new Delhi: In the FIFA World Cup 2022 title match played in Qatar, Argentina won the penalty shootout after a close fight. After 90 minutes of play, the score was tied at 2-2. After extra 30 minutes of play, the score was tied at 3-3. After this, the result of the match came from the penalty shoot out. Many ups and downs were seen in this very close-fought match. The first half was in the name of Argentina. After this, in the second half, Mbappe scored two goals in two minutes to bring the team on par. In the end, Messi’s team won.
After conceding two goals in the first half, the defending champion France was not visible in the match from the beginning, but in the last 11 minutes of the second half, the team scored two back to back goals to equalize 2-2 after 90 minutes of play. France took a 2-0 lead in the first half itself. Lionel Messi, playing his fifth World Cup, took advantage of the penalty and scored the first goal. This was Messi’s sixth goal in 11 matches of this World Cup. Also, this was Messi’s 12th goal in the history of the World Cup.
In the 23rd minute of the match, Argentina got a penalty, which Captain Messi decided to take. He easily dodged the French captain and goalkeeper Lloris and put it in the goal post.
After this the second goal came in the 36th minute. Di Maria scored this goal. He got the support of Alexis McAllister. After which Maria made no mistake in putting it in the goal post. In the match, Argentina’s team kept complete pressure on France.
The French team made a tremendous comeback in the second half. Mbappe scored two goals in two minutes. His first goal came on penalty in the 79th minute. After this, he scored another goal in the 81st minute within just three minutes.
Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 to make it to the final, while France registered a 2-0 win against Morocco. Who will win the defending champion or Messi’s Argentina who has announced his retirement before the final.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 18, 2022, 23:29 IST