FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina beat France in penalty shootout, Messi becomes World Champion


Qatar : Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties following a nail-biting 120-minute deadlock of 3-3 to win their third World Cup in 36 years. Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria gave Argentina a 2-0 lead earlier.

It was Kylian Mbappe who brought France back with a brace in the first 97 seconds of the second half. In extra time, Messi would score again, but Mbappe would score from the penalty spot to give France the lead once more.

After centre backs Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot recovered from the virus that had prevented them from playing against Morocco in the semifinal, France coach Didier Deschamps went back to his usual starting lineup. After recovering from a sickness, Raphael Varane of Manchester United also starts alongside Upamecano, and Olivier Giroud


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