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Argentina VS France, FIFA World Cup 2022 Final

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Argentina VS France / FIFA World Cup 2022 Final / Match Results

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Argentina VS France FIFA World Cup 2022 Final. The Final battle. This fight between Argentina and France is also a duel between Lionel Andrés Messi & Kylian Mbappé Lottin. The final round will also see a fight between the 2 club teammates. 2 stars are ahead of the rest in the fight to win the “Golden Boot” & “Golden Ball”. Argentina & France’s chances of winning the title largely depend on the performance of Messi & Mbappe. Julián Álvarez, Antoine Griezmann, Enzo Jeremías Fernández are the side characters of this duel. They can also play a big role in the victory of their country.

Argentina & France has won the FIFA World Cup twice. Both the teams are strong contenders to win the Final game. This time, Messi & Mbappé are on the way to winning the FIFA World Cup for the 3rd time. In total, France & Argentina have faced each other 12 times. Argentina has won 6 of them. France won only 3 times. The remaining 3 matches have been drawn. The 2 teams have met 3 times in the World Cup so far. Argentina is ahead here as well. Messi’s team has won 2 times & France won against Argentina in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia in the Round Of 16 by 4 – 3.

Argentina is playing the FIFA World Cup Final for the 6th time

Argentina will play their 6th World Cup final in 2022. They lifted the trophy in 1978 & 1986. They were Runners-Up in 1930, 1990 & 2014. Only Germany has played in more finals (8 times).

France is playing the FIFA World Cup Final for the 4th time

France will play their 4th World Cup final in 2022. Mbappé’s team has played in the World Cup final 3 times before. They won the title in 1998 & 2018. France was Runners-Up in 2006.

The great feat by Argentina

Argentina has lost only once in the last 42 matches. They lost against Saudi Arabia in the 1st match of the Group Stage in this World Cup. Apart from this, Argentina won the remaining 41 matches. That’s an impressive record.

Argentina VS France / FIFA World Cup 2022 Final / France has a Golden Chance of recreating history

Italy won the FIFA World Cup back to back in 1934 & 1938. Brazil won the FIFA World Cup back to back in 1958 & 1962. This time, France has a chance to win 2 consecutive World Cups. France has won the previous FIFA World Cup in 2018. France is on the verge of becoming the 3rd nation to win 2 consecutive World Cups.

The national anthem is passionately sung by both Argentina & France

The national anthem is sung by both teams. Both teams are determined to win the Final game. What will happen in the final ?. Which team will have the last laugh ?. Will Lionel Messi be able to win the FIFA World Cup which he was chasing for so many years ?. Messi has achieved everything in his illustrious football career but it’s the FIFA World Cup that has eluded him for so many years. It’s the last chance for Messi. Or Kylian Mbappé will win the FIFA World Cup for the 2nd time in a row. Which team will win ?. France or Argentina ?. Ángel Fabián Di María returns to the team. This’ll boost Argentina for sure. Can Argentina break the 36-year drought ?.

Argentina VS France / FIFA World Cup 2022 Final / The match has started

Argentina is in an attacking mood from the start. 5 minutes into the game now. Julián Álvarez had 2 chances in the 1st 5 minutes. Di María advanced the ball. He was offside though. But Álvarez hit the next shot straight into the hands of Hugo Hadrien Dominique Lloris. However, Argentina is increasing the pressure on France’s defense from the beginning. Playing D’Maria from the start was a masterstroke by Lionel Sebastián Scaloni.

8 minutes into the game now. Rodrigo Javier De Paul’s shot from 25 yards is blocked. Adrien Thibault Marie Rabiot was unable to clear the header from the corner kick. The ball floats in the air & bounces in the box. As Hugo Lloris caught the ball, Cristian Gabriel Romero fouled him. Lloris was on the ground for the next few minutes.

