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Argentina won the FIFA World Cup 2022 final against two-time champions France. Penalties decided a nail-biting contest. France’s Mbappe scored all three of his team’s overtime goals, while Argentina’s Messi scored the second and third after OT.
After a tense 20 minutes, the game went into overtime. Kylian Mbappe struck twice in two minutes to draw Argentina 2-2 after 90 minutes and force extra time. Mbappe led France’s comeback after the team appeared toothless. Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria scored for Argentina in the first half, but Mbappe sparked France’s comeback.
Messi scored his sixth goal of the tournament before half-time and Angel Di Maria responded to give Argentina a 2-0 lead over France. Argentina took the lead over France before half time. Ousmane Dembele fouls Angel Di Maria and gives Argentina a penalty. Lionel Messi scored a penalty to give Qatar the lead. Dembele fouls Di Maria and gives Argentina a penalty kick.
Thousands of Argentina fans in blue and white turned the Lucille Stadium into the home of Lionel Scaloni’s club. The atmosphere was amazing. Angel Di Maria scored Argentina’s second goal after Alexis McAllister led a right-wing counterattack. Di Maria fired home Hugo Lloris after McAllister’s cross, much to the delight of the crowd.
Messi is wandering around in disbelief. A huge stoned smile across his face. High on life. No wonder. He’s at the top of the world. But spare a thought for poor Kylian Mbappe, who has just scored a hat-trick in the World Cup final, only to find himself on the losing side. He looks bereft. When the pain subsides … and it will take a while … he’ll look with satisfaction upon his stellar contribution to the greatest World Cup final of all time. Because it was, wasn’t it? What a story! What performances by Messi and Mbappe! What a final.