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Argentina are champions for the third time. Leo Messi on the roof of the world like Maradona


The South Americans dominated the first half (2-0) then Mbappè evened the score with two goals in two minutes. In extra time, La Pulce still responds for France with his No. 10 on penalty REPORT The penalty shootout lottery decides the final, 7-5 (ANSA)

Leo Messi's Argentina is world champion.

France beaten on penalties 7-5 CHRONICLE

Party on the field with the family for Leo Messi.

While the French are desperate, some in tears, Mbappe' in disbelief on the bench, the newly crowned Argentines embrace each other in tears, like their coach Scaloni.

Only smiles instead for Messi, first joined on the pitch by his mother, then by his three children, all three wearing the national team shirt and the Messi 10 writing on his shoulders.

Qatar 2022, world champion Argentina parades through the streets of Doha

President Argentina, the team is our example

- "Thanks to the players and the technical team. They are the example that we must not give up" and "that we have a great people and a great future".

This was tweeted by the Argentine president, Alberto Fernandez, after the victory of the Argentine national team at the World Cup in Qatar.

Macron, the Les Bleus made us dream

- "The Les Bleus made us dream".

This is how French President Emmanuel Macron comments on the result of the World Cup after France's defeat against Argentina on penalties.

ANSA. it

Argentina-France 7-5 The match report and photos - Qatar 2022

Goals: in the pt 23' Messi (rig), 36' Di Maria;

in the st 35' and 13' sts (rig) and 36' Mbappé;

4' sts Messi.



In the 118th minute Mbappé's goal.

The French number ten, very cold from the penalty spot, kicks into the bottom corner to his left.

Hat-trick for the Paris Saint-Germain player.

In the 108th minute Messi's goal.

Lautaro Martinez, triggered in the area on the right, kicks powerfully at the near post finding the opposition of Lloris who can do nothing on the winning tap-in with an unguarded goal from the Argentine 10.

Double for the Argentinian ace.

In the 80th minute Mbappé scored.

The French number 10 kicks powerfully finding the bottom corner to the right of Emiliano Martinez.

The Argentine goalkeeper senses but fails to block the shot of the French champion

In the 81st minute France equalized


Coman takes the ball away near midfield, and finds Mbappè who swaps the ball with Kolo Muani on the edge of the area, diagonally volleys finding the bottom corner to the left of Emiliano Martinez.

Incredible recovery of the transalpines.

Argentina took the lead in the 23rd minute from

a penalty converted by Messi


Di Maria dribbles Dembélé who knocks him down in the area on the left, giving the Albiceleste the maximum free kick.

Di Maria

signs the double in the 36th minute.

Argentina counter-attack on the Messi-Alvarez-Mac Allister axis, with the latter, fished deep by the Argentine number 10 who serves Di Maria at the far post: the Juventus-owned full-back shoots diagonally finding the low corner to the left of Lloris.

Qatar 2022, Argentina world champion: party in Buenos Aires

Martinez, 120' of suffering then on penalties I was serene

 - "It was a game of great suffering, we knew it: we weren't able to control the game as we should. But to become world champion you have to suffer".

In tears, Emiliano Martinez celebrates the night that crowned Argentina as world champions and him the hero of the night, with a save from Coman's final penalty.

"When we went to the final penalties - said the Albiceleste goalkeeper - I told my team-mates to stay calm, because I would have taken a couple of them.."

It's over!


'Gracias Pulga Messi!'

From the spectacular Iguazu Falls on the border with Brazil, to the Marambio scientific base in Antarctica, passing by the iconic obelisk on Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires, an irrepressible Argentine 'fiesta' broke out for the historic and well-deserved victory today of the 'selección' at the World Cup in Qatar on penalties against the French 'Bleus'.

The joy that, at the final whistle of the referee Kwiatkowsi, immediately poured into the streets of the whole country to the cries of 'Vamos Argentina and 'Dale campeòn!

', after France's temporary draw which put the final victory at stake.

Furthermore, a joy that repays an entire country which, like its captain Leo Messi, who will leave the 'selección' after Qatar, and which only needed this title, felt he was indebted to history.

Not only with the history of the World Cup - with the final lost at the Maracana in 2014 by a single goal in extra time - but also with that history with a capital 'S' which has long been subjecting Argentina to endless economic crises, despite potential resources.

Source: ansa

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