Argentina defeat France on penalty shootout to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Argentina has defeated France on penalty shootout to win the third World Cup in their history.
France came from being twice back to pull off one of the greatest World Cup come backs of all time but fell shot on penalty shoot out.
It took only 23 minutes for Messi to open the score for Argentina. Dembele fouled Di Maria in the box and the referee immediately pointed to the spot. Messi took a short run-up to the spot, just hesitating in front of the ball as he looked up at Lloris. The keeper dived to his right and could only watch as the ball flew into the opposite corner.
Argentina doubled the lead in the 36th minute. It was Upamecano that loose the ball this time, and Argentina went on a quick counter. Messi flicked it past his marker to pick out Mac Allister’s run and he surged into the box before unselfishly squaring it to Di Maria. Lloris rushed out, but the winger’s first-time shot beats him and nestled into the far bottom corner.
Mbappe pulled one back for France in the 89th minutes. Otamendi fouled Muani in the box and the referee gave the penalty. Mbappe made no mistake from the spot as he placed it in the bottom left corner beyond the reach of Martinez.
The 23 year old was at it again as he equalized for France just two minutes after scoring the first.
He received a pass from Coman and whipped a power shot into the bottom right corner.
Messi got the lead back for Argentina in the second half of extra time. Martinez had his shot saved by Lloris but Messi was at the end of the rebound to give Argentina the lead.
Mbappe got the equalizer for France once more from the spot to put France level 3-3 and send the match to Extra time.
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