2022 World Cup final live updates: Argentina defeats France in penalty kicks

Kingsley Coman and Aur lien Tchouam suffered for France, while Argentina converted all four of its penalty kicks to win the country’s third World Cup championship. Gonzalo Montiel scored the goal for Argentina.

2022 Fifa World Cup final heading to penalty kicks

For the third time in history, a World Cup final is being decided by penalty kicks. Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe both scored during the 2nd period of extra time to help ensure that this would be a penalty shoot-out, one of the most astonishing matches in the history of World Cups. Both teams had equally big chances in the last seconds of extra time.

For the second time in the past three years, the final of the World Cup final will be decided by penalty kicks. Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe each scored in the second half of extra time to send this to penalties, one of the tensest matches in the World Cup history. Each team had a chance to win in the final minutes of overtime.

France players suffer from flu

Les Bleus are back to full strength. Well, as full strength as they get at this tournament, rugby midfielder Adrien Rabiot and defender Dayot Upamecano, who missed the semi-final through illness, were in the starting lineup for France for Sunday’s final against Argentina. Raphael Varane is also in the starting lineup, two days after missing practice owing to influenza.

Argentina applying pressure early

Argentina continues to put pressure on France early. The Argentines were the first to get good looks at the goal and have been offsides twice already. Hugo Lloris was briefly knocked unconscious after taking a few hits near the penalty area.

GOAL! Lionel Messi penalty makes it 1-0 Argentina

GOAL! Lionel Messi’s penalty goal makes it 1–0 Argentina Argentina’s Angel Di Maria was fouled in the box by France’s Ousmane Demb le, gifting a penalty kick to Lionel Messi who converted cooly from the spot as Hugo Lloris went the wrong way. It’s Messi’s sixth goal of the tournament and he’s now in the lead for the Golden Boot.

GOAL! 2-0 Argentina as Angel Di Maria scores

GOAL! 2-0 Argentina as Angel Di Maria scores A beautiful counter-attack ends with Angel Di Maria finding the back of the net on an attacking cross from Alexis Mac Allister. Lionel Messi’s deft pass released his teammates into space close to the French defense forty yards from goal. You’re not going to see a nicer goal of that kind in the World Cup final.

HALFTIME: Argentina leads France 2-0

Argentina leads France 2–0 It was all Argentina in the first half, heading into the break up 2–0 behind goals from Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria. They’re 45 minutes from their first World Cup championship since 1986, and the first of Messi’s storied career. Messi is the first player to score in all four rounds of the knockout stage up converting penalty kicks in all rounds.

As a result of losing much of the break, France still can’t get its energy going, allowing Argentina to make good momentary opportunities till halftime.

France has not made much of a breakthrough due to a less effective second half, after the defending champions have failed to do anything effective throughout the first 20 minutes of the half. While Argentina is getting the most worth of time in at the beginning of the half an hour.

GOAL FRANCE! Kylian Mbappe’s penalty makes it 2-1

Kylian Mbappe’s penalty blows it 2-1! It’s going to be a breathless final ten minutes plus stoppage time after Mbappe converted from the place in the 80th minute.

GOAL FRANCE! Kylian Mbappe ties it up

Less than two minutes after scoring a penalty kick, Kylian Mbappe won France back for his goal. He is now the tournament’s top scorer with seven, pulling France back after struggling for the first 75 minutes of the game.

GOAL FRANCE! Kylian Mbappe strikes it up In just two minutes after the penalty kick, Kylian Mbappe put France on the board and recovered the momentum.

Kylian Mbappe hammers it up After scoring a penalty kick, Kylian Mbappe tied the game up in less than two minutes.

World Cup final heading to extra time at 2-2

The World Cup final is going to extra time at 2-2. Both teams took part in one last push during that time frame to determine the winner, but we’re heading to extra time in Qatar, with an added 30 minutes and perhaps penalty kicks to decide on the winner. Four of the previous five World Cup Finals have gone to extra minutes, including Argentina’s loss to Germany in 2014.

France, Argentina still tied after first period of extra time 

France, Argentina still tied at the end of extra time Neither team scored in the first 15 minutes of extra time, meaning we are just 15 minutes away from receiving penalty kicks if the score holds. Argentina had two huge chances in the final few minutes but France defender Dayot Upamecano made a game-saving slide tackle to block a shot and Lautaro Martinez was unable to get a score.

GOAL ARGENTINA! Lionel Messi scores on rebound to take 3-2 lead

GOAL ARGENTINA! Lionel Messi scores a rebound on the ball to win the match Lionel Messi leaped to get on his rebound side and managed to sneak the ball past the keeper to open the scoring in the 108th minute of Argentina’s World Cup final, so he’ll be leading Golden Boot with two goals.

GOAL FRANCE! Kylian Mbappe penalty makes it 3-3

GOAL FRANCE! Kylian Mbappe’s penalty makes it 3-3 After a handball in the penalty , France’s Kylian Mbappe converted the penalty spot in the 118 th minute, his third goal of the night for the second hattrick in the World Cup final history.

World Cup final heading to penalty kicks

For the third time in history, the World Cup final will be decided by penalty kicks. Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe each scored in the second period of extra time to send this to penalties, truly one of the matches in World Cup history.

Each team had a big chance in the last minute of extra time.

ARGENTINA WINS IN PENALTIES!

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