In the final of the World Cup in Qatar, Argentina defeated France 4-2 in the penalty shootout. It has been able to win the World Cup after 36 years.
Argentina has now won the title for the third time after 1978 and 1986.
The match went into extra time after the match was tied 2-2 for the stipulated 90 minutes. There Lionel Messi scored a goal to put Argentina ahead 3-2, but Kylian Mbappé had something else in mind.
He scored a goal in the 117th minute to level the match at 3-3.
After this, Argentina won the match in the penalty shootout.
For the third time in World Cup history, the champion decided by a penalty shootout. Brazil in 1994 and Italy in 2006 won the match in the penalty shootout. Coincidentally, Italy defeated France.
The Argentina team has won its third title in World Cup history captained by Messi. Argentine team, had earlier won the 1978 and 1986 titles.
Apart from this, Argentina has also been the runner-up three times (1930, 1990, 2014). On the other hand, the French team’s dream of winning the title for the second time in a row and overall for the third time has been shattered.
Earlier, the French team became champions in 1998 and 2018.
Meanwhile Indian fans of Argentina and captain Lionel Messi celebrating the countrywide. Fans are on road in the States like Kerala, Delhi, Kolkata etc.