Argentina Lifts the FIFA World Cup 2022 Trophy After Defeating France 4-2 in Penalty Shootout!
At the Lusail Stadium, Argentina was leading 2-0 after the first half. Lionel Messi’s penalty kick was followed by another of his exquisite World Cup passes, which allowed Angel Di Maria to score the second goal.
Messi scored a goal for Argentina in 23rd minute of the game while Di Maria smashed a goal in the 36th minute, giving the defending champions extra pressure.
In the first half of the game, Argentina was 2-0, proving themselves to be the best side in the world. Di Maria’s return has proven to be beneficial for Argentina. He won the penalty that Messi confidently dispatched prior to he completed a brilliant counter-attack by selecting out the bottom corner. In respond to this, France didn’t get a single shot right.
Soon after the first half, Argentina made its first change as Acuna replaced Di Maria. Soon, France started to cause some troubles for Argentina down their left side, with Griezmann and Hernandez linking up great. Soon in the 80’ and 81’, Mbappe scored a penalty goal, putting a lot of power on the shots. He gave Martinez no chance to defend. Kylian Mbappe became the youngest player to reach 10 World Cup goals after he surpassed Gerd Muller. France stunned Argentina. Two goals from Mbappe turned the match upside down. France brought Argentina back on the front foot. Scaloni might be thinking how did it even happen after witnessing his team controlling the majority of the match.
After 90’, the score tied and both teams got 8 added minutes to search for a winner. At the end of the second half, the score remained 2-2. Argentina failed to clear their lines while France kept them penned back in the corner.
After so much of efforts and passes and hitting, Messi did it again for his side. He scored after knocking it through the French, bringing the score to 3-2. France got penalty and Mbappe scored and made his World cup final hat-trick, levelling the score 3-3. Second half extra time ended with both teams sharing the same score.
The game moved to the penalty shoot out with France getting the first kick. Messi and Mbappe scored, levelling the score. Coman missed the shot while Dybala scored to put Argentina ahead. Tchouameni missed a shot for France while Paredes gave Argentina another point, bringing the penalty score to 3-1. At last, Gonzalo gave Argentina a lead that made them the World Cup 2022 Winner.
Argentina lifts the trophy, defeating France 4-2 in the penalty shootout!