Argentina claimed their third FIFA World Cup title on Sunday when they defeated France 4-2 in the penalty shootout after playing a 3-3 draw at the end of the regular and the extra 30 minutes. The finale saw an evenly fought battle as France came from behind twice in the contest to force the match into tiebreakers.
The Captivating Finale
Mbappé and Messi took their teams’ first penalties and scored. Kingsley Coman had an attempt saved by Argentina goalkeeper Emi Martinez and Aurelien Tchouameni then missed for France, allowing Gonzalo Montiel to end it. He converted the penalty to the left and sparked wild celebrations.
🏆 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 🏆 pic.twitter.com/L2QO9h85hf
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Argentina vs France final score (Argentina won 4-2 on penalties)
|1st Half||2nd Half||Extra time||Final|
ARG — Lionel Messi (23 mins, pen)
ARG — Angel Di Maria (36 mins)
FRA — Kylian Mbappe (80 mins, pen)
FRA — Kylian Mbappe (81 mins)
ARG — Lionel Messi (108 mins)
FRA — Kylian Mbappe (118 mins, pen)
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Lionel Messi Achieves His Lifetime Ambition Of Winning The World Cup
Lionel Messi finally got his hands on the World Cup trophy. or long, a World Cup trophy had eluded Messi, most notably the 2014 heartbreak in the final against Germany. Taking to Instagram, Messi, who scored two goals in the final, penned an emotional note to the fans after Argentina won the World Cup. Messi said that it was his dream to win the trophy, and thanked the fans for their support throughout the journey.
“World Champions! I dreamed it so many times, I wanted it so much that I still haven’t fallen, I can’t believe it. Thank you very much to my family, to all who support me and also to all who believed in us. We demonstrate once again that Argentines when we fight together and united we are capable of achieving what we set out to do. The merit belongs to this group, which is above individualities, it is the strength of all fighting for the same dream that was also the dream of all Argentines… We did it! Go Argentina! we are seeing each other very soon,” Messi captioned a photo album on Instagram.
Lionel Messi Isn’t Retiring
Lionel Messi has quashed speculation and pledged to continue playing for his country, despite realizing his lifetime ambition of winning the sport’s biggest prize. “I want to keep experiencing a few more matches as world champion,” the 35-year-old told Argentinian television following an epic penalty shoot-out victory over France in the World Cup final in Qatar on Sunday.
Argentina Awaits The World Champions
In the capital Buenos Aires and throughout the country, millions took to the streets to celebrate Sunday’s remarkable penalty shoot-out victory over France in the World Cup final in Qatar.
Incredible scenes in Argentina 🇦🇷 as they celebrate their World Cup win 🏆
— Mimi Fawaz (@MimosaFawaz) December 18, 2022
Pakistani Super Stars Spotted at The Finale
Humayun Saeed, and Sajal Aly landed in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Also Spotted Mehwish Hayat shared the ‘Selfie Of the Year’ as she posed with the legendary David Beckham.