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Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties to win their third World Cup title

Argentina keeper Emiliano Martinez saves Kingsley Coman's penalty and Aurelien Tchouameni fires wide to give Argentina their first world title since 1986

Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties to win their third World Cup title


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Lusail, Qatar, December 18

Argentina won the World Cup on Sunday after beating defending champions France 4-2 on penalties, following a dramatic 3-3 draw after extra time.

Argentina keeper Emiliano Martinez saved Kingsley Coman's penalty and Aurelien Tchouameni fired wide to give Argentina their first world title since 1986, and third overall.

France had come from two goals down to level over 90 minutes with Kylian Mbappe netting twice in two minutes, including an 80th-minute penalty.

The France striker completed his hat-trick in the 118th with another spot-kick after Argentina's Lionel Messi had tapped in for a 3-2 lead in the 109th.

Argentina had gone 2-0 up in the first half with Messi, making a record-breaking 26th World Cup appearance, converting a 23rd-minute penalty.

They struck again with a sublime four-pass counter-attack as Alexis Mac Allister's cutback found Angel Di Maria and he finished well.

23:49 18 Dec
Messi celebrates World Cup title
Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates his sides victory at the end of the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, December 18, 2022. AP/PTI

23:07 18 Dec
Messi scores again

Messi scores in extra time to put Argentina ahead 3-2 against France

22:41 18 Dec
Frances Kylian Mbappe amid high octane clash

22:34 18 Dec
Second half ends

Teams tied at 2-2 after second half, match goes into extra time.

22:21 18 Dec
Incredible stuff from Mbappe

Mbappe scores twice for France within minutes

22:04 18 Dec
70 minutes into second half, Argentina maintain lead

Argentina lead by 2-0 over France in second half

21:53 18 Dec
Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring his sides second goal
Argentina's Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. AP/PTI

21:50 18 Dec
Second half begins

Argentina vs France: Proceedings for second half underway

21:32 18 Dec
Argentina fans cheer for their team
Fans supporting Argentina cheer for their team at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. AP

21:27 18 Dec
Argentina lead 2-0 after first half

Argentina lead France 2-0 at halftime. Lionel Messi nets his sixth goal of the tournament and Angel Di Maria doubled the advantage from a thrilling counter-attack.

21:13 18 Dec
GOAL 2 for Argentina!

Angel Di Maria scores second goal for Argentina in 36th minute.

21:00 18 Dec
Argentina lead as Messi scores in 23rd minute

Argentina lead as Lionel Messi scores from the penalty spot.

20:44 18 Dec
Closing ceremony
Fireworks explode as artistes perform during the World Cup closing ceremony before the final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. AP/PTI

20:36 18 Dec
France awaits as back-to-back World Cup bid begins

Paris: Soccer fans gathered on the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris and packed bars and sports centres across France as Sunday's World Cup final against Argentina got underway. Supporters near the Arc de Triomphe braved near-freezing temperatures, breaking out into song as they urged "Les Bleus" to bring back the cup for a second straight tournament. Many waved the national 'tricolor' flag above their heads. Reuters

20:29 18 Dec
Team France

Hugo Lloris (captain), Jules Kounde, Raphael Varane, Dayot Upamecano, Theo Hernandez, Antoine Griezmann, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe

20:28 18 Dec
Team Argentina

Emiliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico, Rodrigo De Paul, Enzo Fernandez, Alexis Mac Allister, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi (captain), Julian Alvarez

#france #Lionel Messi


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