Argentina is on the throne of football..Messi next to the greats and raises the World Cup (photos)
Argentina won the World Cup title for the third time in its history, after defeating its French counterpart by penalty kicks, after the match ended in a draw with three goals for each team in the 2022 World Cup final, so that star Lionel Messi would join football greats and lift the World Cup, repeating the achievement of the late legend Diego Armando Maradona.
Legend Messi scored two goals following a fictional scenario, as Argentina advanced with two goals in the first half, then Mbappe returned by scoring two goals in one minute, and Messi clinched the title by scoring the third goal in the fourth extra period, then Mbappe responded by scoring the third goal from a penalty kick.
In the penalty shootout, Argentina prevailed 4-2 and crowned the title.
The Argentine national team dominated the course of the game completely in the first half, and translated its advantage by scoring two goals, after Angel Di Maria got a penalty kick after being fouled by Osman Dembele, and Lionel Messi calmly hit the ball into the goal, scoring the first goal (23), while Di Maria added the second goal. From a wonderful attack led by Messi, before Alexis McAllister passed a beautiful ball to Di Maria, who hit the ball into the goal (36).
As for the second half, France's performance improved and dominated the midfield, after coach Didier Deschamps made changes to the "roosters" squad, and the excitement rose to its climax after Mbappe scored two goals in two minutes when Kolo Mwani got a penalty kick in the 79th minute after being fouled by Otamendi. Mbappe hit the ball into the net, scoring the first goal in the 80th minute, before adding the second goal in the 81st minute in a wonderful way.
In the fourth extra period, Messi scored the third goal, and Mbappe responded by scoring the third goal in the 117th minute from a penalty kick, while "Tango" prevailed with a penalty shootout, ending the match with Argentina's victory and crowning the "Tango" World Cup title for the third time in history.
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