"It was an unbelievable final, I would never have dreamed of it": Argentina ecstasy after World Cup title
Created: 2022-12-18 7:13 p.m
By: Alexander Kaindl
Argentina defeats France in the World Cup final.
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Argentina and France delivered a great World Cup final.
Read the interviews about the final.
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Argentina and France fought an epic duel in the World Cup final.
For a long time it looked like an unchallenged victory for the Albiceleste, Lionel Messi (13th) and Angel di Maria (36th) had given the South Americans a 2-0 lead before the break.
Little came from France until the final phase.
Then Kylian Mbappé finally ignited - and made it 2-2 in less than 100 seconds (80th, 81st).
We summarize the voices surrounding the finale here.
Emiliano Martinez (goalkeeper Argentina) after the game over...
... the finale: "We suffered.
At first we controlled the game, but then we gave it up.
Then the 3:2, then another penalty.
Thank god we made it after all.
It was an unbelievable finale, I would never have dreamed of it.
I have no words."
... the penalty shoot-out: "I always think of the team.
I know I have to parry.
I did what I could."
... the dedication of the title: "First and foremost, I dedicate this victory to my family.
I come from a very simple family, went to England very young.
I thank my family for the support.”
Bastian Schweinsteiger (ARD expert) after the game over ...
... the game: “I was happy that the French took part from the 80th minute.
But that was incredible from Argentina.
A monster performance to come back here again.”
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... the decisive moment of the game: "Actually, it was just one action, namely that Otamendi didn't hit the ball on the stands before the penalty, but tried to shield it.
That was the decisive moment in this game.”
... Messi: "I'm very happy for him that football romance has written such a story.
I think he would have given up everything to win this trophy."
... the World Cup trophy: "It's something very special to get your hands on this golden trophy.
It's an experience you'll never forget.”