In the final of the ongoing Football World Cup 2022 in Qatar, Argentina has finally become the World Cup winner again after 36 years after defeating France in a penalty shootout after a sensational contest.
In the final played at Lusail Stadium in Qatar, Argentina beat France by two goals to four on penalties.
Argentina won the World Cup in 1978 and 1986.
In the final of the World Cup, Argentina took a 2-0 lead against France in the first half. The first goal for Argentina was scored by Lionel Messi on a penalty in the 23rd minute, while the second goal was scored by Angel Di Maria in the 36th minute.
Argentina had a 2-0 lead in the first half of the match, but in the last 11 minutes of the match, a penalty goal by French player Kylian Mbappe and then another brilliant goal by him within 90 seconds leveled the match at 2-2. Gave
In extra time, Messi scored his second and the team’s third goal to give Argentina a 3-2 lead, but then Frenchman Mbappe scored a hat trick to end Argentina’s lead.
After that, both teams could not score until the end of extra time and the match went to a penalty shootout in which Argentina scored four penalties.
Thus, France’s dream of winning the World Cup final for the third time in a row could not be fulfilled.
Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria scored two goals for Argentina, while Kylian Mbappe scored three goals for France.
France’s Kylian Mbappe was awarded the Golden Boot award for scoring the most goals in the tournament, while Argentina’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was adjudged the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
Lionel Messi was given the ‘Golden Ball Award’ for the best performance of the tournament.
Argentina last won the World Cup in 1986, 36 years ago today. Argentina reached the final in 2014 but lost to Germany.