Argentina won the World Cup for the third time in Qatar on Sunday, defeating France 4-2 in a penalty shootout to win the tournament for the first time in 36 years and a few months.
After 90 minutes of play, the score was tied at 2-2. However, in the 108th minute, Lionel Messi scored to give Argentina a 3-2 lead before Kylian Mbappe added the final goal to give his team a hat-trick two minutes before the end of extra time.
The thrilling World Cup final at the Lusail Stadium ended 3-3 after extra time as France's Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick and Argentina captain Lionel Messi scored twice.
Argentina's national football team is one of the most successful national teams in the world and has won two FIFA World Cups, one in 1978 and one in 1986. In 1930, 1990, and 2014, Argentina finished in second place.
According to a football sports website, History of Soccer, mighty Argentina hosted the FIFA World Cup final for the first time in 1978, and it was two years after a military coup that led to a somewhat controversial tournament.
Argentina was on the brink of exiting this tournament in the second round. They needed to beat Peru by at least four clear goals to get through, but in the end, they beat their fellow South Americans by a total of six goals before beating the Netherlands in the final match.
During the final game, Argentina took the lead toward the end of the first half and held onto that lead throughout, only to lose control of the World Cup match with just 8 minutes to go. With both teams deadlocked, the game went into extra time, and Argentina scored twice, winning the World Cup final 3-1.
The last one came after Diego Maradona's inspired victory at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
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