The Argentine team won 4-2 on penalties against France (after equalizing 3-3 in 120 minutes) at the Lusail stadium and was crowned champion of the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Argentina was crowned champion of the World Cup Qatar 2022 and Lionel Messi has the photo he deserved throughout his career: with the albiceleste shirt and the World Cup in his hands. The Argentine team won 4-2 on penalties against France (after equalizing 3-3 in 120 minutes) at the Lusail stadium and was crowned champion of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. At the age of 35, in the fifth attempt of captain Messi, author of two goals; the remaining of Di Maria, the wall was broken.
Those led by Lionel Scaloni played the definition with full concentration and seriousness, to the point that the Gauls did not kick on goal in the entire first stage. Messi, from a penalty, after a violation by Dembelé against Di María, and Di María himself, after an excellent collective play, the Argentine team took advantage. So much so that Deschamps made two changes before the first half. In the second part, after the enormous wear and tear of the first half, it was time to resist. But without the need for the 10 players to hold on to the crossbar surrounding Dibu Martínez.
But the suspense came with Otamendi’s penalty on Kolo Muani. Dibu was inches away from stopping Mbappé. And, with the Netherlands effect, almost immediately came the 2-2, also from Kiki, with a volley. 81 minute.
And in the second half of the extra time the prize seemed to have arrived. It was at 108 minutes, after Lautaro Martínez’s furious shot that Lloris contained, and the rebound that Messi took, to break the score again. The script asked for something like that, the epic scene, with the boy from the movie, to crown such a work. However, once again an obstacle stood in the way. Another penalty that Mbappé translated into his hattrick and 3-3.
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And in penalties came glory. Again with Dibu as the hero, saving Coman’s penalty and making Tchouameni nervous to deflect his. Gonzalo Montiel was the hero who put the decisive 4-2.
The suffering stretched to penalties. Messi, Di María, Dibu Martínez and Scaloni burst into tears. For Argentina to break the 36-year drought. The third arrived. The one that Messi and all of Argentina enjoy.
With information from Infobae
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