Di María missed a chance

17 minutes into the game now. Argentina is playing aggressively. France’s defense is under pressure. Apart from an attack by Mbappe, the French saw no further movement. Di Maríahad a great opportunity in the attack. But his right-footed shot went wide of the bar.

Argentina got a penalty

20 minutes into the game now. Masour Ousmane Dembélé fouled Di María inside the penalty box. A big opportunity lies ahead for Argentina to take a lead ahead in the match.

GOAAAAAAL – Messi scores – Argentina 1 – 0 ahead

23 minutes into the game now. Messi scores. He coolly hits the ball in the penalty. Hugo Lloris jumps in the opposite direction. Lionel Messi put Argentina at the front. He puts the ball in the right corner. Hugo Lloris was clueless & he plunged in the other direction.

France is at backfoot for now

30 minutes into the game now. Attack after attack. The French defense was shaken by the rate at which Argentina attacked from the start. France has so far not had a chance to counterattack & score.

GOAAAAAAL  – Di María scores – Argentina made it 2 – 0

35 minutes into the game now.  Argentina’s 2nd goal. Di María gave Argentina a 2 – 0 lead. It was Messi who created the opportunity for another goal. Messi passed the ball perfectly to Alexis Mac Allister. Alexis Mac Allister got his extended golden pass after tearing through the chest of the French defense. He was aware of Di María on his left and played a perfect ball in Di María’s way to score the 2nd goal for Argentina. Di María gets the ball from there. Amazing goal of Messi’s teammate. Di María cried after scoring the goal.

France made 2 changes in the opening Half

Randal Kolo Muani, whose 2nd goal was against Morocco, took Dembélé’s place. Marcus Lilian Thuram-Ulien takes Olivier Jonathan Giroud’s place.

7 minutes of injury time is given

The 45 minutes of the 1st Half is over. 7 minutes of injury time is given now.

Argentina lead 2 – 0 at the Half Time

Argentina dominated the 1st half. The French attack was shaken by 1 attack after another. France was cornered in the 1st Half. Argentina benefited from their attack and led 2 – 0 in the 1st Half.

The 2nd Half of the game begins

Argentina dominated the entire 1st Half. France needs to counterattack in the 2nd Half. To return to the match, France must score a goal at the beginning of the 2nd Half. Argentina has to increase the lead to ensure their 3rd World Cup Title.

Argentina is continuing their attack in the 2nd Half

48 min into the game now. Argentina started the 2nd Half from where they left off in the 1st Half. Messi & Di María attack 1 after the other to the French defense. They are repeatedly pushing the French defense. Antoine Griezmann goes to clear a ball but Rodrigo Javier De Paul gets it & he shot straight at Lloris.

Argentina got another scoring opportunity

58 minutes into the game now. Di María crosses the ball to Julián Álvarez from the left. He hits the ball but Lloris saved it. France is in such a defensive state that the Argentinian goalkeeper is also showing the courage to come up to the midfield. A few moments ago, he came up almost midfield & cleared a ball.

Argentina goes for a substitute

Marcos Javier Acuña takes Di María’s place. Di María was playing remarkably well today. He not only scored a Goal but Argentina also got a penalty for Di María. He created a series of attacks from the wing. Di María shouldn’t have been taken off by Lionel Sebastián Scaloni. This might prove costly for Argentina.

Mbappés shot

The opening shot of the game for France is made by Kylian Mbappé. Before firing a side-footed shot from the edge of the area. Mbappe dribbles past a few Argentine players. His shot, however, clears the crossbar & Martínez seems unfazed at all.

France made double changes in the 2nd Half

Kingsley Junior Coman replaced Antoine Griezmann & Eduardo Celmi Camavinga replaced Théo Bernard François Hernandez.

France got a penalty

Randal Kolo Muani is brought down inside the penalty box by Nicolás Hernán Gonzalo Otamendi & France is awarded a penalty. Otamendi made a big mistake. Mbappé is advancing to take the penalty shot.

