How can you blame these Blues?
Back from hell, trailing by two goals after a disastrous first half, then again behind in the score during extra time, the France team ended up cracking on penalties.
Hugo Lloris, in the cages, could not stop any penalty.
For his part, Emiliano Martinez, exercise specialist and elected goalkeeper of the tournament, was decisive.
Back, shooter by shooter, on this session for history, for a third star.
The first shooters: Mbappé and Messi answer each other
After the draw, the session takes place in front of the Argentine supporters, but it is Didier Deschamps' men who have the honor.
First to appear, Kylian Mbappé has already scored, during the first 120 minutes, his two penalties to revive the Blues.
Never two without three for "Kiks", with a strong half-high shot on the right of Emiliano Martinez, who brushes the ball.
In the process, it is the other man of the match Lionel Messi who answers him.
The seven-time Ballon d'Or, after marking a slight downtime, slips the ball to the right of Lloris.
The doorman of the Blues, a time left on the other side, does not have time to dive far enough to prevent the ball from returning.
Kylian Mbappé became the first player to score a hat-trick in the final since 1966. Adrian DENNIS / AFP) AFP or licensors
Coman puts the Blues in trouble
Second shooter to come forward on the blue side, Kingsley Coman chooses the same side as Mbappé, but Emiliano Martinez followed everything.
Starting on his right, he took the penalty from the Bayern Munich winger in the face to give Argentina a first opportunity to pass in front.
It was Paulo Dybala behind who took care of it.
With a low strike in the middle, which Lloris, who started on his left, cannot push back with his feet.
First blow for the Blues.
Kingsley Coman missed the second penalty of the session for the Blues.
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The failure of Tchouaméni as a turning point in the session
Still in the game, the Blues rely on Aurélien Tchouaméni to pick up the score.
But the Real Madrid midfielder will completely miss his shot on goal.
A flat right foot that passes to the left of the cages of Emiliano Martinez, who exults with a dance of the shoulders.
Behind, Leandro Paredes allows the Albiceleste to make the break despite a penalty not very well taken.
Hugo Lloris, who started on the right side, does not have a strong enough hand to repel the strike from the former PSG midfielder.
The Blues on the edge of the abyss.
Aurélien Tchouameni missed the target for the third penalty for the Blues.
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Montiel sends Argentina to heaven
It now takes two successful penalties for the Blues, and two missed for Argentina, to continue to believe in it.
Randal Kolo Muani, who missed the third star goal in injury time, leaves the French team alive with a hard shot at half height, right in the middle of the goals of Emiliano Martinez, left on his right .
However, that doesn't change anything.
If Gonzalo Montiel, the fourth Argentinian shooter, scores, the hopes of the Blues are over.
🇦🇷 Argentina 3-3 France 🇫🇷 #ARGFRA
It's over, Argentina won the 2022 World Cup against the Blues thanks to the penalty shootout.
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— TF1 (@TF1) December 18, 2022
The right defender of Seville, holder only once in this World Cup against Mexico in the group stage (2-0), in the silence of the Lusail stadium does not tremble.
By striking on the left side, Montiel takes Lloris on the wrong foot, before taking off his jersey and bursting into tears alongside all his teammates.
Argentina is crowned world champion.