After the result of the match could not be found even in extra time, the matter reached the penalty shoot-out. Here captain Lionel Messi took the responsibility of scoring the first goal and did it successfully. After this, the team put all the balls in the goal without miss on France, while after scoring the first goal against France, all three consecutive attempts failed. In this way, Argentina scored the first four goals while France was able to score only 2 goals and the last kick was not needed.
Argentina became world champion for the third time
Argentina won their third World Cup title after defeating France 4-2 in the penalty shoot-out. This was the team’s first title under Messi’s captaincy. Due to this, the Pahel team had the distinction of becoming the world champion in the years 1978 and 1986. Argentina has also been the runner-up in this tournament three times (1930, 1990, 2014). On the other hand, the French team, which was the runner-up in Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022, won the title in 1998 and 2018.
Argentina’s journey in Qatar FIFA World Cup
Argentina was placed in Group C in this tournament along with Poland, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. In the very first match, Saudi Arabia upset Messi’s team by defeating them. After this setback, the team did not look back. Made it to the pre quarter finals by winning two consecutive matches. First defeating Australia and then the Netherlands made it to the semi-finals. Defeating Croatia 3-0 here, the final ticket was confirmed.
France’s journey to the Qatar FIFA World Cup
The French team was placed in Group D along with Australia, Tunisia and Denmark. After defeating Australia and Denmark, France lost to Tunisia in the last league match. The team reached the semi-finals after defeating Poland and then England in the pre-quarterfinals. The team progressed to the final with a 2–0 win against Morocco.
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