GOAAAAAAL – Mbappé scores – France scored 1 – 2

Kylian Mbappé Lottin made no mistake to score from the penalty. Mbappé also scored in the Final of the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018. He did it this time too. France’s stunning comeback at the right time. Damián Emiliano Martínez is defeated by the sheer power of Mbappé’s penalty kick as he steps to the spot & shoots it to the left. Martínez guessed it right & dived in the correct side. He got a hand on the ball but was unable to keep it out of the goal.

GOAAAAAAL  – Mbappé scores a thunderous goal again – France got the much-needed equalizer

Match photo of Argentina VS France, Final Game, FIFA World Cup 2022, (Image Source – From the Official Twitter account of the FIFA World Cup)

81 minutes into the game now. What a stunning comeback. Unreal. Mbappé is a beast of a player. The color of the match changed in just 4 minutes. Mbappé equalized in the next minute of the penalty. Mbappé scores a volley from Marcus Lilian Thuram-Ulien’s header to tie the score. Martínez dived to block Mbappé’s shot but failed. Fasten your seat belts. The game is on now.

France got a chance again

A teasing cross is thrown into the box by Mbappé after getting behind Argentina’s defense. By just inches, Randal Kolo Muani misses the ball for a header. Argentina is in for trouble.

The result of the game at 90 minutes is 2 – 2

France’s body language seems to have changed after scoring. They’re launching a relentless attack at the last minute of the game. The final 90-minute result of the game is 2 – 2. 8 minutes of injury time is given.

Chance for France again

94 minutes into the game now. Kingsley Junior Coman juggles past 2 Argentine defenders in the box & passes the ball to Thuram, who shoots but Martínez saves. Martínez is the Great Wall of Argentina.

Messi shoots goal-bound

Hugo Lloris of France stops Lionel Messi’s thunderous shot at goal. Messi receives the ball on the edge of the penalty area & takes a ferocious strike at goal. However, Lloris saved Messi’s vicious strike. Argentina would have become the champion if it had not been saved.

Argentina VS France / FIFA World Cup 2022 Final / Full Time

The game will now move into Extra Time with both teams deadlocked in a stalemate (2 – 2).

Argentina VS France / FIFA World Cup 2022 Final / The 1st Half of the Extra Time has begun

France made a stunning comeback at the last minute of the match. Mbappé is the Man for France. The color of the match changed in 4 minutes. They equalized by scoring 2 consecutive goals. The regular-time game ended 2 – 2. Naturally, the game went into overtime. The 1st Half of Extra Time has started.

Yellow Card for Argentina

Yellow card for Gonzalo Ariel Montiel as he pulls Marcus Thuram close to the box. France gets a Free Kick.

Argentina goes for a Double Change

Rodrigo Javier De Paul & Julián Álvarez are replaced by Lautaro Javier Martínez & Leandro Daniel Paredes. Argentina will make 2 changes to revitalize their midfield & take back the initiative in the match.

Argentina trying to attack more in the Extra Time. Messi is attacking again. Lautaro Martínez & Alexis Mac Allister created scoring opportunities but couldn’t score at the end.

1 minute of injury time to the 1st Half of Extra Time

The 1st  part of the Extra Time was only extended by 1 minute. Martínez is given another opportunity to give Argentina the lead. Hugo Lloris makes enough saves to deflect Martínez’s strike wide.

2nd Half of the Extra Time begins

15 minutes left for both teams. Both sides have 15 minutes to etch their names into football history in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final.

Chance for Messi

Hugo Lloris blocked a shot from Lionel Messi that he takes from the edge of the box. However, France succeeded to clear its lines while the ball is still in play.

GOAAAAAAL – Messi scores his 2nd Goal

Argentina is ahead thanks to a goal from Lionel Messi. Hugo Lloris stops a close-range shot from Lautaro Martínez & Messi receives the rebound. Messi successfully places the ball in the goal without making a mistake. The goal is offside-checked by VAR, but it’s allowed to stand. With his right foot, Messi scored his 100th goal.

