Fifa World Cup 2022: Argentina becomes World Champion after 36 years, defeats France in Penalty Shootout- Watch Video

Publish Date: 19 Dec, 2022 |

After a long wait of 36 years, Argentina finally managed to become the World Champion. Under the captaincy of Messi, the match was decided through a penalty shootout in a very exciting 120-minute match against France. In this penalty shootout, Argentina defeated France 4-2. This is the third time in World Cup history when it was decided through penalty shoot out.

Argentina Became World Champion for the 3rd time

With this victory, the Argentine team became the World Champion for the third time and Messi became the second captain after Diego Maradona to win the World Cup for Argentina. Even after the match went into extra time, the score was tied at 3-3. Kylian Mbappe single-handedly kept France in the contest throughout the match, but his hat-trick did not work.

Earlier, Argentina had taken a 2–0 lead in the first half with goals from Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria, but Kylian Mbappe scored in the second half after converting a penalty in the 80th minute and then scoring in the 81st minute. Made France return to the match.


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