Argentina wins the FIFA World Cup 2022 on penalties, beating France 4-2. Lionel Messi’s dream finally came true, winning the World Cup, the only trophy that was missing in his celebrated career.
Argentina defeats France 4-2, winning the FIFA World Cup 2022 on penalties. A World Cup victory, the one trophy missing from Lionel Messi’s illustrious career, fulfils his long-held dream. Heartbreak for France, and Kylian Mbappe, who had scored a hat-trick.
The defending champions, France and Kylian Mbappé, who is in the best position to succeed Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as soccer’s biggest names, stand in his way.
Who wins the Golden Boot — the award for the top scorer — is just one of the many other narratives around the final. Kylian Mbappe (5 goals), Lionel Messi (5), Julian Alvarez (4) and Olivier Giroud (4) all in contention to win the Golden Boot, and it could very well go down to the wire.
Gonzalo Montiel scored the final penalty as Argentina beat France to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi scored in extra time as the game went to penalties. Messi and Di Maria earlier scored to put Argentina in front before Mbappe scored a brace in two minutes to pull the game back.
Lionel Messi is named Player of the Tournament!
Kylian Mbappe wins the Golden Boot award! He scored eight goals in total!
Emiliano Martinez is awarded the Golden Glove award.
Argentina’s Enzo Fernandez, 21, is awarded the FIFA Young Player Award!
Montiel Scores. Fra 2-4 Arg
Kolo Muani Scores. Fra 2-3 Arg
Paredes Scores. Fra 1-3 Arg
Tchouameni Misses!! Fra 1-2 Arg
Dybala Comes In And Scores. Fra 1-2 Arg
Coman Is The Next On The Spot. Emi Martinez Saves . Fra 1-1 Arg
Messi Comes In Next. And He Makes It 1-1. Fra 1-1 Arg
Mbappe Takes The First Shot. And He Scores. Fra 1-0 Arg
Goal! Argentina 3(3), France 3(2). Randal Kolo Muani (France) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.
The match was a thoroughly entertaining Final, which, as FIFA reported, was a fitting end to an outstanding tournament.
Lionel Scaloni: I’m proud. I’m less excited than other days but today I’m free. This team only makes me proud, it’s all theirs. I want to tell people to enjoy because this is a historic moment.
Enzo Fernandez: Being here, having the chance to win a World Cup with my country is priceless. All my family is here, I will carry it forever in my heart