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Along With the Argentina Champion Lionel Messi, Streamer IShowSpeed Also Broke a Record in the FIFA Qatar 2022 Finals

Published 12/22/2022, 7:00 AM EST

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December 18 has been a day filled with drama for football fans. The world got to witness one of the most entertaining and nail-biting FIFA World Cup finals that ever happened. Argentina finally become the FIFA World Cup champion after many years and the “G.O.A.T” Lionel Messi got to fulfill his dream.

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Along with the world whose eyes were peeled to the events unfolding in Doha was streamer IShowSpeed. The streamer was in the stadium to witness the grand finals of the world cup. Along with the legend Messi, the YouTube streamer also broke a record that day.


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IShowSpeed breaks a record during the finals

IShowSpeed was a constant entity that one could notice during the World Cup. He was present for many matches in Qatar, supporting his idol Cristiano Ronaldo. No one can forget his emotional breakdown after he witnessed Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal side got defeated 1-0 by Morocco.

Speed didn’t leave though, he supported the Argentinian legend, Lionel Messi. He was there for the semi-finals and for the finals. During the last day of the tournament, IShowSpeed was live streaming from the stadium. His stream within just 24 hours crossed more than 10 million views.


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He broke his own record. What are the odds? Argentina got the last laugh in the finals, and so did Speed, who surpassed his own record. Speed was enjoying every moment of the nail-biting match with his fans. He even tore an Argentina Jersey with his teeth! In the end, he removed the Argentina Jersey he was wearing to reveal the Portugal CR7 jersey inside and walked out of the stadium.

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Fans were both shocked and seemed happy for the YouTuber, and many also appreciated Speed for this feat.


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The final was one of the most exciting matches in FIFA World Cup history. Both Argentina and France were equally matched on paper. Messi’s penalty in the early minutes created waves of excitement for the Argentinian Fans. When Ángel di María scored the second one, many surely deemed Argentina to win the match but was thwarted by two back-to-back goals by the young gun of France, Kylian Mbappé.

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The same situation repeated during the overtime as well. Messi’s penalty goal was equaled by Mbappé. All those moments trickled down to penalty shootouts, where France lost their foot. Argentina lifted the World Cup after 36 years and Messi finally got to kiss his destined Gold Cup.

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Written by:

Aravind Menon


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Aravind Menon is an eSports content writer at EssentiallySports. With a graduate degree in English Honours and post graduate degree in Literary and Cultural Studies, writing has always been a passion for Aravind. He has a keen interest in sports and occasionally enjoys watching sporting events.
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Shibu Immanuel