Messi crowned the first World Cup in his history
Lionel Messi, captain of the Argentina national team, wrote history, after leading the Tango to the 2022 World Cup title, after defeating France on penalties 4-2.
Argentina’s match against France ended in a 3-3 draw in regular and extra time, and then Tango succeeds in obtaining the title for the third time in history.
And Lionel Messi succeeded in winning his first World Cup in history, adding to his coffers the remaining title throughout his football career.
The Argentine national team was crowned the 2022 World Cup title after its dramatic victory over France by penalty kicks 4-2, after the end of normal time and extra time with a positive draw 3-3, in the exciting confrontation that took place between them this evening, Sunday, at the “Lusail” stadium, in the match. The final of the 22nd edition of the World Cup, which was hosted by Qatar, starting from last November 20, with the participation of 32 teams in 8 different stadiums.
Argentina vs France
Argentine star Lionel Messi scored the first goal for the Argentina national team against France via a penalty kick in the 23rd minute of the match time.
According to the global “Opta” network specialized in world football numbers and statistics, Lionel Messi holds the record for most matches played in the World Cup (26).
Lionel Messi has now 26 matches, surpassing German legend Lothar Matthews, who has 25 matches, and comes in third place, German Miroslav Klose, with 24 matches.
The “Opta” statistics network also mentioned that Messi became the first player in the history of the World Cup to succeed in scoring during all stages of the tournament, “groups, the final price, the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final match.”
Angel Di Maria scored the second goal for the Argentine national team, against his French counterpart, in the 36th minute of the match time.
Kylian Mbappe scored the first goal for France through a penalty in the 80th minute of the match.
Mbappe added the second goal with a wonderful shot that hit the Argentine net in the 82nd minute of the match.
Legend Lionel Messi scored the third goal for Argentina against his French counterpart in the 109th minute of the match.
Kylian Mbappe scored France’s third goal, completing his personal “hat-trick”, via a penalty kick in the 117th minute of the match.
Hugo Lloris, the goalkeeper of the French national team, set a record in the history of the World Cup, after playing the final match of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, against his Argentine counterpart.
And the “Opta” statistics network stated that Lloris became the most participating goalkeeper in the history of the World Cup with 20 matches, surpassing the previous record registered in the name of German Manuel Neuer with 19 matches.