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Argentina Wins World Cup After Penalty Shootout

Argentina has won a well-fought 2022 World Cup with penalty shootouts. Argentina beat France 4-2 on spot-kicks after a 3-3 draw and extra time.

The lifelong dream of repeating his hero Diego Maradona’s feat was finally realised after Lionel Messi won the World Cup for Argentina, gaining all the accolades.

Messi is, without doubt,  in the pantheon of soccer’s greatest ever players, alongside Pelé.  Pelé, a record three-time World Cup champion from Brazil and Diego Maradona, the late Argentina great with whom Messi was often compared.

Messi achieved what Maradona did in 1986 and dominated a World Cup for Argentina. The torch will some day pass to Mbappé, whose late goals sparked the most dramatic finals in the tournament’s 92-year history.

“Let’s go, Argentina!” Messi roared into a microphone on the field in the post-match celebrations after playing in a record 26th World Cup match.

Messi was exceptional from the start, putting the Argentines ahead from the penalty spot and playing a part in Angel Di Maria’s goal that made it 2-0 after 36 minutes.

Argentina Wins World Cup After Penalty Shootout (Spadetv.africa)

Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as the 2018 champions came from 2-0 down in normal time and then battled back after falling behind again in the extra 30 minutes, Messi did the magic within the 2 hours clash.

From 12-yards, Aurelien Tchouameni and Kingsley Coman missed the penalty before Gonzalo Montiel netted a goal that threw the argentines into wild jubilation.

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