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In Messi's record match... Argentina defeats France and crowns the 2022 World Cup

2022-12-18T18:10:37.759Z


The star, Lionel Messi, led the Argentine national team to crown the 2022 World Cup, after defeating France on penalties after extending it to two additional halves, after the end of the match in normal and extra time with a 3-3 draw.


The star, Lionel Messi, led the Argentine national team to crown the 2022 World Cup, after defeating France on penalties after extending it to two additional halves, after the end of the match in normal and extra time with a 3-3 draw.

In front of more than 89,000 fans at Lusail Stadium, the Argentine national team entered the match with a clear intention to attack and try to score an early goal, and the team had repeated attempts that threatened French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

And the Polish referee, Simon Marciniak, awarded a penalty kick to Argentina in the 22nd minute, after a mistake by Frenchman Ousmane Dembele, who intervened on striker Angel Di Maria.

With or against the referee's decision to award a penalty kick to Argentina against #France #Argentina_France |

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Messi executed the penalty kick successfully in the 23rd minute, to score his 12th goal in the history of his participation with the Argentine national team in the World Cup and enhance his record, two goals ahead of his closest pursuer Gabriel Batistuta.

Former German star Miroslav Klose tops the list of the World Cup's all-time top scorers, with 16 goals in four editions of the World Cup.

Messi also became the first player in the history of the World Cup to contribute twenty goals in the history of the World Cup, with 12 goals and eight assists.

Lionel Messi opens the scoring from a penalty kick # Qatar 2022 |

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And the Paris Saint-Germain star succeeded in scoring in all the tango matches in the knockout stages, as he scored for his country the first goal during the victory over Australia in the round of sixteen and the second goal during the victory over the Netherlands with penalty kicks in the quarter-finals, then he scored the first goal for Croatia during his country’s victory with three goals. Without a response in the golden square before opening the scoring against the Duke of France today.

Messi became the player with the most participation in the history of the World Cup, with 26 matches, surpassing the record he shared with German legend Lothar Matthaus, with 25 matches each.

Messi also became the player with the most participation in the World Cup in terms of the number of minutes, surpassing the previous record of Italian legend Paolo Maldini, who participated in 2217 minutes in the World Cup.

A typical counter-attack, which Di Maria sealed against Lloris (2-0) # Qatar 2022 |

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And from a quick counterattack launched by Messi, the ball reached Alexis McAllister and passed to Di Maria on the left side to shoot from a single position past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and add the second goal in the 36th minute.

Shortly before the break, France coach Didier Deschamps made two surprising changes with the exit of Olivier Giroud and Dembele, and involved Randall Kolo Mwani and Marcus Thuram, while Kylian Mbappe moved to the center of the spearhead.

Di Maria puts Alvarez alone, and the latter shoots, but Lloris was in the right place # Qatar 2022 |

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The Argentine national team continued to dominate at the start of the second half, but striker Julian Alvarez and De Paul missed opportunities to advance, in light of the steadfastness of the French goalkeeper.

Ring 80: Mbappe scores the first goal for the roosters (2-1).


Ring 79: Otamendi obstructs Mwani .. a penalty kick for France! # Qatar 2022 |

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As the match approached its end, and while everyone thought that the title was decided for the Argentine national team, the star Kylian Mbappe appeared, who assumed the championship role and scored two goals within two minutes for the Duke of France, as his first goal came from a penalty kick in the 80th minute, and only two minutes later he scored the second goal for him and his country with a wonderful shot. From inside the box.

Crazy scenario!

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The French team rushed into the attack in search of a third goal, and the Argentine national team, in turn, tried to settle the match, but Messi's shot was brilliantly saved by Louis.

Messi's powerful shot was narrowly removed by Louis!

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The two teams went to two more periods after the end of the regular time, with a 2-2 draw.

Messi ignites it again and scores the third goal for the Argentine national team against


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In the second overtime period, Messi added the third goal for Argentina.

Messi puts Argentina ahead!

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Mbappe came back again and equalized for France in the 117th minute, marking a hat-trick that he alone was the top scorer of the Qatar World Cup with 8 goals.

Mbappe became the second player in history to score a hat-trick in the World Cup final, after England's Jeff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final when they beat West Germany 4-2 after extra time.

A historic and enthusiastic match.. #Mbappe scores a 3-3 draw against #Argentina from a penalty kick


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The match ended in a 3-3 draw in one of the best final matches in World Cup history.

Montella scores the last penalty kick, and the title is finally in possession of Messi # Qatar 2022 |

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The penalty shootout smiled at the end for Argentina 4-2, crowning Messi with the most expensive title in his career and giving his country the World Cup for the third time in history.

Source: aljazeera

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