The Argentina national team regained the FIFA World Cup title, absent from its coffers since the 1986 Mexico edition, by winning the 2022 World Cup title after defeating France by penalty kicks 4-2, as they tied with three goals each in the original and extra time in the final match that brought them together today at Lusail Stadium in Doha, the Qatari capital.
Argentina opened the scoring in the 23rd minute through Lionel Messi from a penalty kick, and advanced with a second goal scored by Angel Di Maria in the 36th minute, and in the 80th minute the French national team narrowed the difference with the goal of Kylian Mbappe from a penalty kick, and after one minute the player himself equalized, The original time ended in a tie with two goals for the same, and the two teams resorted to two additional halves.
In extra time, the Argentine national team advanced again by Messi, specifically at the 109th minute, while the French national team returned to equalize again with Mbappe’s goal in the 117th minute from a penalty kick, so that the two teams resorted to penalty kicks, which the Argentine national team decided in its favor with a score of 4-2 and crowned the World Cup.
France advanced to the final match after defeating Morocco with two goals without a response in the semi-finals, while Argentina qualified at the expense of Croatia after beating them 3-0.
The French national team failed to maintain the title it had won twice (1998 and 2018).
And Lionel Messi alone held the record for the number of matches in the history of the World Cup with 26 matches, while the Frenchman Mbappe won the title of top scorer in the tournament with 8 goals, ahead of Messi, who scored seven goals.
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