Argentina Vs. France Game Was Most-Watched World Cup Finals Ever In U.S.

Sunday’s FIFA World Cup championship face-off between Argentina and France was the most-watched finals game for the men’s soccer tournament ever on Fox, garnering 16.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

Argentina beat France in a shootout after extra time. The win earned Messi his first World Cup trophy, and the first for Argentina since 1986. This year’s tournament took place in Qatar, a choice that was met with backlash and protests, even from players. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, and billions of dollars were spent to build stadiums to host to host the tournament, which were constructed by migrants and laborers, thousands of whom died in the process. In October, some French cities said they would not broadcast the games on massive, public screens to protest Qatar’s human rights issues.

Messi’s Instagram post of the World Cup trophy officially became the most-liked Instagram post ever on Tuesday, with 61 million likes

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