FIFA 2022: Messi magic in World Cup final, Argentina beat France 4-2 in penalty shootout
FIFA world cup 2022 final: In the FIFA World Cup, Argentina led by Lionel Messi won the World Cup. Argentina defeated France 4–2 in a penalty shootout. Argentina has got this title after 36 years. This is the third title for Argentina after winning the title in 1978 and 1986. Lionel Messi and Di Maria scored 2 goals each for Argentina in this match. At the same time, Kylian Embappé alone scored three goals for France. With this, Embappé won the 'Golden Boot' award by scoring 8 goals in the tournament.
The final match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 being played in Qatar was played between defending champions France and Argentina. In this match being played at the Lusail Stadium, Argentina defeated France 4-2 in the penalty shootout, performing well. After the end of 90 minutes, the score was 2-2. At the same time, both teams were tied 3-3 after extra time. This is the third title for Argentina after winning the title in 1978 and 1986. In this match, Argentina's two goals were scored by Lionel Messi and Di Maria. At the same time, Kylian Embappé scored three goals for France. With this, Embappé also won the 'Golden Boot' award by scoring 8 goals in the tournament.
Argentina took a 1-0 lead in the World Cup final by scoring the first goal in the 23rd minute. Captain Lionel Messi scored the first goal on a penalty. France's Ousmane Dembele brings down Argentina's Angel Di Maria in the penalty box. Seeing his mistake, the referee gave a penalty to Argentina. Captain Messi made no mistake and put the ball straight into the goalpost. After this France came on the backfoot.
Then in the 36th minute, France got another blow. Angel Di Maria scored this goal to give Argentina a 2-0 lead. Upamecano of France cannot control the ball. Messi passes the ball to McAllister. McAllister passes the ball to Di Maria. Di Maria made no mistake and fired the ball into the goalpost.
Argentina's team was ahead 2-0 till halftime in the final match against France. Thanks to two goals, Argentina strengthened the match in the first half itself and put France under pressure. Argentina was also ahead in ball possession in the first half. Argentina kept 60 percent of ball possession. At the same time, France's ball possession is 40 percent.
In this match, Argentina was far ahead of France in terms of ball possession, passes and shots on goal. But then France came back in the match and scored two consecutive goals. France's young legend Kylian Embappé brought France back in the 80th minute by scoring the first goal on the penalty. The fans of France could not even accept the joy of this goal that they equalized Argentina by scoring the second goal in the very next minute. After 90 minutes both teams were tied at 2-2.
In the first half of extra time, the score remained equal to 2-2. Although both teams made several attempts at goal. But none was successful. Argentina captain Lionel Messi scored a brilliant goal in the second half of extra time. He put the ball in the goalpost in the 108th minute. Due to this goal, Argentina's team has gone ahead 3-2 in the match. It was Messi's 98th goal for Argentina in his international career.
But then once again Kylian Embappé brought France back into the match by scoring a penalty in the 118th minute. Now the score has reached 3-3. This is Embappé's third and 8th goal in this World Cup. He is the second player after Brazil's Nazario Ronaldo to score 8 goals in the FIFA World Cup. Ronaldo scored 8 goals in 2002.
For the third time in World Cup history, the champion was decided in a penalty shootout. Brazil in 1994 and Italy in 2006 won the match in the penalty shootout. Coincidentally, Italy had defeated France.