Argentina beats France in sensational World Cup Final
The Albiceleste of Argentina has won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
In a thrilling match that went into extra time and then a shootout between Argentina and the former reigning champion France, Lionel Messi scored two goals to help secure the win for Argentina.
The final score was 3-3 decided in a shootout, which ended 4-2.
France's star player Kylian Mbappe scored three times, twice in regulation to tie the game and again to tie the game in extra time.
This is Messi's first World Cup win and Argentina's third. They previously won the FIFA tournament in 1978 and 1986. Before that, Argentina had been runners-up thrice, in 1930, 1990, and 2014.
France had previously taken home the title in 2018, defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final round.
The 2022 World Cup set historical records since its' start on Nov. 20 in Doha, Qatar. The 22nd edition of the tournament was the first to be played in the Middle East. Because of the location's intense summer heat, the 2022 World Cup was the first not to be held in May, June, or July.
Additionally, it was played in a reduced timeframe of 29 days, whereas it typically runs just over a month.