To win their third World Cup, Argentina defeated France 4-2 in penalties on December 18. In a 3-3 tie, Kylian Mbappe scored three times, and Lionel Messi scored twice to help France overturn 2-0 and 3-2 deficits.
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Argentina made a strong start in the championship match by leading France 2-0. However, France’s Kylian Mbappé scored two goals in the second half to change the game’s direction quickly. With a few minutes left, Argentina’s star player Lionel Messi broke the tie and scored another goal. It looked like Argentina would win again, but then Mbappé scored the third goal with a late penalty, becoming only the second player in World Cup history to score a hat trick.
After a tense round of penalty kicks, Argentina won. Emiliano Martnez, the goalkeeper for Argentina, stopped France’s second shot, and French winger Kingsley Coman’s penalty shot went wide. The game ended with a 3-3; after penalties, Argentina was ahead 4-2.
It was a fantastic night of drama, high emotions, and luck changes. It ended with one of the best finals of all time, as the two best players in the tournament gave commanding performances on the biggest stage.