Argentina crowned FIFA World Cup champions after thrilling final match against France

Argentina vs. France 2022 World Cup Final Live Scorecard: After a 120-minute 3-3 thriller, Argentina beat France.
2 on penalties to win their third World Cup in 36 years. Earlier, with Argentina leading 2-0 through Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe pulled France back within 97 seconds of the second half. Messi would find the net again in added time, but France hit back with Mbappe’s second goal from the spot.
The opening goal came in the 23rd minute from Messi’s loose free kick when Angel Di Maria was fouled in the French box. Although the second, 13 minutes later, was great teamwork with Messi somewhere in between, Di Maria finished it off. France’s Kylian Mbappe then unexpectedly scored twice—an 80th-minute penalty and then a sweet 81st-minute volley that sent the game into extra time. Messi then scored Lautaro Martinez’s spot-kick in the 109th minute to give Argentina a 3-2 lead, but a handball inside Argentina’s box earned Mbappe another penalty to send it 3-3 into extra time.
France coach Didier Deschamps returned to his preferred line-up after center-back Dayot Upamecano and forward Adrien Rabiot shook off the virus that ruled them out of the semi-final against Morocco. Upamecano will start alongside Raphael Varane after the Manchester United defender also recovered from a virus, while Olivier Giroud starts on the right of Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele.
The audible noise of the stadium, which did not even hear a passing jet plane, suddenly died down. Messi raised Argentina’s hopes again late in the interval when he snuck in to follow up Martinez’s shot, which bounced off Lloris and into his path. However, Mbappe and France did not give up. That’s probably what champions are made of. Against France, the Argentine defense was caught, and the handball won the third penalty of the night, Mbappe’s second, and made it 3-3 again.
In the tie, Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez proved too much of a problem as France twice failed to help Messi enter the history books and stay there forever!

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