Doha, MINA – Argentina finally won the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In the top match that was held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, Qatar on Sunday. Argentina successfully defeated French resistance through a penalty shoot-out.
In the first half, Argentina controlled the game. In fact, the team nicknamed the Tango Team managed to score two goals against Hugo Lloris through Lionel Messi’s penalty kick and Angel Di Maria’s measured shot before halftime.
Behind two goals, Didier Deschamp’s team immediately stepped on the gas in the second half. A number of changes were made. The decision proved telling. Is a young player who is currently shining, Kylian Mbappe successfully scored two goals and forced the match to continue into 2×15 minutes of extra time.
Two French goals surprised the Argentine players. As a result, in this extra round, France continued to attack Argentina without stopping. France almost excelled if Marcus Thuram’s shot had not been driven away by Emi Martinez. Martinez’s brilliance saved Argentina’s goal from conceding to keep Argentina’s hopes.
Preoccupation with attacking, Argentina actually managed to add a goal through a quick counterattack. Messi took advantage of the ball thrown up by Julian Alvarez in front of goal and hit the ball. Score changed 3-2.
Argentina’s advantage lasted a few minutes before Kylian Mbappe finally equalized again at the end of the second half of extra time. Mbappe’s goal before the break changed the score to 3-3 and forced the match to go to the penalty shootout. Through this high-flying drama, Argentina succeeded in ending France’s fierce resistance 4-2.
Argentina’s victory was a sweet and emotional gift because the superstar, Lionel Messi, announced his retirement after this grand event every four years. (T/RE1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)