This is the fifth time that a team has lost its first match in the group stage and then become champions. Argentina lost their first match against Saudi Arabia.
After 64 football matches, it was determined that Argentina is the new king of football. Argentina beat France in a penalty shootout in a thrilling, exciting and spectacular match. Before that, both teams were tied with three goals each during the total of 120 minutes. The French striker Mbappe played an important role in this tie, who scored three goals in this match, that is, he became the first player to score a hat-trick in the final match. He got the Golden Boot as he scored the most goals in the World Cup in Qatar with 8 goals followed by Messi who scored 7 goals.
In the final of the World Cup played in Qatar, Argentina defeated France 2-4 on penalty shootout. Along with this, he managed to win the World Cup after 36 years. Argentina have now won the title for the third time after 1978 and 1986. After the match was tied at 2-2 for the scheduled 90 minutes, the match went into extra time. There, Lionel Messi scored to put Argentina ahead 3-2, but Kylian Mbappe showed an aggressive game and scored in the 117th minute to tie the match 3-3. After that, Argentina won the match in the penalty shootout.
Argentina took the lead 2-3 thanks to Lionel Messi’s goal in the 108th minute. But, Mbappe’s brilliant goal made the score 3-3. After 90 minutes, the score line was tied at 2-2. His match went into extra time. Both teams scored 4 goals in 90 minutes. Argentina scored 2 goals in the first half to take the lead. On behalf of the team, Lionel Messi scored in the 23rd minute and Angel Di Maria in the 36th minute. There, France’s Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in 97 seconds to equalize the score line at two. Mbappe scored a penalty in the 80th minute and a field goal in the 81st minute.
In the 21st minute of the match, Argentina’s Angel Di Maria ran towards France’s penalty box with the ball. He ran from the left wing and entered the box, but France’s Ousmane Dembele fouled him. After the foul, the referee awarded a penalty to Argentina. Lionel Messi scored a penalty shot in the 23rd minute to put the team ahead one-nil. With this goal, Messi has scored 6 goals in the tournament. He became the tournament’s top goalscorer. Despite the early lead, Argentina continued to attack France. In the 35th minute, Lionel Messi of Argentina ran with the ball from the right wing. He passed teammate McAllister in the French penalty box. At the same time, McAllister passed the ball to Angel Di Maria. In the 36th minute, France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris ran towards Di Maria, but Di Maria shot towards the goal. The ball went straight into the net and the score was 0-2 in favor of Argentina. France dominated the second half. French player Colin Mbappe scored two goals in the 80th and 81st minutes of the second half. In the second half, both teams had 6 shots on goal, but only France managed to convert 2 shots into goals. In the second half, Argentina took 2 corners and France took 3 corners. Argentina kept the pressure on France during the first half. The team did not allow France to hit a single shot on goal. While in the first half, Argentina hit 6 shots on goal. 2 of these shots also resulted in goals. Argentina took two corners in the first half but did not allow France to take a single corner. The title of the best goal went to the goalkeeper of Argentina.
This is the fifth time that a team has lost its first match in the group stage and then become champions. Argentina lost their first match against Saudi Arabia 2-1. The final match of the World Cup was very exciting and both the teams played brilliantly throughout the match.