The victory of Lionel Messi‘s side over France in the final match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 earned them the right to crown Messi the finest footballer in the world. The contest took place at the Lusail Stadium on the evening of December 18 at nine o’clock in the evening. The victor of the match was determined by a penalty shootout after regulation and overtime both ended with the score knotted at three goals each. In the penalty shootout between France and Argentina, Argentina emerged victorious with a 4-2 score.
The first game of this World Cup was played between Argentina and Saudi Arabia, and Argentina was defeated by Saudi Arabia by a score of 2-1. This was not a good start for Argentina in this competition. Nobody could have predicted that this particular side would end up triumphant at the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Argentina advanced all the way to the championship game of the World Cup 2022 thanks to the leadership of Lionel Messi, who took over at the opening of the game and never looked back. The fact that Lionel Messi was able to lead his team to victory in the World Cup final demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that he is the best footballer in the world.
Kylian Mbappe had a fantastic game and scored a hat trick for France, but it was a source of tremendous disappointment for him when his team did not prevail in the championship match against Argentina. France, on the other hand, gave Argentina a very difficult time. It was a very important encounter for both of the sides, as the champion of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be determined by the outcome of this match.
The stadium was filled with followers of both sides, but the Argentine supporters made up the majority of those present due to the crowd size. Despite the fact that France put on a fantastic performance in the final, it was a great sorrow for the country and its fans when the squad ultimately came out on the losing end of this match and was failed to grab the FIFA World Cup 2022. On the other hand, Argentina’s supporters were overjoyed to learn that their national team had prevailed over the competition. The stadium was packed to capacity, and the roars of Argentine supporters could be heard throughout. Although France came out on the losing end of the match, they were victorious in the hearts of football fans everywhere. They performed exceptionally well throughout the entirety of the match, from the opening minutes to the closing seconds.
When these two teams competed against one another, it was a very tight contest. This was without a doubt one of the most entertaining matches to take place during the FIFA World Cup 2022. France gave Argentina a run for their money throughout the match. During the course of this match, Argentina maintained possession of the ball for 55 percent of the time, while France did so for 45 percent. A total of 635 of Argentina’s attempted passes were successful, and the team had 6 corner kicks. Argentina’s pass accuracy was 82%. On the other side, France was successful in 531 of its passes, had a pass accuracy of 77%, and was granted 5 corner kicks during this encounter. This game included a significant number of infractions all throughout its duration. This match featured a total of 45 fouls, with Argentina being responsible for 26 of them and France being responsible for 19 of them. Argentinean players were issued a total of five yellow cards, while French players received a total of three yellow cards.
In this game, Argentina performed exceptionally well in all facets, including their passes, their control of the ball, and their ability to score goals, which was especially notable in this particular encounter. In football, having control of the ball and making passes was of no use until a goal was scored. It made no difference in the least whether or not someone had possession or passes. Only the squad that scores more goals than their opponent will emerge victorious. During this particular encounter, Argentina had more possession of the ball and completed more passes than France did; nonetheless, France capitalized on every opportunity to score and tied the game with Argentina. The game was decided by a penalty shootout, and France came out on the losing end of it, which was a really disappointing moment for France.
There were a total of six goals scored in this match, three of which were scored by Argentina and three by France. During the first half, Argentina scored both of the game’s goals, making their overall tally for the half two. In the 23rd minute of the game, Argentina scored the game’s opening goal after successfully converting a penalty kick. At the 21-minute mark of the game, Ousmane Dembele of France makes a tackle on Angel Di Maria within France’s own penalty box. After consulting the video assistant referee, the on-field official determined that a foul had been committed and signaled for Argentina to take the resulting penalty kick. It was a controversial penalty since several individuals believed that it could not possibly constitute a foul. The penalty kick that Lionel Messi converted for the first goal for Argentina was taken by him.
