19 Dec 2022

FIFA World Cup Final: Messi's Argentina Beat France, Became Champion After 36 years; France Loses Despite Mbappe's Hattrick

Lionel Messi's dream of becoming world champion has come true. Argentina beat France 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out in the FIFA World Cup final played on Sunday. Both the teams were tied at 2-2 till the stipulated 90 minutes. 

The match was tied 3-3 after extra time. After this the match was decided through penalty shootout. Messi scored two goals in the final. At the same time, Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick for France.

Argentina has won the World Cup after 36 years. Earlier, it got the title success in 1986. The team became champions for the first time in 1978.

Match went into extra time

By 90 minutes the score line was level at 2–2. After this the match went into extra time. Both teams scored one goal each in extra time. Lionel Messi scored for Argentina in the 23rd minute of the first half and Angel Di Maria in the 36th minute. At the same time, Kylian EmbappĂ© of France scored 2 goals to equalize the score line 2-2. EmbappĂ© scored a penalty in the 80th minute and a field goal in the 81st minute.

This is the victory of a dream. Argentina won the World Cup under the captaincy of Lionel Messi, one of the greatest football players of all time.

Match will also be remembered for charisma of Mbappe

But, this match will not be remembered only for Argentina. The match played at Qatar's Lusail Stadium will also be remembered for the struggle of France and the charisma of its mega star player Kylian Mbappe.

 At one point of time, Mbappe alone seemed to be a wall in the way of Messi's dream of winning the World Cup.

That too when Argentina's team was seen miles ahead of France for more than the first 70 minutes of the match and at that time the fans were asking, 'Where is Mbappe', but in the 79th minute Mbappe scored the first goal for France through penalty. Mbappe made such a comeback that once it appeared that he would snatch victory from Argentina's jaws.

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