Argentina are the new FIFA World Cup champions, beat defending Champions France 4-2 in penalties
The game ran more than two hours as Argentina and France played to a grueling draw
Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 3-3 draw in a thrilling final at the Lusail Stadium in Doha.
Argentina raced into a two-goal lead through Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria before two Kylian Mbappe goals saw holders France pull level in spectacular fashion.
The game ran more than two hours as Argentina and France played to a grueling draw.
The score was 2-2 after 90 minutes when extra time began.
Argentine star Lionel Messi then scored a goal, and a few minutes later France answered back. The duel continued with penalty kicks as both teams made goals on the first of their five penalty kicks.
France missed kicks No. 2 and 3; Argentina made both of those kicks.
The pressure was palpable as France kept its hopes alive by making kick No. 4.
But the decisive move came from Argentina's Gonzalo Montiel, who sank in kick No. 4, which sealed Argentina's victory.
The win marks Argentina's third-ever World Cup victory and first since 1986. The whole Argentina camp was in a celebratory mood as Messi entered the locker room with the World Cup trophy in hand and proceeded to climb on top of the table while the whole room erupted with joy.