The greatest game in World Cup history. Maybe the greatest game ever played since the beginning of the FIFA World Cup. Argentina’s shootout victory over France encapsulated everything we love about 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.
There was a demonstration of 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.