The Argentinians and the French had to decide in the penalty shoot-out in this World Cup final! Winners in 1978 and 1986, Argentina won the third World Cup in its history by winning the penalty shootout (3-3, 4-2 t.a.b.) in a legendary final against France Sunday in Lusail, Qatar.
The 2022 World Cup was won by Argentina! Finally, Lionel Messi put the Albiceleste on the roof of the world. By winning against France, has La Pulga become the best player of all time? The question now arises. At the national level, he now joins a certain Diego Armando Maradona. If El Pibe de Oro will remain forever in the hearts of Argentines, Lionel Messi has finally brought the World Cup on Argentine soil. If he thought he had delivered his team by scoring a second goal in extra time, thus signing a double, the final was finally played in extra time! This competition is undoubtedly the most important in the career of the player of Paris-Saint-Germain.
Facing a sluggish French team, Argentina took advantage of its domination to open the score on a penalty converted by Lionel Messi after a foul by Ousmane Dembélé on Angel Di Maria (23rd). Di Maria then doubled the Albiceleste’s lead after a perfectly executed counter-attack (36th).
The French were on the ropes, but Kylian Mbappé was on fire at the end of the match to snatch extra time. Mbappé first converted a penalty caused by Randal Kolo-Muani (80th) before equalizing 60 seconds later with a volley from the edge of the box (81st).
In extra time, Messi thought he would give Argentina the win (109th) but Mbappé equalized with another penalty after a Gonzalo Montiel handball (118th) to send the two teams to penalties.
In the penalty shootout, Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni missed their attempts while the Argentines scored all four of their shots to clinch their 3rd World Cup.