Lionel Messi lives his dream as Argentina beat France to win FIFA World Cup 2022
Finally, Lionel Messi did it, or one can say Argentina, did it for him too. A fairytale was finally written on Sunday when Messi scored twice as Argentina were crowned the champions of the world after beating France in a thrilling finale.
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After a 3-3 draw after extra time, Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties to win their third World Cup. The event was titled the Messi-Mbappe show, and that's exactly what it was. It took both teams 120 minutes plus an umpteen amount of extra time to decide the outcome.
Lionel Messi's Great Dream
As soon as the penalty shoot-out began, there was only one winner. In addition to saving one penalty, Emiliano Martinez did enough to guarantee that Tchouameni hit wide under pressure.
Argentina leapt to the heavens when Montiel took the decisive penalty that went past Hugo Loris. After losing to Germany on penalties in 2006, France experienced agony once more.
The first penalty was taken by Mbappe. In spite of Martinez getting a hand to his shot, he scored again. The next chance belonged to Messi, who calmly slotted it past Loris.
Stepping up, Coman, who was essential to France's comeback in the second half, was unable to get past Martinez. As he blasted the ball straight down the middle, Dybala, who was just added by Scaloni for the purpose of the penalties, made sure it was the right call.
After that, Tchouameni took the shot for France, but Martinez just caused him to lose his focus as he missed it. Hugo Loris went the right way, but Paredes scored next to put Argentina into the driver's seat.
Muani's goal gave France a glimmer of hope, but Montiel's shot split the roof as it found the back of the net.
The FIFA World Cup Awards
- Golden Boot – Kylian Mbappe (France – 7 goals)
- Golden Ball (Player of the Tournament) – Lionel Messi (Argentina)
- Goalkeeper of the Tournament – Emiliano Martinez (Argentina)
- Young Player Award – Enzo Fernandez (Argentina)
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