France got a penalty again

Gonzalo Ariel Montiel dives in for a tackle but instead uses his arms to block the ball. France has received a penalty. Mbappé advances to take the penalty.

GOAAAAAAL – Mbappé scores his 3rd Goal

Kylian Mbappé slides the ball past Martínez on the left side. Martínez had no chance to save the shot. France 3 – 3 Argentina. Hat-trick for Mbappé.

France got a chance to score again

Randal Kolo Muani tries to get his head to a dangerous ball floated into the box by Mbappé but comes up just inches short.

3 minutes of injury time to the 2nd Half of Extra Time

3 minutes of Extra Time is given. Nicolás Alejandro Tagliafico is replaced by Paulo Exequiel Dybala as Argentina makes a change.

Argentina 3 – 3 France – The match goes to a penalty shootout

The FIFA World Cup Final of 2022 will be decided by a penalty shootout. What a match it’s. Full of drama & suspense. This match is like a perfect thriller movie. This is the best Final Match ever played in a FIFA World Cup tournament.

Argentina VS France / FIFA World Cup 2022 Final / The penalty shootout begins

Mbappé scores & now the score is – France 1 – 0 Argentina. Martínez dived in the correct direction & even touched the ball with his fingertips but couldn’t stop the ball.

Argentina scores as Messi strikes

Lionel Messi scores & the score is – France 1 – 1 Argentina.

France misses the 2nd Penalty

Kingsley Junior Coman’s miss leaves the score at Argentina 1 – 0 France. Great save from Martínez.

Argentina scores as Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala strikes

Dybala scores & the score is – France 1 – 2 Argentina.

France misses the 3rd Penalty

Aurélien Djani Tchouaméni’s miss leaves the score at France 1 – Argentina 2.

Argentina scores again as Paredes scores

Paredesscores & the score is – France 1 – 3 Argentina. Argentina is just 1 shot away from their triumphant 3rd FIFA World Cup victory. France can’t miss any penalty shots now.

France scores at last

Randal Kolo Muani scores & the score is – France 2 – 3 Argentina.

Argentina scores & wins the FIFA World Cup for the 3rd time

Gonzalo Ariel Montiel scores & the score is – France 2 – 4 Argentina. Argentina wins the FIFA World Cup after 36 years drought.

Argentina VS France / FIFA World Cup 2022 Final / Conclusion

Argentina VS France, FIFA World Cup 2022 Final, Lionel Messi celebrates with his teammates after winning the 
FIFA World Cup 2022 (Image from sportingnews.com)
Image Source – Argentina VS France, FIFA World Cup 2022 Final, Lionel Messi celebrates with his teammates after winning the World Cup 2022 (Image from sportingnews.com)

Kylian Mbappé’s hat trick on Sunday went in vain as Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, ultimately prevailed in the World Cup on penalties. Argentina had complete control of the game until Mbappé’s ignited an astonishing comeback from France. The game concluded 3 – 3 in extra time. Messi won the FIFA World Cup at last. Argentina became the champion after 36 years. Argentina won the World Cup by beating France 4 – 2 in a Tiebreaker at the Lusail Stadium in Doha on Sunday night.

This’s undoubtedly the best final in the history of the World Cup. Especially after 75 minutes of the match, the colors of the match start to change. Lionel Messi and Di María scored goals in the 1st Half for Argentina. In the 80th minute, France’s Mbappé’ equalized by scoring the 2nd goal within 1 minute of the 1st goal. Messi scored his 2nd goal in the 2nd Half of extra time. Mbappé’ then scored his 3rd goal from a penalty. Argentinian goalkeeper Martínez became the Hero in the final. Martínez saves a penalty for France. Coman’ missed a penalty. Argentina is again Champion of the World after 36 years. Argentina won the FIFA World Cup title 3 times with this.


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