In the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Argentina faced off against defending champion France in the final match. After a strong start, Argentina took the lead with a penalty kick converted by captain Lionel Messi and a goal from forward Ángel Di María. However, France fought back in the second half with goals from star player Kylian Mbappé, equalizing the score at 2-2. The match ended in a 3-3 draw, but Argentina triumphed in the penalty shootout, with a final score of 4-2. This World Cup win marks Argentina’s third championship and cements Messi’s legacy as a World Cup champion.
Lionel Messi and Argentina makes history with 2022 World Cup
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar was a historic moment for Argentina and its captain, Lionel Messi. After a shocking loss to Saudi Arabia in the opening match, many were skeptical about Argentina’s chances of advancing, let alone winning the tournament. However, the South Americans proved their doubters wrong and went on to win their group and keep winning, ultimately facing off against defending champion France in the final.
The match was a thrilling one, with Argentina starting strong and taking the lead in the first half with a penalty kick converted by Messi. Forward Ángel Di María added to the lead with a shot lifted above French keeper Hugo Lloris, making it 2-0 at halftime. However, France fought back in the second half with a penalty kick from star player Kylian Mbappé and another goal from Mbappé just minutes later, equalizing the score at 2-2. Despite both teams’ efforts, they were unable to find the back of the net in regulation, forcing 30 minutes of extra time.
It was in the extra time period that Argentina sealed the victory, with a goal from striker Sergio Agüero in the 108th minute. The match ended in a 3-3 draw, but Argentina triumphed in the penalty shootout, with a final score of 4-2.
This World Cup win is a historic moment for Argentina, marking their third championship and cementing Messi’s legacy as a World Cup champion. It was also a memorable match for Messi personally, as he became the first player to score in every game of a World Cup knockout round in a single tournament.
The Argentina team and their fans celebrated the victory with tears and cheers, making the 2022 World Cup a momentous occasion for the South American nation.