World Cup: Lionel Messi blanks Salt Bae in cringeworthy exchange after Argentina win

The Paris Saint-Germain star led the South American side to global glory on Sunday night, scoring twice to help his side beat France 4-2 on penalties at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.

World Cup: Winners Argentina rewrite lyrics to their 'Muchachos' anthem on the plane home from Qatar

World Cup-winning Argentina players including Lionel Messi have rewritten the lyrics to their now-famous 'Muchachos' antthem as they fly back from Qatar with the World Cup trophy.

World Cup: Winners Argentina begin journey back to Buenos Aires with hundreds of thousands waiting

The South American side beat France 4-2 on penalties at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday evening in a thrilling match and are currently on their way home, with hundreds of thousands waiting.

Karim Benzema announces he's RETIRING from international football

Benzema was sent home on the eve of the tournament after picking up an injury, but there was some speculation that he could return for the final after playing a friendly for Real Madrid.

Argentina's Emiliano Martinez explains his crude celebration after winning the Golden Glove

Martinez was one of Argentina's heroes in the final, making a crucial save to deny Randal Kolo Muani in the final minute of extra time, and then keeping out Kingsley Coman's penalty.

Bitter French press claim Argentina's third World Cup final goal SHOULDN'T have been allowed

Having raced into a two-goal lead before half time with goals from Messi and Angel Di Maria, Argentina were pegged back when Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take the game to extra time.

Armed police crack down on France fans angry after World Cup final

Armed police used tear gas on the streets of France tonight after disorder broke out following the World Cup defeat to Argentina.

Macron's speech to France players after World Cup final is mocked

Emmanuel Macron has been mocked incessantly after he was unable to take a hint and leave French football players alone following their loss to Argentina.

World Cup final LIVE: Latest after Argentina and Lionel Messi beat France on penalties

Follow Sportsmail's blog for all the reaction to the World Cup final between Argentina and France, as Lionel Messi and Co sealed a stunning win last night.

Fans slam 'embarrassing' World Cup final attendance for Argentina's penalties win over France

The Lusail Stadium was dotted with empty seats on Sunday as Argentina and France played out one of the most thrilling World Cup finals in history.

Kylian Mbappe appears desperate to shrug off Macron's attempts to console him

French President Emmanuel Macron was seen awkwardly attempting to console Kylian Mbappe following Argentina's 4-2 penalty shootout triumph in the World Cup final.

Pele congratulates Messi and claims 'Maradona is smiling' after Argentina's World Cup win

The South American side went ahead once again through Messi, but Mbappe netted a penalty to take the game to penalties. Argentina came out on top in the shootout, handing Messi the trophy.

Lionel Messi leads Argentina's dressing room celebrations as he dances with the World Cup trophy

The World Cup was the one trophy deserting Messi's collection and it appears the PSG forward could not be happier to add it to his collection.

French President Emmanuel Macron awkwardly consoles Kylian Mbappe after World Cup final loss

French President Emmanuel Macron was seen awkwardly attempting to console Kylian Mbappe following Argentina's 4-2 penalty shootout triumph in the World Cup final.

Argentina 3-3 France - World Cup final: Lionel Messi and Co WIN on penalties in dramatic final

Argentina and France served up one of the greatest World Cup finals ever and now all eyes are on Buenos Aires as the party runs deep into the early morning. Follow all the updates right here.

IAN HERBERT: Qatar will feel it has pulled off a World Cup without calamity

At the end of it all, the Emir of Qatar dressed Messi in a flimsy black robe, which seemed to be the ultimate emblem of how a host nation have claimed him as one of their own.

Bizarre moment Lionel Messi is dressed in traditional Arabic robe ahead of World Cup trophy lift 

Lionel Messi endured an awkward moment after Argentina's World Cup win on Sunday as he was draped in a robe ahead of the trophy lift. 

Lionel Messi branded the GOAT by football's big names including Jamie Carragher

Lionel Messi appears to have finally settled the debate over who the best footballer of all time is after winning the World Cup in Qatar. 

Lionel Messi becomes first player ever to win World Cup Player of the Tournament TWICE

The Argentina star was brilliant throughout the tournament and scored seven goals for his side - including two in the incredible final against France.

World Cup: Lionel Messi guides Argentina to victory over France in thrilling final

MARTIN SAMUEL: A fairy-tale, it will be called, but fairy-tales can be slight. Nothing here was pre-ordained, nothing was written in the stars or won lightly.

France manager Didier Deschamps admits his virus-hit players 'didn't SHOW UP' in the first half

France manager Didier Deschamps admitted his players 'failed to show up' and lacked the 'correct attitude' during the first half of their World Cup final defeat against champions Argentina.