foot on the field in Lusail.

There was a demonstration in the art of wing play for an hour from Angel Di Maria, a goalkeeping masterclass from Emiliano Martinez, and then some inspired substitutions from the two coaches, Didier Deschamps and Lionel Scaloni.

And that wasn't the half of it.

GOAL runs through the winners and losers from a match that will never, ever be forgotten...