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Messi's Argentina Beat France To Lift The World Cup

Messi's Argentina Beat France To Lift The World Cup

Argentina defeated France on penalties on Sunday 18 December 2022 to win the FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup with Lionel Messi scoring a brace in that match.

It took penalties after an electric 3-3 draw, but Argentina won 4-2 in the shootout!

Messi and Di Maria scored the first-half goals for Argentina before Mbappe’s late brace took it to extra time.

Messi scored his second goal in extra time but Mbappe penned them back again, getting his hat trick from the spot.

In the shootout, Martinez made a huge save before Tchouameni missed. Argentina scored all of theirs, with Montiel scoring the winner.

Major highlights:

Lionel Messi scored the first goal from the spot for Argentina in the 23rd minute before Ángel Di María doubled the lead in the 36th minute.

Kylian Mbappé pulled one for France from the spot in the 80th minute before equalising in the 81st minute.

Messi scored his second goal of the match in the 108th minute but Mbappe equalised fir the second time in the 118th minute.

Mbappe has become the second player to score a World Cup final hat-trick after Geoff Hurst for England v Germany in 1966. 

Argentina have won the World Cup for a third time (also 1978 and 1986).

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