Argentina has won the 2022 FIFA World Cup!
In a thrilling match that went to extra time and then a shootout between Argentina and the former reigning champion France, Lionel Messi scored two goals to help secure the win for Argentina.
A pontuação final foi 3-3 decided in a shootout, which ended 4-2.
France’s star player Kylian Mbappe scored three times, twice in regulation to tie the game and again to tie the game in extra time.
This is Messi’s first World Cup win and Argentina’s third. They previously won the FIFA tournament in 1978 e 1986. Antes disso, Argentina had been runners-up thrice, em 1930, 1990, e 2014.
France had previously taken home the title in 2018, defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final round.
O 2022 World Cup set historical records since its’ start on Nov. 20 em Doha, Catar. The 22nd edition of the tournament was the first to be played in the Middle East. Because of the location’s intense summer heat, a 2022 World Cup was the first not to be held in May, Junho, or July.
Além disso, it was played in a reduced timeframe of 29 dias (whereas it typically runs just over a month).
During the tournament’s semi-final round, Morocco made history when they defeated Portugal 1-0, marking the first African team to advance to the World Cup semifinals.
De acordo com New York Times, Yassin “Bono” Bounou, the Morocco goalkeeper, reflected on the win after the game at the Al Thumama Stadium.
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“Pinch me, I think I’m dreaming,” ele disse, pela saída. “These moments are great, but we’re here to change the mentality. With this feeling of inferiority, we have to get rid of it. The Moroccan player can face any in the world. The generation coming after us will know we can create miracles.”