FIFA World Cup 2022 has come to a fairytale ending on Sunday. Lionel Messi has finally won the most coveted World Cup. After Diego Maradona, he became the Argentine great to win a World Cup. Argentina players played to give their G.O.A.T a memorable send-off and they have withered Mbappe storm who single-handedly looked to spoil Argentina party with a hat-trick for France.
Indian Celebrities like Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Mohan Lal, Mammootty have gone to Lusail Stadium to witness the game while Shah Rukh Khan at the studio promoted his upcoming Pathaan and interacted with Wayne Rooney. Argentina and France did not give the other team clear cut advantage but first half belonged to Argentina as Lionel Messi converted a penalty into goal in 23rd minute and A. Di. Maria scored another in 36th minute. Argentina looked comfortable winners with 2-0 till 80th minute.
France tried their best in second hour to change the course and finally, Mbappe scored for them in 80th minute and 81st minute. Argentina did not recover from shock but they worked hard in the extra time and Lionel Messi scored in 108th minute to take them to 3-2. Mbappe spoilt the plans for Argentina with equalizer in 118th minute. He converted two penalities into goals and completed hat-trick.
Argentina scored 4 goals in Penalty shootout and France managed to score only 2. Lionel Messi looked relieved and completely overwhelmed by emotion along with his teammates as 33 years of dream as come true for him and Argentina. They have become Football World Champions by defeating defending champions France.
Argentina took 20 shots at goal with 10 on target. They had 54% ball possession, made 635 passes with 82% accuracy. Argentina made 26 fouls, got 5 Yellow Cards, 6 Corners and 4 Offsides. France took 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. They had 46% ball possession, made 532 passes with 76% accuracy. France made 19 fouls, got 3 Yellow Cards, 4 Offsides and 5 Corners. Argentina pulled off a thrilling victory against Mbappe and France by 4-2 in penalties at Lusail Stadium, Qatar.
Kylian Mbappe won Golden Boot for scoring 12 goals in 14 World Cup Matches. It had been a rollar-coaster ride this World Cup and we hope you enjoyed our coverage and have re-lived memories with us. Lionel Messi getting a fairytale ending to his career and Mbappe proving that he is the Future, makes this FIFA World Cup 2022, worth to remember forever.
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