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Argentina-France: the Blues beaten after a supernatural and so cruel final

2022-12-18T19:10:49.675Z


This Sunday at the Lusail Stadium in Doha, the defending champions were beaten on penalties by Argentina after one of the finals


The dream flew away after so many contradictory emotions that will have exhausted even the strongest, with an unimaginable scenario, changing with each page, each second.

We had the impression for a long time to get on a rocket, which happens to us quite rarely, and to have forgotten to attach ourselves to moments of propulsion.

The Blues took it in every way, happiness and stabbings, with fate hesitating between doing us good or hurting us, sometimes choosing both on the same action.

It will take us at least four years to dry the tears, to understand everything, to redo the match in his head without seeing him again.

But it's probably a lifetime, what we have left to digest.

An hour in the legend

Everything will have been cruel and if Leo Messi is finally rewarded, it does not put any balm on our wounds, eternal as a title of world champion.

France will not do the double, ousted on penalties, after an anthology end to the match - one hour from the 80th with multiple additional times -, carried by the magic of Kylian Mbappé, author of a hat-trick , and close to the fourth goal in the dying seconds, when it was still believed that the Blues overthrew Argentina every four years, as after the 4-3 in 2018.

It would have taken a World Cup both for Argentina and for Bondy's crack, the competition's top scorer.

He did everything and couldn't do more, still scoring his shot on goal in a messed up session of pretty crazy proportions, with Kingsley Coman's shot stopped and Aurélien Tchouaméni's, totally off target, like everything what came before.

The Blues began by disappearing, playing ten with Ousmane Dembélé present but upside down, came back through the operation of the healthy mind that drives them, and through the genius of Mbappé.

The Albiceleste takes first place on the podium and dislodges the teams of four years ago by one rank, France finishing runners-up in the world and Croatia third.

She dominated France for 80 minutes if the Blues were really there during this time, before the meeting changed on a first penalty awarded to the men of Didier Deschamps.

Divine Messi and Mbappé

We should have taken advantage of it at 2-2 when the Blues equalized and in the same movement destroyed the hopes of Argentina, completely stunned before the extension restored their strength and found their faith with Leo Messi, inhabited, and doubly scorer, almost as giant as Kylian Mbappé.

Apart from a few sequences, the proteges of the French coach were then superior to those of Lionel Scaloni, who will have spent more time insulting his French counterpart on the bench than motivating his troops.

Considering where Argentina are coming from, this victory on penalties is a miracle.

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We must now recover with the burden of this lost World Cup but splashed by the courage of the Blues and the supernatural talent of Mbappé.

This is the second elimination in a row on penalties after Switzerland at Euro 2021. But there, it is more Seville 1982 which comes first when Michel Platini and Alain Giresse deserved more to win than the Germans of the FRG.

There is no Harald Schumacher among the Argentinians, just Leandro Paredes who has more or less the same mentality and who could not have finished the game.

We left for forty years of debate with this final.

Source: leparis

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