The FIFA World Cup 2022 is named after Argentina as they beat the defending Champions France 4-2 on penalties. The Luhsail stadium echoed with the Argentinian player’s departure feat. Lionel Messi shattered all-time record created by German icon Lothar Matthaus as he entered his 26th FIFA World Cup emerging victorious. Matthaus’ record had been unchallenged ever since 1988 but was finally broken by the retiring Argentina Maestro today. Lionel Messi had confirmed earlier that he would retire from all international formats after FIFA WC 2022.
Shooting for penalties after the tie, Montel from Argentina took the score to 4-1, bringing home the FIFA World Cup for the third time.
Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria scored a goal each in the first half, but Kylian Mbappe scored a brace in the dying minutes of the game to keep France alive in the match and take the game into extra-time at the Lusail stadium. However, Messi scored in the second half of the extra time, but Mbappe once again converted from the spot to tie the score 3-3 and take the game into the penalties.
However, Argentina keeper Emiliano Martinez saved Kingsley Coman’s penalty, while Aurelien Tchouameni missed one as Argentina won the shootout 4-2.
The stands felt lively like never before as Argentina scored its goals. Messi became the first-ever player to score a goal in the group stage, round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal, and final of the FIFA World Cup 2022.