The WC final was the same as the final. Argentina eventually won the thrilling final in a breathtaking final. The Argentines waited for the victory with the goals of Messi and Di Maria in the 23rd and 36th minutes until the 79th minute (2-0).
Then Kylian Mbappe equalized for France by scoring 2 goals in just two minutes.
The match, which was tied 2-2 after 90 minutes, went to extra time.
Lionel Messi scored the first goal in extra time (108 minutes) to give Argentina the lead again. Then in just 10 minutes (118 minutes), Mbappe scored a hat-trick from the penalty spot to draw France (3-3).
After 120 minutes it was equal 3-3 and the match ended in a draw. Lionel Messi’s Argentina won their third title after winning the tie 4-2.
#Qatar2022— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) December 18, 2022
🇦🇷🔥🏆¡¡¡SOMOS CAMPEONES DEL MUNDO!!!🏆🔥🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/KoYnhTmeQC
It was France’s fourth World Cup final. Before that, the French won the championship in 1998, then in 2018. Kylian Mbappe was close to making history as a champion for the second time in a row.
Argentina has made six World Cup finals. The Latin American team was champion in 1978 and 1986.
Argentina has crowned champions for the third time, led by Lionel Messi, at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Qatar on Sunday. The Argentines ended their 36-year longing for the championship with this victory.
Prior to that, Argentina was content to finish as runners-up in the 1930, 1990, and 2014 finals.
The referee whistled for a penalty when French footballer Ousmane Dembele brought down De Maria in the D-box in the 23rd minute of the match played at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium on Sunday.
Messi scored from this penalty. This is the Argentina captain’s sixth goal of the season.
In the 36th minute, di Maria doubled the lead from injury. Messi also contributed to his goals.
In midfield, Messi made a small pass to the right, and Julián Alvarez stepped forward and fed Mac Alistair. Di Maria took the pass in the space to the left of the penalty area. The ball escapes the bouncing Frenchman Lloris and finds the ball.
Otamendi brought down Kolo Muani in the D-box in the 78th minute. The referee immediately blows a penalty. Mbappe scored his sixth goal of the World Cup with a spot-kick.
As soon as Mbappe scored this goal, it was scored again. This PSG star scored a stunning goal in the 81st minute, drawing the team to 2-2.
After 79 minutes with 2 goals, Kylian Mbappé equalized France by scoring 2 goals in two minutes.
GOAT. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/AZEQ8j6EjE— All About Argentina 🛎🇦🇷 (@AlbicelesteTalk) December 18, 2022
The match then went to extra time. Hugo Lloris saved, who was hit by Lautaro Martinez with a speeding shot from the right in the 108th minute but could not keep the ball. To cheer up the team, Messi tapped his right foot to kick the ball into the mouth of the goal.