Argentina beat France in dramatic penalty shootout to win World Cup title

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Argentina won the World Cup for a third time in a dramatic penalty shootout on Sunday after fending off the late return of defending champions France and handing football legend Lionel Messi the only trophy still to be won. never happend. Read how the action unfolded on FRANCE 24’s live blog below.

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In the immortal words of the former legendManchester United Coach Sir Alex Ferguson: “Football, damn hell.” This is supposed to be the biggest World Cup the last of all time. Like so many other great stories, it saw episodes pile up on top of each other – lots of moments of joy, sadness and drama that proved (if anyone ever doubted it) that football is a wonderful and beautiful sport.

Firstly Argentina dominate the match with that Messi penalties – classier than ever – and a delicate goal from Di Maria. France seemed stripped of all the dynamism that brought them to the final. With almost 10 minutes to go before the final whistle sounded, everyone thought it was over and Argentina was on the way to winning the World Cup.

afterward Mbappépenalty of electrification France. Then his epic second goal put them back in contention. Argentina shakes.

Messi put Argentina ahead eight minutes into extra time, ending the game with his signature composure. But if this is Messi and Argentina’s night, it’s definitely Mbappé’s game. The French amulet equalized from the penalty spot to set up a shootout.

There, Argentina has better spirit, skill or luck and wins the World Cup. Damien Martinez saves Kingsley Coman’s penalty. Aurélien Tchouaméni missed. Argentina won the penalty shootout 4-2.

Messi beamed with joy. Mbappé had to be comforted by French President Emmanuel Macron.


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