Lionel Messi Jun 30, 2018; Kazan, Russia; Argentina forward Lionel Messi (10) reacts in the round of 16 game against France during the FIFA World Cup 2018 at Kazan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

Lionel Messi is certainly making his mark on the 2022 World Cup.

Messi scored from the penalty spot and had a worldly assist in the 3-0 victory over Croatia to send his country to the World Cup Finals against France.

Following the game, a Publica Television reporter brought the legend to tears with her sincere questioning about what Messi means to the South American country.

“The last thing I want to tell you, and is not a question, but I just wanted to say; the World Cup final is coming and sure, we all [Argentinians] want to win the Cup,” Sofia Martinez told Messi.

“I just want to tell you that no matter the results, there’s something that no one can take from you and that is the fact you resonated with Argentinians, every single one. I’m being serious. There’s no kid who doesn’t have your team shirt. No matter if it is a fake, real or made up one.

“Truly, you made your mark in everyone’s life and that to me is beyond winning any World Cup. No one can take that from you and this is my gratitude for such amount of happiness you bring to a lot of people.

“I seriously hope you take these words into your heart because I really believe that’s more important than winning a World Cup and you already have it, so thank you captain.”

A teary-eyed Messi watched on as the reporter sung his praises.

Argentina faces France in the 2022 World Cup Finals on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET.