SportsNews : Argentina beat France 4–2 in a penalty shootout in the World Cup final in Qatar. He has been able to win the World Cup after 36 years. He has now won the title for the third time after 1978 and 1986. The match went into extra time after the match was tied 2-2 for the stipulated 90 minutes. There Lionel Messi scored a goal to put Argentina ahead 3-2, but Kylian Mbappé had something else in mind. He scored a goal in the 117th minute to level the match at 3-3. After this, Argentina won the match in the penalty shootout.
Argentina has now won the title for the third time after 1978 and 1986. Talking about France, its dream of becoming champion for the third time was shattered. He had won in 1998 and 2018. Unfortunately for France, it lost the final match on penalties for the second time. In 2006, it was defeated by Italy. So far three times the champion of the World Cup has been decided in the penalty shootout. France lost twice. At the same time, in 1994, Brazil defeated Italy.
One of the greatest footballers in the world, Lionel Messi and young star Kylian Mbappe lived up to their names. Messi scored two and Embappé scored three goals. Lionel Messi scored the first goal in the match on a penalty in the 23rd minute. He became the first footballer in the world to score in all knockout matches of a World Cup. After that, Angel Di Maria scored a goal in the 36th minute to put Argentina ahead 2–0. By halftime, Argentina’s team was ahead 2-0. After halftime, both the teams continued to attack but could not score. For 80 minutes it seemed that Argentina would easily win the match, but Kylian Mbappe turned the match around by scoring two goals in two minutes. He scored in the 80th and 81st minutes.
The match went into extra time after the score was tied at 2-2 after the stipulated 90 minutes. There both the teams got two halves of 15-15 minutes each. Lionel Messi scored a goal in the 108th minute to put Argentina ahead 3–2 in the match. Once again Argentina looked to be on the verge of victory, but Kylian Mbappé stood in their way again. He scored a goal in the 117th minute to level the match at 3-3. After this the match reached the penalty shootout. There Argentina won the match 4-2.
Argentina is the country with the most penalty shootout wins in the World Cup. He was successful in doing so for the sixth time.