A minute of silence ... for Mbappé
", chanted the Argentinian players, freshly won world champions, on Sunday after defeating the France team and the French superstar in the final of the 2022 World Cup (3-3 ap, 4- 2 tables).
In a video broadcast on social networks, we see the Argentines singing in their locker room around a table.
A minute of silence
,” they chant, before breaking off.
And it is goalkeeper Emiliano "
" Martinez, one of the heroes of the evening with several parades including a shot on goal, who answers: "
... for Mbappé
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The French striker made World Cup history by becoming the first player since England's Geoff Hurst in 1966 to score a hat-trick in the World Cup final: he scored two penalties (80th, 118th) and scored with a powerful half-volley (81st).
However, this was not enough for the French, beaten on penalties by the band Lionel Messi, author of a double (23rd, 108th), and Angel Di Maria (36th).
Taken aback by the Argentine public, Mbappé was whistled before the match at the Lusail stadium, then when he presented his top scorer trophy, perhaps because of his remarks made in May, when he had described a South American football "
not as advanced
" as its European counterpart, which had caused an outcry in Argentina.