Argentina Wins 4-2 France on penalties in the FIFA World Cup Final 2022 | Argentina are World Champions, Messi is crowned World Champion

Argentina have become only the fifth nation to win the World cup after losing their first match.

Argentina won the World Cup on Sunday after beating defending champions France 4-2 on penalties, following a dramatic 3-3 draw after extra time. Argentina keeper Emiliano Martinez saved Kingsley Coman’s penalty and Aurelien Tchouameni fired wide to give Argentina their first world title since 1986, Fairytale ending for Argentina

Argentina win their 3rd FIFA World Cup Title. Lionel Messi becomes World Champion. Argentina becomes the 1st South American team since Brazil (2002) to Win FIFA World Cup.

Argentina become 3rd Nation to win FIFA World Cup Final on penalties

It also won most penalty shootouts in FIFA World Cup. Argentina won 6 times. On the other hand, France have lost both their FIFA World Cup Final Penalty Shootouts in the year 2006 and 2022.

After 6029 days since debuting in the World Cup ,Lionel Messi lifts up the Ultimate FIFA World Cup Trophy

Mbappe becomes the 1st player after Geoff Hurst (1966) to score FWC Final Hat-Trick.

This is definitively a World Cup final for the ages.

The Les Bleus gave everything but missed out on penalties.

They did not hang around the pitch for long after Montiel’s winner.

Final Line-up : Argentina vs France

Argentina XI : Martinez, Molina (Montiel, 91′), Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico (Dybala, 120′), De Paul (Paredes, 102′), Fernandez, Mac Allister (Pezzella, 116′), Di Maria (Acuna, 64′), Messi, Alvarez (Lautaro Martinez, 102′).

France XI : Lloris, Kounde (Disasi, 120′), Upamecano, Varane (Konate, 113′), Hernández (Camavinga, 71′), Rabiot (Fofana, 96′), Tchouaméni, Mbappé, Griezmann (Coman, 71′), Dembéle (Kolo Muani, 41′), Giroud (Thuram, 41′).

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni was emotional as he spoke to reporters.

“I cannot believe that we have suffered so much in a perfect game,” he said. “Unbelievable, but this team responds to everything.”

“I am proud of the work they did. With the blows we received today, this makes you emotional. I want to tell people to enjoy. It’s a historic moment for our country.”

Messi named best player of World Cup, wins Golden Ball

Mbappe wins Golden Boot

Argentina’s Martinez wins best goalkeeper award

Fernandez wins Young Player Award

Argentina’s coach has dedicated the World Cup title to his parents.

“We always talk about our families,” Lionel Scaloni said. “[My parents] taught me to understand that I could never give up.”

“Any other coach, not only me, wants to do things well. I’m lucky to be here. This is an incredible moment,” Scaloni said.


23 mins: GOAL ! Argentina ! Lusail Stadium erupts as Messi puts Argentina ahead

36mins : GOAL ! Argentina ! Di Maria beats Lloris from the left side to give Argentina a 2-0 lead.

80mins : GOAL ! France ! Martinez guesses right as Mbappe goes left, but the striker is just too good as France make it 2-1.

81mins : GOAL ! France ! Out of nowhere, Mbappe has struck two times in as many minutes 

108mins : GOAl ! Argentina ! Messi comes to the rescue for Argentina!

118mins : GOAL ! FRANCE ! Mbappe goes back on top of the top-scorers’ list!

Messi strikes it low to the right to send Argentinian fans into the stratosphere.

That strike also pushes him past Mbappe to be the tournament’s leading scorer with six goals.

23 mins: Argentina 1-0 France

This is arguably one of the goals of the tournament.

After winning the ball just before the halfway line, Messi helps engineer a counter by releasing Mac Allister with a lovely through pass.

The Argentinian steams towards the penalty box, and times a beautifully weighted pass to Di Maria on his left side.

The winger is able to collect and slot the ball past Lloris with ease towards the far post.

The current world champions are on the canvas –

36 mins: Argentina 2-0 France

Otamendi brings down Kolo Muani inside of the box, and France are awarded a penalty!

Mbappe will take the chance for Les Bleus.

80 mins: Argentina 2-1 France

Out of nowhere, Mbappe has struck two times in as many minutes to change the whole complexion of the match.

After winning the ball, Thuram finds Mbappe inside the box on the left side with a quick chip.

Mbappe, in one fell swoop, goes for a low volley, which beats Martinez.

We are just seven minutes from extra time, but is there one last twist in the tale?

81 mins: Argentina 2-2 France

Messi goal puts Argentina on the brink

After a superb counter is launched, the ball finds Lautaro on the right side who looks to go near post.

The striker tries his luck but is blocked soundly by Lloris.

The French goalkeeper is unable to hold onto the ball though as the rebound finds a trailing Messi who is able to get behind it to thrust the ball into the goal, with the ball just passing the line before being taken out by Upemacano.

Argentinian fans are crying as Messi may have just delivered the crucial blow of this contest.

108 mins ET: Argentina 3-2 France

Mbappe goes back on top of the top-scorers’ list!

He goes top left, with Martinez electing to go bottom right.

What an amazing final this has been so far, and it looks like we are headed to penalties.

118 mins ET: Argentina 3-3 France

End of extra time

Lautaro Martinez twice has a chance at squaring this match once and for all but is unable to finish.

Meanwhile, Kolo Muani, who is on a clear break, is stopped in his tracks by a converging Damian Martinez.

It has been a frenetic end to extra time.

This World Cup final will be decided once and for all by penalties.

FT ET: Argentina 3-3 France

Penalty Shootout :

After winning the coin toss, France will go first.

Mbappe scores

He goes left and is able to avoid Martinez, who guessed the right way.

Penalties: Argentina 0-1 France

Messi scores

He goes left and scores.

Penalties: Argentina 1-1 France

Coman misses

Coman goes left, but Damian Martinez gets behind it and punches the air in joy.

Penalties: Argentina 1-1 France

Dybala scores

He goes down the middle, and Lloris goes right.

Penalties: Argentina 2-1 France

Tchouameni misses

He goes well wide of the goal as he tries to aim left. Damian Martinez must have thrown him off as he guessed the right direction.

Penalties: Argentina 2-1 France

Paredes scores

Lloris guesses right as the Argentinian went left, even getting a touch on it.

But he is unable to stop it fully as the ball nestles in the bottom corner.

Penalties: Argentina 3-1 France

Kolo Muani scores

With an emphatic finish down the centre, Kolo Muani extends a lifeline for France.

Penalties: Argentina 3-2 France

Montiel scores, and Argentina win!

Argentina become champions of the world as Montiel converts from the spot.

Penalties: Argentina 4-2 France

Messi the World Champion :

Lionel Messi: The first player ever to win two adidas Golden Balls!

It’s euphoria for Argentina, misery for France.

Can this stadium handle this amount of noise? It’s ear-splitting.

The Argentina bench has run onto the pitch. Messi goes over to thank the supporters for what has been a splendid atmosphere throughout this exhilarating game.

Messi has realised his destiny as he wins the one trophy that had eluded him his entire career.

Maradona, welcome Messi into the pantheon of champions.

Final Score : Argentina 3-3 France (4-2 penalties)

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