On December 19, the match between Argentina and France was held at Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar. With Argentina leading 2-0 in the first half, France’s strength was so weak that it was almost certain to win the World Cup. Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria scored back-to-back goals in an onslaught in the first half. However, due to privatetoto Mbappe’s PK goal, this atmosphere changed in an instant.
In the 36th minute of the second half, France’s Mbappe’s PK goal broke out and scored another equalizer. In fact, many fans around the world who had predicted Argentina’s victory from before showed much disappointment with France’s performance, but even after a close match from the second half to overtime, the game ended in a draw and eventually went to a penalty shootout.
The result of the penalty shootout was dramatic as France lost 2 kickers 4-2 and Argentina claimed the trophy. Until now, the enthusiasm and excitement of the World Cup has not calmed down both at home and abroad.
After twists and turns, the splendid achievement of winning the World Cup…
– World Cup Group C Qualifying Round 1 Loss
The feat of winning the World Cup after twists and turns
Argentina lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in their first match of the World Cup group stage. That’s why it is said that it will go down in history as ‘a team that won the championship despite losing in the first round of the World Cup qualifiers’. Fortunately, both Poland and Mexico won by 2 points and advanced to the final as first place in the group stage.
Lionel Scaloni, coach of the Argentine national soccer team, said, “I did my best throughout the preliminaries with a sense of tension as if I were going to the finals.” He also drew attention by revealing his impressions of entering the market. Despite being in a country with the best player in the world, Lionel Messi, the sum did not seem to fit well and it was not smooth throughout the match leading to the final.
Also, while playing the game, there were many reviews that said that there were many parts where luck did not follow well. There was a lot of regret in his resume, and there were many concerns about giving up the trophy against France, which was running on a solid road in the final.
The driving force behind Argentina’s victory
– Argentina’s mercenary skills, Di María’s scoring ability
– 2 World Cup Golden Ball winners, Messi’s splendid finale
The protagonist of World Cup victory! The feat of a duo in their 30s
One particularly memorable player in this World Cup final was the duo of Angel Di Maria and Lionel Messi. In the match against France, he was involved in two goals and led the team to victory. It was also officially recorded as scoring one goal, but his sharp attack from the left flank and speed played a big role in breaking down the French defense from the start.
In the 23rd minute of the first half, Di Maria, who created a decisive PK chance by driving France, gave Messi a chance to take the lead and practically provided an assist. The second goal was also scored by Di María himself, drawing attention to the point that the championship was almost certain.
But has everything changed since then? In the second half, without Di Maria, Argentina gave France a chance to take the penalty as a bulldozer-like attack pierced a hole. The match was almost certain, but the spectators who visited the stadium had no choice but to watch the game with bated breath.
In the 36th minute of the second half, Mbappe’s strong shot led to an equalizer, and the game eventually returned to the starting point. The match was so fierce that the word World Cup final was overshadowed by extra time, but the match ended in a draw and a penalty shoot-out proceeded.
‘Mepelma’ Messi! Argentina’s Third Star
– ‘Pelmema? Mepelma?’ Putting the puzzle of past controversies together
– Argentina won three World Cups
Argentina finally gets its third star!
Even in Lionel Messi’s achievements, winning this World Cup could have a big impact because it seemed to be his last World Cup appearance before his retirement as he had only a short time left to play. I think they sent it too. This made Argentina a three-time World Cup champion.