Angel Di Maria scored Argentina’s second goal with assistance from Alexis Mac Allister after 36 minutes had passed in the match. Di Maria’s finale was outstanding in every respect. The first half ended with neither team having any more success in front of goal. At the end of the first half, Argentina had a lead of 2-0 over France thanks to the score.
During the second half, France began to attack and made numerous attempts to score goals. At the 79th minute mark of the game, Nicolas Otamendi of Argentina makes a tackle on Randal Kolo Muani inside of Argentina’s penalty area. The referee instantly signaled that there had been a foul and awarded France a penalty kick for their offense. After 80 minutes of play, Kylian Mbappe capitalized on a chance to score and did so, giving France the lead for the first time in this encounter. He scored once more with the assistance of Marcus Thuram at the 81 minute mark of the game. The score was level at 2-2 after the first half’s allotted time had passed.
Due to the fact that the score was knotted, the referee decided to add an extra half an hour of play time so that someone might eventually emerge victorious. Messi tallied a magnificent goal for Argentina 108 minutes into the contest. The referee initially waved the offside flag and nullified the goal, but after consulting VAR, he reversed his ruling and awarded the goal to Argentina. The game had reached a highly serious stage at the time it was being played. Mbappe booted the ball after 117 minutes, and it went through Gonzalo Montiel’s elbow in Argentina’s penalty box. France was on a goal-scoring tear at this point, and it was Mbappe who was responsible for this goal. After consulting the video assistant referee, the on-field official determined that France was in violation of the rules for handball and awarded them another penalty. This penalty allowed Kylian Mbappe to finish off his hat trick. After a further half an hour had been played, the score remained knotted at 3-3.
The winner of the match will be determined by the score after the penalty shootout. Both Messi and Mbappe converted their respective penalty kicks during the first round. During the second penalty shootout, Argentina was successful in scoring, while France was unable to do so due to the save made by the goalie for Argentina, Emiliano Martinez. Argentina scored once more during the third penalty, while France failed to convert once more because the ball went beyond of the penalty area. Tough on the fourth penalty France scored, but Argentina scored too, which declared Argentina the victor in the Final with 4-2 scores in the Penalty Shootout. France missed the world cup as they missed the penalty. After a drought of 35 years, Argentina was able to claim victory in the World Cup. They last won the World Cup in 1986. They have now won the World Cup on three separate occasions.
In recognition of his remarkable performance as a goalkeeper throughout the World Cup, Emiliano Martinez was presented with the Golden Glove award. It was largely due to his efforts that Argentina was victorious in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Kylian Mbappe, who was just 23 years old when he scored a hat trick in this match, was the youngest player. Because of his amazing play during the World Cup, he was presented with the Golden Boot trophy at the end of it. During this World Cup, he participated in only 14 games but still managed to score 12 goals. It was the first time a hat trick had been scored in a men’s World Cup final since 1966, and he came very close to leading France to back-to-back championships. He set the record for the sixth-highest men’s World Cup scorer. Kylian Mbappe is an absolute monster who is going to shatter a lot of records in the course of his forthcoming career.
The head coach of Argentina, Lionel Scaloni, did everything he could for his squad and made sure to get them to the top of the standings. The incredible strategy he devised for the game helped Argentina reach new heights. His name will go down as an important one in the annals of football history.
Lionel Messi, known as the “King of Football,” was presented with his second Golden Ball award as a result of his amazing exploits throughout the World Cup. Argentina was crowned champions of the World Cup as a direct result of his efforts. He guided Argentina to the top of the FIFA World Cup standings with their ground-breaking performance. He will be remembered as the winner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. He is a living icon.
Argentina vs France
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Lionel Messi – (Argentina) – 23’ (Penalty).
Angel Di Maria (Alexis Mac Allister) – (Argentina) – 36’
Kylian Mbappe – (France) – 80’ (Penalty)
Kylian Mbappe (Marcus Thuram) – (France) – 81’
Lionel Messi – (Argentina) – 108’
Kylian Mbappe – (France) – 118’ (Penalty)