The FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar has become the highest in the history of the tournament at the scoring level, after the Argentine national team achieved the title for the third time in a row after defeating France on Sunday.
The Argentine national team won the title for the third time in its history in a historic match at Lusail Stadium, where Gonzalo Montiel scored the decisive goal in the penalty shootout after the end of the original and extra time of the match, with a 3-3 draw.
And after a handball on Montiel resulted in a penalty kick, from which Kylian Mbappe scored the third equalizing goal for the French national team, the number of goals in the tournament reached 172 goals.
This number came to ensure that the tournament exceeded the record number of goals scored in the 1998 and 2014 editions, with 171 goals.
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And that final match that took place yesterday, Sunday, in which Messi was crowned the championship title and the title of best player, became;
It is the first match in which each team scores 3 goals.
The Qatar 2022 edition saw the referees displaying 171 yellow cards and 4 red cards, and they awarded 23 penalty kicks, 17 of which were executed successfully, while 6 were missed.
During the tournament, 5 matches were decided by penalty shootouts, namely: Morocco and Spain, Croatia and Japan, Argentina and the Netherlands, Brazil and Croatia, and finally Argentina and France.
The number of fans attending the tournament matches exceeded 3.4 million fans, which is a higher number than the last edition that was held in Russia in 2018.
More than 1.4 million people visited the State of Qatar during the World Cup, and about 5 billion people around the world watched the matches on television.
On the economic front, the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) earned about $7.5 billion, a figure that is $1 billion more than the outcome of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.