FIFA World Cup 2022 Final Highlights, Argentina vs France: Argentina has won the FIFA World Cup 2022 after a long gap of 36 years. Argentina defeated the defending champion France in penalties by 4-2. Messi’s fantastic penalty, second goal in extra time, excellent assist by Mac Allister and Di Maria’s final touch took the Argentinian team way ahead in the game. Though France broke into the chase in the second half after Mbappe scored two goals within 97 seconds in the final minutes.
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ARG vs FRA FIFA World Cup: Time & Venue
The Argentina vs France match will start at 8.30 pm and is being played in the Lusail Stadium, Lusail.
ARG vs FRA FIFA World Cup: Live-streaming details
The final match will be broadcast live on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India and Jio Cinema’s app and website will be streaming the game live for free.
Follow this space to catch all the highlights of this thrilling final game of football:
🎶 𝙈𝙐𝘾𝙃𝘼𝘼𝘼𝘾𝙃𝙊𝙊𝙊𝙎 🎶 pic.twitter.com/TVVt04TVMW— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
There when it matters most 🇦🇷— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
Emi Martinez takes the @adidas Golden Glove Award! 🧤#FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022
The @adidas Golden Boot Award goes to Kylian Mbappe! 👏#Qatar2022's top goalscorer 📊— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
⭐️ MESSI ⭐️— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
Our @adidas Golden Ball Award winner!#FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022
Argentina President Alberto Fernández thanked the team after the win. “Thanks to players and technical team. They are the example that we should not give up. That we have…a great future,” he tweeted.
Gracias a jugadores y equipo técnico. Son el ejemplo de que no debemos bajar los brazos. Que tenemos un gran pueblo y un gran futuro. pic.twitter.com/xm3Ygm1ncI— Alberto Fernández (@alferdez) December 18, 2022
Congratulations to France for a spirited performance at the #FIFAWorldCup! They also delighted Football fans with their skill and sportsmanship on the way to the finals. @EmmanuelMacron— Narendra Modi
(@narendramodi) December 18, 2022
This will be remembered as one of the most thrilling Football matches! Congrats to Argentina on becoming #FIFAWorldCup Champions! They’ve played brilliantly through the tournament. Millions of Indian fans of Argentina and Messi rejoice in the magnificent victory! @alferdez— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 18, 2022
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Many congratulations to Argentina on doing this for Messi! Wonderful comeback from the way they started the campaign.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 18, 2022
Special mention to Martinez for the spectacular save towards the end of extra time. That was a clear indication to me that Argentina would clinch this. pic.twitter.com/KoXOTl1fSE
We've found our winner! 🏆#FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
🇦🇷👑 pic.twitter.com/5OW8L0mGrS— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
Argentina has defeated France by 4-2 in penalties and won the FIFA World Cup 2022 after a long gap of 36 years.
With 3-2 in the penalties, ARG leads the game.
Messi hits a smoot penalty. Coman misses. Dybala also converts penalty for ARG.
Mbappe hits first penalty kick. Kicks it into the net.
Additional three minutes have been added to the final time.
France gets penalty kick. Mbappe hits and goallllll! France back once again.
Martinez and Paredes comes in place of Alvarez and De Paul. Match goes into extra time.
Extra-time in the #FIFAWorldCup Final begins!#Qatar2022 | #ARG #FRA— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
The game moves into extra time after the final whistle. ARG 2 – FRA 2
Eight minutes have been added to the stoppage time.
Mbappe brings his team back in the game. Two back-to-back goals by France in the last minutes of the game has changed it all. ARG 2-FRA 2
France gets penalty kickk. Mbappe puts it in the net!
France has had two chances in the last few minutes to net the ball. The team is putting in all to get back in the game. ARG 2-FRA 0
What a performance! 👏 pic.twitter.com/M1e2tocwrr— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
Argentina makes the first change. Angel Di Maria goes out, Marcos Acuna comes in.
In the final game so far, Argentina was in possession of the ball for 55% of the time. France's ball possession at 45% so far.
Alvarez pushes inside France's defence. Kicks the ball for a goal. Misses!
A yellow card has been shown to France's Adrien Rabiot for a poor tackle of De Paul.
🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/P0ZRL799f0— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
Argentina has dominated in the game so far. France defenders stand resolute in the chase. Messi's fantastic penalty and the excellent assist by Mac Allister and Di Maria's touch has taken the Argentinian team way ahead in the game. Half time now
⚽️ Group stage— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
⚽️ Round of 16
Messi has led the way at this #FIFAWorldCup 👏 pic.twitter.com/vx3FqDQTwk
ARG hits second net. This time Di Maria leads the way. ARG 2-FRA 0
Messi hits a goal for ARG. The first goal comes in BIG.
Massive opportunity for ARG. Di Mario's tackle earns ARG penalty. Messi getting ready.
France takes the freekick but misses the net. ARG 0-FRA 0 (20')
France pushes the Argentinian team back and has possession rate at 47%, little shy of Argentina's 53%.
Argentina pushed inside France's defence. Messi takes first corner kick. Game gets intense near France's goal post. Lloris hurt.
🇦🇷 Messi's World Cup boots 😍 pic.twitter.com/XDEUlPIOAo— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) December 18, 2022
Both the teams have entered the ground. The toss is done. Match to kick-off anytime now.
What they're fighting for 🏆#FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 18, 2022
The line-up for France is out. Here are the Starting XI:
The line-up for Argentina is out. Here are the Starting XI:
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