FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina defeated France in the World Cup final which ended in a penalty shootout on Sunday. All eyes were on France’s Kylian Mbappé and Argentina’s Lionel Messi, two of soccer’s most famous players who played together for two seasons at Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, and both did not disappoint.
Mbappé scored three goals and Messi scored two goals. Both stars also won penalty kicks. After extra time the score was 3-3. Argentina won the shootout 4-2. Mbappé, 23, played on Sunday for the French national team, the reigning World Cup champions who won the tournament in Russia in 2018.
The 35-year-old Messi, who has played most of his long career in Europe, is on the field for the South. American Challenger. This is Messi’s fifth World Cup. He is considered the best player currently playing — and perhaps the greatest of all time — but he has never won a World Cup.
“Last day for our two Parisians,” Paris Saint-Germain said on Twitter on Sunday. “We are proud of you.” The French team said on Sunday morning that the match would be a “head-to-head” contest between four of the best strikers and top goalscorers at this year’s World Cup.
Mbappé and Messi have scored five goals each so far, while France’s Olivier Giroud and Argentina’s Julian Alvarez have both scored four. Why the Qatar Soccer World Cup is so controversial A win for France on Sunday would put the team in the rare category of winning back-to-back World Cups, a feat not achieved since Brazil won back-to-back in 1958 and 1962.
Mbappé is there. The winning team four years ago. Argentina has not lifted the World Cup trophy since beating West Germany in Mexico in 1986. In 2014, Messi’s team reached the finals in Brazil and lost to Germany.